By Clyde Mooney
After weeks of speculation, one of Australia’s infamous pub family lineages has ended with Fraser Short splitting from Keystone Hospitality.
The man behind some of Sydney’s must-be venues such as The Sugarmill, The Loft and The Winery, has resigned from a number of directorships linked to bars in the Keystone portfolio.
Short is planning to move straight into his own operations, taking on a 25-year lease on the Brooklyn Hotel on George St in the heart of the CBD.
There are rumours of an expansive rooftop bar and entertainment area atop the Brooklyn, within walking distance of the family’s iconic Glenmore Rooftop hotel at The Rocks.
Short also walks away from thriving venues Cargo Bar, Bungalow 8, The Winery, Gazebo, Kit & Kaboodle and the Australian Hotel, also at The Rocks.
Keystone Hospitality is predominantly owned by the Short family. Fraser Short was not immediately available for comment.