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Mar 25, 2021

CBD hostel Backpack Oz has closed

Backpack Oz has been run by Sam Twelftree and his siblings since 1999, but he says his “small family business [has] been squashed” by the pandemic. He's not the only hostel owner who feels forgotten.

Dec 17, 2020
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Jive needs your help to survive the COVID-19 pandemic

Jive is a live music institution in Adelaide, but the pandemic has left it with debt and with no means of trading into recovery. A group of SA music industry figures has started a fundraising campaign to ensure the venue's future.

Dec 8, 2020
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Stand-up consumption in hospitality venues allowed from Monday

Although the one-person-per-two-square-metres rule is still in place, the South Australian Transition Committee is slowly inching the state towards a New Year COVID-19 normal, with the 'vertical consumption' of booze back on the table from Monday.