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Rumour confirmed: The Elms Family Hotel is closing down

RUMOUR FILE CONFIRMED

One of Melbourne’s oldest and most iconic pubs is closing down.

The Elms Family Hotel, in a property owned by a superannuation fund, will make way for an office block.

It has sat on the corner of Spring and Little Lonsdale streets since 1855.

‘There’s a couple (of CBD pubs) that are older, but we’ve had the longest continuous license,’ licensee Genevieve Tierney told Ross and John.

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The Elms will close on Monday, but Ms Tierney is hopeful of finding a new location soon.

‘We’ve got a couple of irons in the fire.’

It’s believed the facade of the Elms Family Hotel is heritage-listed.

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