Facebook: 27 Blair
Hi, I'm Sally, a Bondi local with a passion for creating my own venue. While I initially pursued a career in law and policy, my heart always yearned for the hospitality industry. In 2020, a trip to Greece inspired me when a friend started their own cafe/restaurant. That's when I knew what I wanted.
During the 2021 lockdown in Sydney, I seized the opportunity to draw up a comprehensive business plan and leave my consulting job. My journey began with enrolling in a patisserie and hospitality management course, aiming to be ready for my own venue in 18 months. In February 2023, fate intervened during a conversation, leading to an accepted bid two weeks later. By March, I completed my course, and on April 19, 2023, I officially took over the former Blair St Dairy. Finally, on July 14, 2023, 27 Blair opened its doors to the public, turning my dreams into reality.
At 27 Blair, we embrace the four pillars of sustainability: community, people, environment, and business. I won't bore you with the details of the business aspect, but it involves running the venue in a way that supports jobs and contributes to the economy. However, let's dive into the other three.
Community holds immense significance to me. Through my travels and experiences of loneliness in towering buildings and concrete jungles, I've come to value the importance of a strong community. It provides a sense of belonging and connection. I strive to cultivate a welcoming atmosphere at 27 Blair, where people feel part of something greater. Additionally, we actively engage in community activities and collaborate with the wider Bondi community.
Our people encompass not only our team members, suppliers, and contractors but also you, our valued customers. We prioritize treating everyone with respect, support, and kindness. I've had my fair share of negative work experiences, and I'm determined to create a different environment. So, join us, meet us, and get to know your neighbors. Strike up a conversation with the familiar faces you see waiting for coffee every day. It will be worth it, I promise.