On August 7, 2013, Petersham’s Oxford Tavern closed after offering decades of topless service and free, live performances from showgirls 3-7 days a week.

On its final Tuesday night, customers queued down Crystal Street and drank the kegs dry. Its closure prompted a stripper reunion with dancers travelling across Australia to pay tribute alongside curious or committed locals coming to say goodbye. Its closure changed the character of the neighbourhood forever.

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