Frankie’s Pizza is closing to make way for a new subway station

Legendary Sydney venue Frankie’s Pizza has closed its doors after being forced to close to make way for a new tube station.

The rock ‘n’ roll venue held its final hooray on Sunday night, 10 years after it opened, as hundreds of die-hard fans queued to get into the bar for the last time.

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Frankie’s creative director Jordan McDonald predicted the venue’s final night would be “ultimate chaos.”

Several regulars told 7NEWS.com.au that the venue is not just a place to eat or drink, but rather represents a community.

“It’s more than a second home for us,” said one person.

“Sometimes it feels like Norm in Cheers where everyone knows your name when you show up here and you’re well taken care of,” said another.

Frankie’s Pizza closed on Sunday, the same day it opened 10 years ago. Recognition: Instagram

Numerous musical acts have performed here over the last decade, including Guns N’ Roses, Wolfmother, Foo Fighters, Priscilla Presley and Smashing Pumpkins.

Prior to his final act, Frankie’s auctioned off memorabilia and nostalgic items such as frames and commemorative T-shirts.

The building will be demolished along with several of its neighbors to make way for a new subway tunnel in the city. The 24km underground rail line will connect Paramatta to the city’s central business district.

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