Australian Restaurateur Fights AC/DC Street Name Tribute

According to the Herald Sun, the owner of Melbourne institution Rosati will fight a move to rename Corporation Lane in a tribute to rock band AC/DC.

Piero Gesualdi said the plan being considered by Melbourne City Council to call it "ACDC Lane" was inappropriate.

Gesualdi, whose restaurant stands close to Corporation Lane, said the group had no relevance to the street. "AC/DC, as a band, has no affiliation with this area except for being belted out at 3am from a speaker," he wrote in a letter of objection to council.

"AC/DC would have no idea where this area was unless they came to Rosati for a coffee on their way to a gig," Gesualdi said.

He said neighboring law firms, banks, architects, galleries and major corporations opposed the plan.

"We all feel this name will have a negative impact on the area, rather than reflect the general environment of the area," he said.

A council team considering the plan described Corporation Lane as being grungy.

"Aren't all laneways grungy?" Gesualdi asked.

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