New owner Pixie Weyand will reopen Fortitude Valley institution The Zoo this weekend.

After months of renovations, The Zoo is set to throw open its doors for the first time this year.

Local businesswoman Pixie Weyand, who also opened Fortitude Valley organic cafe Lost Boys and was named Telstra’s Young Businesswoman of the Year for 2016, bought the venue from longtime owner Joc Curran last April.

After a period of evaluation, Weyand has spent the last eight weeks giving the venue a new look.

“I spent six months sitting on my hands a bit, giving myself some time to fully understand the venue; what works and what doesn’t,” she explains.

“Keeping in mind the little things that define The Zoo is integral to the way we’re going to move forward, but still reinventing the space.”

Weyand says she’s upgraded the venue’s sound booth to ensure the venue maintains a quality reputation.

“Maintaining The Zoo’s reputation as a positive contributor to the music industry is super important to me,” she says.

“As a musician myself, I understand the need to provide a high quality venue for our up-and-coming legends!”

The Zoo will re-open in style this Saturday 4 February at 8pm, with a reunited Bleeding Knees Club in the headline slot. Good Boy, Bugs and Blacksun will support. For more info and tickets, visit