Fashion designer VELVET SUSHI is moving out of the New Edition book shop to 16 Wray Avenue where it will share space with MADAME BUKESHLA.
Designer Deborah McKendrick will take up residence with textile designer Trish Bygott and partner Nathan Crotty.
Good to hear we now have a local Fremantle bakery that bakes authentic BAGELS. The boys from the Grumpy Sailor cafe in the New Edition bookshop in High Street, decided they wanted to learn how to make proper bagels, so they went all the way to New York to learn from the experts.
Nathan and Todd bought the required equipment and shipped it over to W.A. and set up the HOLY BAGEL Bakery in O’Connor, that already supplies some of our local cafes and hopefully many more will follow.
They are selling 150 bagels a day at Grumpy Sailor, including my favourite with smoked salmon, but what about something new and different like Blueberry, Chocolate, Cheddar Cheese, Everything Bagel, and Cinnamon and Raisin, or the Chocolate one with Raspberry Smear. Yum!
Yocal, the Cool Room and Vanilla Bean all sell Holy Bagels.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt called me just now and was very irate about my blog post about New Edition bookshop in High Street closing. The Mayor told me the information I received is inaccurate and that negotiations are on the way to keep the iconic bookshop in town, which no doubt would delight many people, including me.
While at it the Mayor also accused me of being negative about development in Fremantle and the Design Advisory Committee. According to Brad Pettitt I only occasionally write the odd positive story about Fremantle. I think my record on that speaks for itself and can easily be seen on this blog. I do a lot more to positively promote Fremantle than most citizens of this city, so I won’t have a sleepless night about the Mayor’s inaccurate accusation..
Let me make it perfectly clear that I do not have an agenda to be negative about Fremantle, Council, or individual Elected Members, but I will continue to scrutinise what the City of Fremantle does and expose any humbug I might find.
Anyway, it’s good to finish the day with a good story, so I hope the Mayor and owner of New Edition will let us know the details soon.
I am really very sad to hear that the magnificent NEW EDITION bookshop in Fremantle High Street will close its doors at the end of February. New Edition has been a true Freo ikon for many years, and is my favourite bookshop. Even when they were still at the Cappuccino Strip, New Edition had that special ambience, and that only improved when they moved to the much larger and more beautiful premises in High Street.
Of course the closure affects the Grumpy Sailor Cafe, who are looking for an affordable new location in the Freo centre, and also fashion designer Velvet Sushi, who will have to move.
It will be a truly sad day for Freo when New Edition leaves and I suggest we have a wake to thank and goodbye them.
To end on a more positive note; Hush Cafe is moving from Market to High Street, just two doors away from the Bodkins Bootery.
I doubt the ladder is part of the display of this WORKING HOLIDAYS business in Fremantle Market Street, but it emphasises what the place is all about. ; >) Great name WORKABOUT.
And by the way, the GRUMPY SAILOR CAFE at the New Edition bookshop in High Street is looking for full-time experienced cafe staff. They are great people, so if you are looking for a job pop in.
I love going to cafes to read the newspapers, watch people and enjoy good coffee. We are lucky in Fremantle to have so many funky, cosy and good cafes that offer good food and very good coffee. I have mentioned some of my favourites in the past so won’t repeat myself.
The Grumpy Sailor cafe in the New Edition bookshop is one of them. I just adore the ambiance of sitting among books and watching people browse for that special gift. Being in a book environment is something I experience as peaceful and serene and I love it.
The Grumpy is renowned for its excellent bagels that come all the way from a Jewish bakery in Mount Lawley. Go and try one!
I noticed this reader outside the Grumpy Sailor with his Sailor Jerry cap to match the cafe’s name, so couldn’t resist taking a photo.
Fashion boutique VELVET SUSHI has moved into the Fremantle NEW EDITION bookshop in High Street. It’s a welcome and colourful addition to the books and Grumpy Sailor cafe, so go and check it out.
Fremantle fashion designer Deborah Mckendry is moving her VELVET SUSHI boutique to the opposite side of High Street on Tuesday and will move into the old bank vault at the back of the NEW EDITION bookshop.
I believe the mix of fashion, books and the Grumpy Sailor cafe is great. I have long advocated for Fremantle retailers to think outside the square and creatively embrace other wares as well as their own, so it is nice to see someone is doing it.