NEW BURGER RESTAURANT FOR FREMANTLE ESPLANADE
The City of Fremantle will be spending an estimated $ 700,000 on building a new hospitality venue for the new Esplanade Hub near the railway line and ferris wheel, while telling the owners of the long-established Carriage Cafe to close business by the end of April 2019 and demolish or dismantle the building and pack it up.
The FPOL Committee of Council will on Wednesday debate to lease the new building to Park Burger, the preferred tenderer out of three, for between $ 150-250 per square metre per annum. The new burger restaurant “Will be set in an architecturally significant building” according to CoF documents, and will be 250-350 square metres large.
The building will run on “green power” and the operators might grow organic products on and around the building. They will also seek to acquire a liquor license.
It will be managed and operated by a team of professionals with extensive hospitality experience in WA and Fremantle, but the documents do not disclose who these people are. My guess is that they will include Fishing Boat Harbour operators getting a bit more of the hospitality share in Freo.
The entertainment section for the hub was also tendered for and the preferred tenderer is the Tourist Wheel that is already there, so nothing new in that regard.