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Posted in city of fremantle, health, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on June 8, 2017


I find it rather strange to read on Perth Now/Sunday Times on-line that a Fremantle psychiatric clinic operator objects to a new small bar proposal at 10 High Street in the historic West End.

Psychiatrist Dr Keven O’Daly told Perth Now it would be totally inappropriate to have a bar next to his premises where they deal with drug, alcohol and suicide issues.

The proposed bar would be a sister bar to the great Strange Company bar in Nairn Street that is very popular and last Monday even introduced a book club. The new bar would operate from 4.30 pm to midnight, so mostly when the clinic next door would be closed for business.

It is rather bizarre that Dr O’Daly opened his clinic in High Street where there are already licensed premises when that is a concern for his clients. The temptation to grab a drink would be a lot less outside the cbd one would think.

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  1. Rob said, on June 8, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I think you will find that they will work well together without any issues. Small bars don’t generate anti-social behaviour like the bigger pubs, they have a far smaller clientele, who are well generally behaved and the bars are usually well managed, And in this case supported by the majority of local residents and businesses. And dare I say, living and working in the city centre requires you to have some flexibility.

  2. bigjulie said, on June 8, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Many decades ago, a similar clash of purpose happened in Huntingdale, a suburb of Melbourne near Brighton. A long standing “Gentleman’s Club”, no pun intended, found that a Ballet School had opened next door to its discrete entry. The young girls would taunt the arriving chaps with “we know where you are going” or ” who’s a rudeeeee”.
    The clash of zoning harmony went before a magistrate who determined that the two activities were not mutually supportive and as the Gentleman’s Club was there first, the school should move to a less conflicted location.

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