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Posted in alcohol, bars, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on February 14, 2018


The City of Fremantle is well advised to consider the opinion of publican Jon Sainken about pop-up bars.

Sainken, who is a director of Club Bayview in Claremont and of the Mindarie Marina and Leederville hotels has warned that public safety is at risk in pop-up bars because of low safety standards, not having the required number of exits and fire equipment. I add toilets to that as well.

At present we have a pop-up bar at the Number One unit at J Shed on Bathers Beach, with live music on weekends in the space leased from the City of Fremantle by Sunset Events, that greatly inconveniences neighbouring artists.

The operator has told patrons that he has the space for two years, but no additional toilets have been installed and the public toilets at Arthur Head close at 7pm.

Are there sufficient fire extinguishers in the small bar?

I also noticed people illegally drinking on the A Class reserve and parking there as well and that needs to be more strictly monitored by Fremantle City officers, as the area is frequented by tourists.

Another pop-up is returning for a month with The Dock re-opening in B Shed at Victoria Quay.

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on February 14, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Yes thank you! That was a major typo by me and I have corrected it!!

    Thanks again. Much appreciate when readers make me aware when I make a mistake because even God-like Loopy makes mistakes now and then.

    Just let me know and I’ll correct it straight away.


  2. luggerite said, on February 14, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Roel, I think you mean the J Shed space leased by Sunset Events. Unfortunately this will mean more portapotti eyesores on the A class reserve…

  3. Sean Hefferon said, on February 14, 2018 at 9:40 am

    J shed pop up bar. Presumably it has safety systems in place? Fully trained staff? Written procedures – you know all that stuff to mitigate risk. Walked past early one morning (it was closed) and it looked pretty basic. Sure Council is all over it๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

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