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BOOKS, WINE AND FOOD AT STRANGE COMPANY

Posted in bar, BOOKS, city of fremantle, hospitality, reading, Uncategorized by freoview on June 13, 2019

 

The STRANGE EDITIONS 3.0
A winter book club is back at Fremantle’s Strange Company bar.

The very popular winter book club returns for its third year with a series of celebrated local authors who will be joining to discuss their most recent novels.

All of the books will be available at the bar ahead of each session, and the Strange Company crew are more than happy to have a chat with you about them over a drink or two.

The book club is on the last Tuesday of each month (June – September) to discuss these exceptional books and enjoy some quality wine.

June 25: Anne-Louise Willoughby for ‘Nora Heysen: A Portrait’
Hosted by editor, publisher and critic Naama Grey-Smith

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30th July
Alice Nelson for ‘The Children’s House’
 Hosted by award-winning author and academic Brenda Walker.

27th August 
Marcella Polain for ‘Driving Into The Sun’
 Hosted by ABC Radio Perth’s Gillian O’Shaughnessy.

24th September 
Steve Hawke for ‘Out Of Time’
 Hosted by journalist, university lecturer and ABC Radio Perth presenter Glynn Greensmith

Please note, this is a free event, but RSVP is essential as places are limited.

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FREMANTLE WELCOMES SOMA KITCHEN

Posted in bar, cafe, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 23, 2019

 

 

Fremantle has a lovely new restaurant, bar, cafe and bakery in Little Market Street behind Gino’s and the Dome. SOMA Kitchen has opened its doors and it looks very welcoming and cosy.

International beers and a great wine list enhance the Southern European food on offer, that is merged with North African and Middle Eastern influences.

It is nice and relaxing to sit in the alfresco area without buses and cars in your face, so wander over soon and give it a try. I will for sure!

It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Roel Loopers

CLANCY’S RECEIVES RARE MUSIC AWARD

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, concerts, hospitality, music, tavern, Uncategorized by freoview on April 24, 2019

 

Clancys's

 

Fremantle’s famous and loved family pub CLANCY’S will be given a rare award at this month’s APRA Music Awards in Melbourne.

The fish pub will receive the Australasian Performing Right Association Licensee of the Year 2019 for excellent music citizenship.

This is only the third time that this award has been given.

In my good old pub days I spent a lot of time at Clancy’s on Friday nights and dancing on the invigorating music of the Zydecats on Sunday nights. It is a great and safe tavern with fantastic staff, so congratulations to all there!

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FREMANTLE APPROVES SYNAGOGUE TAVERN

 

The Old Synagogue

 

The Planning Committee of Fremantle Council last night unanimously approved the application for a tavern at the former Synagogue site on the corner of South Terrace and Parry Street.

There was no discussion about the proposal with Elected Members saying it would be a good development.

The consensus was that the landmark site had been an eyesore for too long, and that the development would integrate well with future plans for Fremantle Oval.

Mayor Brad Pettitt said the tavern was a really good outcome for Fremantle.

Now all the proponents will have to do is apply for a liquor license and wait approximately a year before that gets approved, which really is a far too long process.

The development will create a basement and a rooftop bar, beer gardens, restaurant, and an alfresco area on Parry Street.

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SOUTH FREMANTLE TAVERN RAISES CONCERNS

Posted in alcohol, bar, brewery, city of fremantle, development, food, local government, parking, tavern, Uncategorized by freoview on February 19, 2019

 

There are serious concerns in the South Fremantle community about a proposed tavern, brewery and distillery on the former Sealanes site at 176-238 Marine Terrace.

Locals believe there is already ample supply of alcohol-related outlets in the area and that parking issues will escalate even more. They are also worried about noise, smells and anti social behaviour in the adjoining residential streets.

The proposal by the Running with Thieves brewery is for a micro-brewery that would be able to produce 1 million litres of beer, plus a distillery that would make gin, vodka, rum and whiskey.

There would also be a bar, restaurant and retail outlet, so unless substantial parking bays will be provided on site it would severely affect parking for locals and people visiting South Beach and the sunset markets, and those who commute on the CAT bus to the train station.

Submissions for the proposal closed on February 15, but many locals complain they had not been made aware of it and are scrambling to voice their opposition to the plans.

Although the official submission period is over there is still plenty of time to contact Fremantle Councillors. You can reach them all together here: members@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Roel Loopers

 

MANNING BUILDING REDEVELOPMENT STARTS

Posted in architecture, bar, brewery, city of fremantle, development, heritage, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on February 11, 2019

 

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Contractors for Silverleaf Investments have started on the building redevelopment of the historic Manning Building, which takes up the entire south of the High Street mall and runs along William and Market streets.

The redevelopment will include a tavern and micro brewery and will hopefully help to reactivate Fremantle’s CBD.

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JUNGLE BIRD OPENS IN FREO’S WEST END

Posted in bar, cafe, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on February 11, 2019

 

jungle bird

 

The old sailors used to like a bit of rum in their coffee, so the new bar and cafe on the corner of Pakenham and High Street in Fremantle’s West End is well suited to them.

JUNGLE BIRD rum&coffee has replaced the former Mrs Chats bar next to the newsagency and opposite Bitches Brew framers and art space.

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BEERPOURIUM FOR FREO’S CAPPUCCINO STRIP

Posted in bar, beer, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on February 9, 2019

 

beerpourium

 

Something is finally happening at the former KULCHA on the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip.

I noticed the banner for the BEERPOURIUM (silly name!) and checked them out on Facebook.

It is going to be a small bar specialising in craft beer with woodfired food on offer, so a bit different from the application with the City that promised a restaurant and music venue.

There is no opening date yet, but it says it will be the summer of 2019, so that should be soon. They only received their liquor license for a small bar recently.

Good luck and may it become a lovely relaxing venue to have a quiet beer with friends!

Roel Loopers

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JOBS AT NEW FREO SOCIAL MUSIC VENUE

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, concerts, employment, entertainment, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 17, 2019

 

Want to be a part of one of Perth’s biggest and newest hospitality venues? Freo.Social is opening soon and they need crew to man the ship.

Between the Entertainment Hall, Brewshed, in-house food trucks, extensive beer gardens, 4 bars, 58 beer taps and other offerings, the 800-capacity venue has something to excite everyone.

Freo Social are after the best Managers, Supervisors, Floor staff, Bar Staff and Kitchen Hands out there.

“We understand that hospo is a two-way road and we plan on investing time, training and energy into you!”

Read more about Freo.Social and the available positions and apply here >>> https://www.seek.com.au/job/38106183…

You can also apply directly to jobs@freo.social

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NEW BRUSH FACTORY, BUT IS IT BEAUTIFUL?

 

 

The fences finally came down along the Brush Factory development on the corner of Duke and George streets in East Fremantle, so I went to have another look at it this morning.

I know that beauty is difficult to quantify because it has different meanings for all of us, but I do find the modern top-level addition on the old building quite intriguing, while some other parts are just not my cup of tea.

I do not like the darkness the dark bricks create along Duke Street, where apartment buildings have been added, and I find that the northern side of development, which faces the old Royal George hotel, has very strange and awkward angles, almost as if much of it was an after-thought that was added to it.

But the epic development of the former Lauder&Howard antiques building has finally been completed and incorporates the Duke of George jazz and blues bar, so it is in part a good addition for the area.

In the meantime graffiti vandals have started to deface the Royal George again and it is still not known if Saracen Properties will go ahead with the development there after all, when they are only allowed to have a seven-storey building behind the former hotel.

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