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BIG PLANS FOR FREMANTLE TECHNICAL SCHOOL SITE

 

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More great news for Fremantle with the confirmation that the Prendiville Group has purchase the former Fremantle Technical School, opposite the Fremantle Markets and have big plans for the site.

The West Australian reports that the hospitality group will relocate their headquarters to the building and also set up a training college for the hospitality industry, as well as open a temporary alfresco cafe.

The even bigger plan is to build a small hotel or student accommodation above the carpark.

The Prendiville Group bought the building for $ 3.55 million from the WA state government.

The Prendiville group has a very long association with Freo and Peter Prendiville was the Chancellor of Notre Dame University until the end of 2019.

It will be fantastic to see the site activated and to get more people working and studying in our gorgeous port city.

Roel Loopers

FEEL GOOD SUNDAY IN FREMANTLE

 

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It is impossible to adhere to the 1.5 metre social distancing rule along the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip today as there are so many people on the footpaths.

Great for our traders, but it makes me a bit uncomfortable to have to be in so close contact with so many strangers.

I was a bit early for lunch trade in the Fishing Boat Harbour, but could not resist taking the above photo. It is such a gorgeous, clear and sunny day!

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO CAPPUCCINO STRIP SITE FOR SALE

Posted in brewery, cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, hospitality, property, Uncategorized by freoview on September 18, 2019

 

Monk

 

The prominent Monk Brewery site on the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip is for sale.

Savills Australia has the 923 square metre site listed, but no worries for the fans of the brewery. Their lease expires in April next years but they do have a five year option to extend that.

Does anyone remember when Miss Maud was there? ; >)

Roel Loopers

PIPES FOR FREMANTLE GOING FAST

Posted in cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on September 17, 2019

 

Pipes for Freo

 

The Pipes for Fremantle project by the Water Corporation is ahead of schedule and that means the Cappuccino Strip will open this Saturday at the end of business.

Resurfacing is currently happening so the northbound lane remains closed until Saturday evening.

Roel Loopers

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A TOURIST IN MY OWN FREO TOWN

 

 

I was a tourist in my own town today and took these photos of Fremantle during a two hour walk.

We are blessed to live in such a gorgeous city!

Roel Loopers

Click on photos to enlarge!

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TRAFFIC DELAYS ON CAPPUCCINO STRIP

Posted in cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on August 14, 2019

 

Pipes

 

Just a warning that there are minor traffic delays along the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip because of the Pipes for Fremantle maintenance work by Water Corp.

The Cappuccino Strip is only one lane traffic regulated by traffic management people.

Roel Loopers

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DOES FREO NEED ANOTHER PIZZA BAR?

Posted in bar, cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on February 11, 2018

 

The FPOL Committee of the City of Fremantle will this coming Wednesday make a decision about signing a fifteen-year lease with Sierra Orenda for the upstairs-former KULCHA-section above the DOME cafe of the Evan Davies building at the Cappuccino Strip.

Sierra Orenda wants to open a small bar and restaurant and serve wood fired pizza.

The rent for the property would be $ 80,000 per annum, plus all outgoings and GST.

Fremantle City recently spent a lot of money on creating universal access to the building by adding a lift and new entrance at the back of the building, so everyone will now be able to get upstairs without difficulty.

My only question is why another pizza outlet in Fremantle? Another new bar and pizza outlet will open on Victoria Quay soon. There are sooooooo many of them, all taking away business from each other while other international cuisines are lacking in Fremantle. Variety is the spice of life!

Roel Loopers

BRIGHTER FREO CAPPUCCINO STRIP

Posted in cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on January 3, 2018

 

Cap Strip lights

 

The Fremantle Cappuccino Strip is brighter in the evenings after the installation of new LED street lights.

The City of Fremantle has removed 36 old-fashioned light fittings, using 150 watt metal halide globes, and replaced them with new 40 watt LED fittings.

The new lights will not only shine brighter but also use significantly less power and result in substantial savings on maintenance.

The new LED lights will see energy consumption from the street lights on the strip drop from almost 24,000kwh per year to around 6000kwh, a reduction of around 75 per cent.

The lights also have a lifespan many times longer than metal halide globes, and it will be a few years before they’ll need maintenance. That represents a big saving for the City in labour, parts and equipment.

SUMMER IS COMING!

Posted in cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 12, 2017

 

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I like it hot, so can’t wait for summer, and the season of markets, festivals and events to start in Fremantle.

Took this photo on my way to the Council meeting late yesterday afternoon at the Cappuccino Strip near the very cosy Benny’s bar and cafe.

 

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward!

STUNNG FREO SUN-DAY

Posted in bathers beach, cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on August 20, 2017

 

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What a stunningly beautiful Sunday in Fremantle today!

No need to take my word for it though, but the thousands of people came to Freo for a stroll, meal or coffee, show that I am right.

It is such a delight to see more people in town, and to know that this is going to assist our traders.

It is good to know that in the near future all the development that is happening in the inner city will see more people living and working in the CBD. A couple of hotels are also in the pipeline, so the hundreds of thousands of visitors will be able to stay in our port city overnight.

It’s all good and I am very optimistic about Freo’s future!

 

Roel Loopers

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