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GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET IS BACK!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on January 12, 2019

 

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The Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market is back after a well-deserved NY’s break.

So head for the Fremantle College on Lefroy Road this Sunday between 8am and noon for fresh fruit&vegetables, organic produce, breads, pastries, etc.

There are also food stalls for yummy breakfast or take-away for lunch, great coffee, Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm for the kids, live music, face painting, and that unique very Freo community ambience.

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MURAL ART AT FREO’S FEDERAL HOTEL

Posted in art, city of fremantle, food, heritage, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on January 8, 2019

 

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The Fremantle Federal Hotel has added more mural artwork to the building in Paddy Troy Lane.

It looks very good so go and have a look at it. It’s a great excuse to have a cold drink and a meal at the heritage-listed building.

Roel Loopers

FOOD TRUCKS AND SUN SET AT THE SWAN RIVER

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle port, Uncategorized by freoview on January 7, 2019

 

 

The Under The Bridge Foodtrucks are back at the Fremantle East Street jetty from 5pm tonight, so go and enjoy great food, live music and watching the sun set behind the port.

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MARKET AND MUSIC FREO SUNDAY FUN

 

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It is sooooo much nicer to go food shopping at the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market than going to a sterile shopping centre, and the last one of the year is on this Sunday December 23 from 8am till midday.

So get on your airconditioned bikes or in your hot cars and head to Fremantle College on Lefroy Road for all that fresh produce and yummy breakfast offers.

And from 2-4pm sit in the shade of the plane trees in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre for the free concert by The Last Fair Deal with powerhouse lead singer Ofa Fotu and listen to the great blues and soul.

Roel Loopers

 

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SUMMER FUN AT FREO’S VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, entertainment, food, fremantle port, hospitality, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on December 14, 2018

 

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The very popular pop-up summer DOCK Bar at Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port has opened again for a month, so a perfect spot to watch the sunset and have a cold drink.

The logo above is Vicky.  She is the face of summer at Victoria Quay at Fremantle Port .

Throughout summer there will be terrific activities including maritime movies by the quay, food and merchant markets, Rock Rattle and Roll  Festival and heaps more.

Roel Loopers

 

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CALOGERO’S ALFRESCO DECISION DEFERRED

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, city planning, coffee, food, local government, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on December 6, 2018

 

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The future of the alfresco area of  Calogero’s is still uncertain after Fremantle’s Planning Committee last night decided to defer it and give the owners the opportunity of sourcing for a location in the vicinity for two parking bays.

Personally I don’t see what the fuss is all about as that area from Little Lefroy Road to Jenkin Street along South Terrace has become a really lovely community hub, and even more so since the City of Fremantle improved the streetscape.

Parking in the area is always at a premium, but that applies to Pakenham Street in the inner city as well, and I doubt that Bread in Common and others there had to provide parking for their patrons.

Councillor Adin Lang was all for retrospective approval of the restaurant, while Councillor Dave Hume said that Council needed to become more flexible about parking if it wanted more activation and higher density in Fremantle.

This evening from 5.30-7.30pm there will be a community placemaking event with games, music, etc. at the little hub so come along and meet your fellow South Freo community members! See you there.

Roel Loopers

HUNGRY JACK’S FREMANTLE CLOSES

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on December 4, 2018

 

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Another one bites the dust! HUNGRY JACK’S in Fremantle permanently closed its doors and they were very fast with the removal of the signs at 6.30am this morning.

Fast food outlets make most of their money with the drive-throughs, and that was also the reason McDonalds left the Fishing Boat Harbour many years ago.

Roel Loopers

VERY FREO STORE HOUSE GROCERIES

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Uncategorized by freoview on December 3, 2018

 

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The new The Store House groceries shop in South Fremantle is arguable the most VERY FREO new shop in our city.

The shop is next to the Post Office and opposite ALDI at the South Fremantle shopping centre on the corner of Douro and Hampton roads, so make sure to check it out!

This is a bright and clean modern old-fashion grocery shop, as I know it from my youth, where most things are available in bulk and you just put a scoop of what you want in a paper bag or self-brought container.

Owners Audrey Ting and Josie Black are there to offer a personal service with a smile and the variety of goods they offer is huge; laundry, household, personal, sauces, oil, seeds, beans, vinegar, oats, wheats, flour, spices, rice, pasta, nuts, raw honey, etc.etc.

There is even a peanut butter machine that presses peanuts into butter and into a jar. The kids will love watching that one!

Roel Loopers

SOUTH FREO CALOGERO’S FUTURE IN DOUBT

 

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The future of CALOGERO’S  as a restaurant is in doubt with the officers’ recommendation to the City of Fremantle Planning Committee to refuse the late approval sought for the unauthorised partial use to restaurant and additions to the existing building.

The South Fremantle groceries shop, which is next to the Port City Roasters, received an interior facelift some years ago, and they also added a small cafe, but have now converted the entire four-bay carpark into an alfresco restaurant without the necessary planning approval.

CoF officers argue that the removal of the parking bays affects parking in the area, which is at a premium most of the day because of all the cafes and restaurants between Leffroy Road and Jenkin Street.

The delayed seeking of approval is for a 30 seat outdoor and 16 seat indoor restaurant with the shop remaining the primary use of the two-storey premises.

The item is on Wednesday’s Planning Committee agenda, which starts at 6pm at the North Fremantle community hall.

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MOORE&MOORE CAFE SUPPORTS LOCAL ART

Posted in art, cafe, city of fremantle, cofee, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2018

 

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Nice to see a local business supporting a local artist.  This great new print by Junko Kitamura is now hanging in the Moore&Moore cafe in Fremantle’s Henry Street.

It is interesting to know that Junko used to be a barista  at the M&M many years ago and had her first show in the gallery there. She is one of my favourite printmakers.

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