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COLES STAYING AT FREO WOOLSTORES!

Posted in city of fremantle, city planning, development, food, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on December 5, 2019

 

 

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I received information from Silverleaf Investments director Gerard O’Brien who assured me that the Coles supermarket will stay at the Fremantle Woolstores.

It will only close for 14 months during part of the development, so that is good news.

Now could we have a pop-up supermarket somewhere in the CBD during that period? Is the space Woolworths occupied in the Adelaide Plaza still available, Sirona Capital?

Roel Loopers

GO ENJOY THE FREO SUNSHINE!

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on December 2, 2019

 

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The Sunshine Harvester Works at Fremantle’s Beach Street is now open Thursdays to Sundays from 5 to 10 pm.

SUMMER OPENING HOURS // You can now eat your way through our Sunshine Harvester foodies Thursday – Sunday from 5pm! 🥟🍔🍕🍦

Go enjoy the good Sunshine food!

Roel Loopers

GREAT NEW SYNAGOGUE VENUE FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in bar, cafe, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, tavern, Uncategorized by freoview on December 2, 2019

 

 

The official opening of the Fremantle Old Synagogue tavern, bar, restaurant and cafe is this coming weekend, but they did a soft opening yesterday, and I noticed when I walked by that they are also open today.

Here some more photos I took yesterday. What a great new venue, and so nice to see that important corner of Freo being activated.

Roel Loopers

BEAUTIFUL CICERELLO’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Posted in children, christmas, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2019

 

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There is not a lot of good Christmas decoration in Fremantle so Cicerello’s in the Fishing Boat Harbour deserves credit for this great display.

The thousands of little lights moving in the breeze look stunning, so take your children for a stroll one evening from about 7.30pm.

Roel Loopers

FANTASTIC FREO FARMERS MARKET

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, Freo Farmers Market, market, Uncategorized by freoview on November 24, 2019

 

 

I really love the Freo Farmers Market that is on every Sunday morning at Fremantle College. It is such a very Freo event and so delightful under all the mature trees.

Go and check it out next Sunday!

 

Roel Loopers

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FROM SWEETLIPS TO TWIN FIN FISH&CHIPS

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2019

 

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A new Fish&Chips outlet has opened at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach. TWIN FIN has taken over the site where Sweetlips used to be, so make sure to give it a try and support a new small business in town.

Roel Loopers

POPULAR FREMANTLE MARKETS

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle markets, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on November 10, 2019

 

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Relaxing outside Fremantle Markets.

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SOUTH BEACH MARKETS UP FOR GRABS

 

 

The FPOL Committee of Fremantle Council will this Wednesday deliberate about a new license for the South Beach Sunset Markets and an Expression of Interest period for new operators to engage in a competitive process to run the markets after the license of Georgie Adeane expires at the end of this season.

Georgie Adeane had the idea and started the markets on Bathers Beach in 2012 but was forced to move the already very popular market to South Beach in 2015 after the opening of the Bathers Beach House and a larger lease area for Kidogo Art House.

The markets attracts on average 5,000 people on every Saturday in summer between 5-9pm.

The City has invested $ 30,000 per year in the markets by providing free bins and paying part of the cost for generators, but now wants the next license to be an Events Agreement, not a License Agreement and the operators paying $ 95,154 per year, which would be reduced by 50% for three years.

The markets run for approximately 18 times a year, depending on weather conditions, with about 40 stalls, that reportedly pay $ 300 each to Georgie Adeane for being allowed to participate.

I personally find the competitive policy by the City of Fremantle rather strange as it punishes successful operators who do all the hard work to establish a new event or business, but once they have made it an attraction the City forces them to compete for a lincense with other interested parties, who can simply steal the intellectual copyright of the idea of the initial operator and reap all the benefits of all the hard work that was done in the first years to try to establish the business. Maybe Council could include a goodwill clause, so in case Georgie Adeane is not the new license holder she will receive a payout for making the markets such a popular event in Fremantle.

It is rather peculiar that the City’s competitive policy did not apply two months ago for a new lease for the public golf course, or that it never applies to Gino’s for example, so there appears to be a worrying inconsistency here that question the integrity of the policy.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE BEER FEST TO COMBAT THE HEAT

Posted in beer, beer festival, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on November 7, 2019

 

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We are in for a very hot weekend so the Fremantle Beer Fest on the Esplanade will no doubt be the favourite location for many people to down a few coldies.

It’s a year of firsts for the summer festival as Fremantle BeerFest introduces the Paddle Bar that will host a collection of 40 project craft beers and ciders. Showcasing the creativity and skill-set of our brewers in producing a variety of quirky, strange and interesting festival brews brewed exclusively for Freo BeerFest!

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BeerFest will take festival-goers on a journey of beer and food discovery; exploring rare brews, beer/food pairing and exclusive festival brews, ciders, cocktails and boutique spirits from around the Country, direct from the brewers themselves.

It’s the biggest and most anticipated BeerFest season yet. Australia’s longest running, original beer festival returns this summer with seven festivals taking place across Australia.  

Over 300 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, hand crafted and perfectly complemented by the most decadent local street eats.

BeerFest continues to deliver a huge line-up of live entertainment with Australian electronic dance group Art vs Science headlining.

Roel Loopers

PRINCI BUTCHER NEW SHOP SOON

Posted in city of fremantle, food, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on November 5, 2019

 

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Very popular Fremantle PRINCI Butcher that had to leave the Lefroy Road shopping centre will soon be opening a new shop in Bicton at shop 10-258 Canning Highway, on the corner of Petra Street.

Keep up to date via their Facebook page and let me know when they will open.

Roel Loopers

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