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CRAP SIGNS AT FREMANTLE MARKETS

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle markets, heritage, tourism by freoview on November 26, 2016

Who on earth came up with the idea that the historic Fremantle Markets needs additional signs to make visitors notice it better?

These signs are awful and spoil photos people take of the heritage building, and they are totally unnecessary.

They are disrespectful and should be binned!

Roel Loopers

MAN CAMPS ON ROOF OF FREMANTLE MARKETS

Posted in fremantle, fremantle markets, police, western australia by freoview on June 4, 2016

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EXCLUSIVE!

The West Australian and Sunday Times always do it, so why not this lill Freo blogger. It’s an exclusive!

A man was spotted on the roof of the Fremantle Markets this Saturday morning and police, fire brigade and St Johns ambulance attended, but the poor sod refused to come down. Thankfully he had a blanket to keep him at least a little warm.

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HISTORIC FREO MARKETS PUB TO CLOSE

Posted in fremantle, fremantle markets by freoview on December 15, 2015

It is disappointing that the owners of the Fremantle Markets pub have called it a day because of a steep 38 per cent rent increase by the Murdoch family who operate the markets. The pub was a bit of an iconic go-to destination for many Freo locals and regular visitors to the markets and it is a shame that the financial bottom line mattered more to the market operators than the pub’s historic tradition and community aspects.

The word greed is mentioned a few times on Facebook by disgruntled supporters of the pub and while every business has got the right to maximise profits they also have a corporate responsibility to the community. There is still huge resentment in some parts of the Fremantle community that the Murdochs were given the lease for the markets by the City of Fremantle and some people also resent the changes and modernisation of the historic markets.

I believe the markets have improved with a much better food hall, so it is a shame that the closure of the pub will see more negativity popping up.

Roel Loopers

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