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HOW GOOD IS FREMANTLE!

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, heritage, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 19, 2019

 

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Manning building.

 

The scaffolding on a beautiful High Street heritage building is coming down revealing the stunning restored facade.

The building which is next to the former RSL club has the Breaks cafe at ground level and new residential living above it. It was designed by retired building designer Tom Mascaro who did a favour for his mate the property owner who lives in Italy.

The back of the Manning building in Paddy Troy Lane is also showing what is will look like in a few months, when it will open as a tavern, micro brewery and distillery.

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PHOTO FOCUS ON FREO’S LEIGHTON BEACH

Posted in beaches, cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, leighton beach, recreation, Uncategorized by freoview on October 14, 2019

 

 

I don’t go to Leighton Beach very often so decided to give myself an assignment today and do a photo feature on the development and leisure at the North Fremantle beach.

I discovered the lovely MRKT SPACE cafe, boutique bottle shop and food finery, and the beach chairs at the kiosk are very popular with the young people.

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LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVES ON FREMANTLE

 

FCC Leaders Lunch

 

The Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Leaders’ Lunch¬† with the topic Leadership Perspectives on Fremantle on Friday the 18th of October sounds like a very interesting one to attend.

It is at the Esplanade Hotel from 12.30 till 3pm and will have following speakers:

Matthew McNeilly, managing director of Sirona Capital, Julian Smith, Pro Vice Chancellor of Notre Dame University, Eve Clark, managing director of L3Harris, Brodie Carr, managing director of Tourism WA, and Geoffry London, Professor of Architecture at UWA.

Tickets are $ 110 for members and $ 125 for non member. Bookings at http://www.fremantlechamber.com.au/events.

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BENNY’S ALFRESCO BAR IN PADDY TROY LANE

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 10, 2019

 

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More exciting news for Fremantle! Benny’s bar and cafe on the Cappuccino Strip is extending out into Paddy Troy Lane with an alfresco area that will be served by a bar in a seacontainer. Art by Row is working on a large mural.

Owner Ivan Dzeba told me they hope to open the new area before Christmas, so stay tuned.

Paddy Troy Lane could well become a great new hospitality offering for Fremantle with the development of the Manning building, the opportunity for the Newport Hotel to also open up the back, and the Federal Hotel already having extended its alfresco there.

There is also the Kebab cafe and Grumpy Sailor cafe, so Fremantle Council might like to consider developing the lane into a real asset with better lighting, planter boxes, seats and trees, and only allowing service vehicles in the lane before 11am and no private cars.

Roel Loopers

FISHING BOAT HARBOUR WORK BAD TIMING

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 10, 2019

 

FBH

 

Now that the weather is warming up and tourists are coming back to Fremantle it seems to be strange planning by the Marine&Harbours department to start work on the Fishing Boat Harbour boardwalk in front of Joe’s Fishshack.

The first cruiseship¬† will be arriving on October 20, so let’s hope the maintenance work does not take months to complete.

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TREE BEAUTY AT OLD SYNAGOGUE TAVERN

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 9, 2019

 

Synagogue

 

Nice to see that trees are being used to beautify the Fremantle Old Synagogue tavern development at Parry Street.

It will be interesting to see how they’ll grow through the steel frames and intertwine.

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BEACH BACKPACKERS BECOMES HOSTEL ORIENT

Posted in accommodation, backpackers, city of fremantle, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on October 2, 2019

 

Orient

 

The controversial Fremantle Beach backpackers above the Orient hotel in the West End is no longer.

Twiggy Forrest bought the historic hotel, and the backpackers has now been renamed to Hostel Orient,  and I assume has got new management as well.

The former backpackers received a lot of complaints from local residents about anti social behaviour and alleged drug dealing, so hopefully that will now have improved.

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FREMANTLE YOUTH OPEN MIC NIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, creative, hospitality, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on October 2, 2019

 

Oct 3 Youth Open Mic

 

The Fremantle Youth Network is holding a Open Mic Night at the Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street this Wednesday October 3 from 5-9pm.

Comedians, Poets, Singers, Story tellers and others are invited to share their thoughts.

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PAINTING STOLEN FROM FREO NATIONAL HOTEL

Posted in art, city of fremantle, crime, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 1, 2019

 

A painting by a local artist was stolen on the weekend from the National Hotel in Fremantle.

A man with a child on his shoulders lifted the painting off the wall as he and his companions made their way down the stairs from the rooftop bar.

This is the Facebook link with the CCTV footage on it. If you recognise the crook please do call Fremantle Police: https://www.facebook.com/kiya.kalem/videos/2458563700887673/UzpfSTE2NjMwMzk4NjE6MTAyMTc3ODAzMjY2OTQyMTU/

I wonder if committing a crime while accompanied by a child should be classified as child abuse because this man is clearly not a fit and proper person to raise children..

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