Freo's View

HOW MANY MORE TAVERNS FOR FREMANTLE?

Posted in alcohol, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on December 8, 2017

 

I am not the only one concerned with the high number of planning applications for the Fremantle CBD which include taverns.

City of Fremantle Councillor and Deputy Mayor Ingrid Waltham will put following motion to full council on Wednesday:

NOTICE OF MOTION MOVED: Cr Ingrid Waltham

Council request that the administration prepare a draft Local Planning Policy to provide guidance in the assessment of planning applications involving premises proposed to be licensed as Tavern or Hotel within the City Centre zone. This policy shall not address issues ordinarily dealt with through the Liquor Licensing process but shall consider relevant planning issues and specifically include consideration of the proportion of the licensed area to the site area occupied by other proposed uses, with a view to ensuring new proposals include an appropriate mix of complementary land uses.

 

One tavern was just recommended by the CoF Planning Committee for JDAP approval for the Warders Cottages hotel, another tavern is planned for the Police and Justice complex just meters away also in Henderson Street, and just down the road from there in William Street a micro-brewery and tavern is proposed in the Mannings Building.

Add to that another tavern proposal for the Woolstores shopping centre development, plus a large licensed music venue at the Drillhall(former Fly by Night) and one has to wonder how many taverns the Freo CBD can handle before we become the Booze Bash destination in the metro area.

Can Fremantle really cope with another 2000-25000 inebriated people roaming the streets on weekends, and who will pay for the street cleaning in front of all those licensed premises?

Have a look at the mess on Saturday and Sunday mornings along the Cappuccino Strip, that gets hosed clean early those mornings and rubbish swept up from the footpaths and road.

Roel Loopers

NEW FISHING BOAT HARBOUR VENUE

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on December 7, 2017

 

Mussel Bar

 

Workers were putting a new colourbond roof and coat of paint on the former Mussel Bar property in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour yesterday.

I hear a new and different style venue will open in the premises that has been vacant for a long time.

If anyone has more information please let me know.

Roel Loopers

BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION AT THE FREO NATIONAL

Posted in accommodation, city of fremantle, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on November 22, 2017

 

National

 

The historic Fremantle National Hotel will become a real hotel next year with the addition of twelve boutique hotel rooms.

Owner Karl Buller told me yesterday they will also develop a rooftop bar and wedding function centre, so these are very welcome additions to the Freo CBD.

Construction work is estimated to take six months, so it should all be up and running by mid next year. Stay tuned!

Roel Loopers

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PUB GLUT A WORRY FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in alcohol, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on November 19, 2017

 

Recent development applications for the City of Fremantle CBD all include alcohol outlets, so Fremantle Council should be very aware of that and not permit too many watering holes in the inner city, as it is contrary to the alcohol policy they implemented three years ago.

There is a tavern proposed in the plans for the Woolstores shopping centre site, a micro-brewery and tavern for the Mannings Building development, a tavern planned for the former Henderson Street Courthouse and a pub for the former Energy Museum development.

The CBD already has the Australia Hotel, Clancy’s, the National, Orient, Newport, Sail&Anchor, Norfolk, the Federal, Little Creatures, Bathers Beach House, the Monk, plus the bars of the Esplanade Hotel.

Top that off with nightclubs and the small bars that have popped up and Freo has more than enough to offer as far as the service of alcohol is concerned. And don’t forget that Sunset Events will be opening a tavern at J Shed and the Drillhall as well.

Pubs in Fremantle survive because of good weekend trade, but are not doing all that well during weekdays, so a significant increase in competition and new taverns opening might jeopardise their future.

No need to be a wowser about this, but we need to be very careful that Fremantle will not become a copy of Northbridge, that struggled for a very long time to get rid of its reputation for drunkenness, violence and anti-social behaviour. We have quite a bit of that already in our port city.

New laws coming before State Parliament will also allow the service of alcohol, without having to order a meal, in restaurants which serve fewer than 120 customers, so that will include many Freo hospitality outlets

Fremantle Council needs to put a ceiling on how many pubs it will allow in the inner city, to make sure there is a diversity on offer and not just a glut of large licensed premises.

Roel Loopers

FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC AT THE SWAN HOTEL

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 20, 2017

 

OCT 20 Swan Hotel music

If you feel like a bit of music and a dance on this hot Friday why not head out to the Swan Hotel at the old traffic bridge in North Freo.

For just $ 10.00 you can enjoy the sounds of Harvest Rd, Dawesville Cut, Mossy Fogg and Billie Rogers.

 

Roel Loopers

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CUTE NORTH FREMANTLE HUB

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 20, 2017

 

 

I really like the little North Fremantle hub where Mojo’s, the Propeller, Mrs Brown, Flipside, Habitue, etc. are, so when I went to photograph the demolition of the large fuel tanks in the area I also took a few shots in the centre of town.

 

Roel Loopers

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SUMMER IS COMING!

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

 

summer

 

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

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THE FREMANTLE WEDDING WALK IS ON!

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 9, 2017

 

The inaugural FREMANTLE WEDDING WALK is on this Thursday October 12, so anyone who is planning a wedding should go and check it out.

By the time you have decided on a venue and all the details, we might even have marriage equality is Australia.

Full details at bit.ly/2fgUck2.

Participants are:

Bathers Beach
Char Char Restaurant + Bar
Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle
Western Australian Museum
Little Creatures Brewing
Moore & Moore Cafe
Quest Fremantle
Hougoumont Hotel
Be. Fremantle
The National Hotel
Blue HQ Marinas
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges
The Monk Brewery & Kitchen
Botanica Naturalis
The Pretty Parlour
KAREN WILLIS HOLMES
Suited For Him
Lime Flowers of East Fremantle

 

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FREE FOOD FOR FREO KIDS AT NATIONAL

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 5, 2017

 

free kids food

 

It is always a challenge for parents to keep the kids happy and occupied during school holidays and it can be costly too, so take advantage of the KIDS EAT FREE offer at the Fremantle National Hotel.

Every weekend a child can eat for free as long as an adult orders a main course.

Support our local Freo traders. They need our help!

 

Roel Loopers

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SOUTH BEACH BISTRO MUSIC

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, music, south beach, Uncategorized by freoview on September 10, 2017

 

Cafe Styles sunday lunch

 

BISTRO 21 at Fremantle’s South Beach is starting with Sunday music today, a welcome sign that the wet winter is over and we are moving toward warmer weather and outdoor concerts.

David Pensabene and Dave Johnson, who should call themselves the DD Duo, will do “Cafe Styles” from 12 to 2 pm.

Bistro 21 will in summer also do tapas and drinks afternoons from 5pm to 8 pm, so check them out.

 

Roel Loopers

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