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BEAUTIFUL NEW FREO BOB’S SHOE STORE

Posted in city of fremantle, retail, shoes, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on December 8, 2019

 

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A lot of shops have moved sideways in the Manning building to accommodate the redevelopment that Silverleaf Investments are doing there.

When walking back from the Christmas Carnival at Victoria Quay yesterday I noticed that the Bob’s Shoe Store has relocated and now is in a lovely modern new shop with exposed brick walls, designed by the son of owner Cory Fong.

Broome resident and Aboriginal elder Fong told me that Bob’s had been at the Cappuccino Strip for over 30 years. That is about as long as I have known Cory.

Roel Loopers

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

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COLES LEAVING FREMANTLE CBD?

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

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The Fremantle grapevine is abuzz with the rumour that Coles will be leaving the Woolstores shopping centre and that staff have been told the supermarket chain won’t be part of the new hotel, retail, child care and police station development by Silverleaf Investments, that still needs planning approval by JDAP.

It would be a pretty big shock for Fremantle if there were no longer a supermarket in the CBD, but I am quietly confident that with all the development happening and in the pipeline in Freo another chain like IGA or Woolworths will find the Woolstores option an attractive opportunity.

Roel Loopers

UPDATE at 1.50pm:

The rumours are only partly correct as Coles will only close doors during the development, but return when the new building is finished, which will still leave the CBD without a supermarket for at least two years.

 

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FREE FREMANTLE CHRISTMAS PARKING

Posted in cars, christmas, city of fremantle, local government, parking, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2019

 

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CHRISTMAS HAS COME EARLY! Starting this weekend, the City of Fremantle will be gifting 2 hours of FREE parking until Boxing Day! So whether you’re heading into Freo to do your shopping or enjoying a leisurely lunch, you can now bring the car and not worry about the cost!

To redeem, you will have to use PayStay at all of our off-street car parks. Keep an eye out for Free Parking Santa throughout December for special treats for the kiddies & if you’re lucky, he will also pay for your parking if you don’t have the app.

FREMANTLE WA’S BEST OPEN AIR SHOPPING

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, local government, marketing, PR,, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on November 20, 2019

 

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The City of Fremantle has released a light-hearted new video as part of its campaign to encourage more people to do their Christmas shopping in Fremantle, WA’s best open air shopping centre.

Directed by Fremantle-based photographer, film-maker and Australian Survivor contestant Jarrad Seng, the video stars local musician Timothy Nelson performing a Freo version of the classic carol The Twelve Days of Christmas while riding on the ferris wheel at the Esplanade Park.

It was shot at iconic Fremantle locations like the West End, Cappuccino Strip, Fremantle Markets and Bathers Beach and features products and styling from local designers, retail stores and boutiques.

“Our team had a lot of fun devising each mini-scene in a way that promoted great Fremantle stores, experiences and locations – as well as providing just that little pop of unexpected delight, which is also very Freo.

“In total over 70 locals volunteered their time to be a part of this and show their love for Fremantle and our entire film crew was sourced locally, which is a testament to the creative talent in town.

“Let me tell you, directing 11 nonnos in Gino’s to stay in one place and sip coffee in unison is no easy feat.”

The release of the video coincides with the launch of the City’s #shopfreo Christmas shopping competition.

Just spend $20 in any participating store and ask for your unique code, then go online to enter the codeword for your chance to win $500 to spend in the store.

Two winners will be drawn every Monday from 25 November through to 23 December.

To make shopping in Freo easier this Christmas the City of Fremantle is also offering up to two hours free parking at all of its off-street car parks.

Running from 1 December until Boxing Day, the free parking offer will be available Monday to Thursday from 9am-4pm via the City of Fremantle’s PayStay mobile parking app.

The PayStay app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or by visiting the PayStay website.

In addition to the free parking offer through PayStay, Free Parking Santa will also return to the streets of Fremantle this year offering to pay for shoppers parking at variety of car park ticket machines across the City.

Shoppers are urged to keep an eye on City of Fremantle social media for Free Parking Santa locations.

To enter the Christmas #shopfreo competition and find out more about what’s happening in Fremantle for Christmas go to visitfremantle.com.

To watch the Twelve Days of Christmas in Freo video, click here.

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FREO’S BEAUT MARKET STREET

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, heritage, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on November 16, 2019

 

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A photo of Fremantle’s Market Street I took at 6.45am this morning.

Come do your Christmas shopping in beautiful Freo!

Roel Loopers

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FREE-O CHRISTMAS PARKING

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, hospitality, local government, parking, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2019

 

People shopping in Fremantle will be getting free parking from December 2 to Boxing Day at 27 carparks in the CBD.

Motorists will be able to park for free for up to two hours from Monday to Thursday between 9am and 4pm in one of the 2,300 bays.

Fremantle Council is trying to do everything to convince people to shop locally in our port city.

I do support the free parking but question why it is for two hours only and not for a three-hour period, so that shoppers have time to shop more leisurely and have enough time also to enjoy lunch and breakfast.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE MALLS MALLS

Posted in city of fremantle, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on November 12, 2019

 

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There are definitely more than one Fremantle Malls. ; >)

Roel Loopers

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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

FUN OPEN DAY ON WRAY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on October 26, 2019

 

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The OPEN DAY ON WRAY is still on until 4pm today so go and browse around the shops, have coffee and a meal or try out the sausages at Frank the butcher, or try on a bikini or other bathers at Luce Del Sol with the lovely owner and my mate and former neighbour Natalie.

There was dancing in the yard at Galati&Son.

It’s all fun with live music, face painting, etc. just down from Fremantle Hospital.

 

Roel Loopers

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