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BRIGHTER FREO CAPPUCCINO STRIP

Posted in cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on January 3, 2018

 

Cap Strip lights

 

The Fremantle Cappuccino Strip is brighter in the evenings after the installation of new LED street lights.

The City of Fremantle has removed 36 old-fashioned light fittings, using 150 watt metal halide globes, and replaced them with new 40 watt LED fittings.

The new lights will not only shine brighter but also use significantly less power and result in substantial savings on maintenance.

The new LED lights will see energy consumption from the street lights on the strip drop from almost 24,000kwh per year to around 6000kwh, a reduction of around 75 per cent.

The lights also have a lifespan many times longer than metal halide globes, and it will be a few years before they’ll need maintenance. That represents a big saving for the City in labour, parts and equipment.

FREMANTLE KULCHA SPACE FOR LEASE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on November 3, 2017

 

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The former KULCHA art and music venue on the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip is up for lease.

The venue upstairs from the Dome cafe has received an all new universal access at the back with lift, so it is finally accessible to disabled people and seniors in gophers, etc.

 

SUMMER IS COMING!

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

 

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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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STUNNG FREO SUN-DAY

Posted in bathers beach, cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on August 20, 2017

 

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What a stunningly beautiful Sunday in Fremantle today!

No need to take my word for it though, but the thousands of people came to Freo for a stroll, meal or coffee, show that I am right.

It is such a delight to see more people in town, and to know that this is going to assist our traders.

It is good to know that in the near future all the development that is happening in the inner city will see more people living and working in the CBD. A couple of hotels are also in the pipeline, so the hundreds of thousands of visitors will be able to stay in our port city overnight.

It’s all good and I am very optimistic about Freo’s future!

 

Roel Loopers

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NEW STAIRS TO KULCHA BUILDING

Posted in city of fremantle, heritage, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 28, 2017

 

 

The new public access stairs to the former Kulcha venue above the Dome cafe on the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip are rather massive, but I understand it will include a lift for disabled access as well and that is a good thing.

The venue will become a restaurant and music venue again, so that might still happen this year.

 

Roel Loopers

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NEW FREMANTLE BAR HAS BALLS

Posted in bar, food, fremantle, hospitality by freoview on March 8, 2017

 

A new bar is opening on the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip next to the Dome Cafe.

It’s a cocktail bar that has got balls, if the name is an indication.

Welcome to The Meatball and Cocktail Bar!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE LONGS SHOTS

Posted in fremantle, photography, tourism by freoview on December 28, 2016

 

I went for a walk around Fremantle this afternoon only armed with a 300mm lens, just to keep my eye in. One can often become a bit lazy with all those zoom lenses around, so to force oneself to have a good look just with the one focal length lens is a good idea.

Here some of the photos I took. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

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FREO’S LAZY PARKERS

Posted in cars, fremantle, parking by freoview on December 26, 2016

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We humans are a funny lot and I had to laugh out loud when I noticed all these cars parked along the Cappuccino Strip on Christmas Day.

It was not as if there was a shortage of parking bays in Fremantle as there was hardly anyone in town, but it must have been on the bucket list of some of those who went to Sandrino and Pizza Bella Roma for lunch to finally park on the strip.

Roel Loopers

 

NEW FREO PIAZZA TAKING SHAPE

Posted in city of fremantle, development, fremantle, tourism by freoview on October 7, 2016

piazza

 

Work has started on the new Fremantle Market Street PIAZZA behind Gino’s and the Dome cafe.

New trees were planted this morning and new seating and lighting will also soon be installed, all ready to go for summer.

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NEW PIAZZA FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in cappuccino strip, city of fremantle, hospitality, local government, tourism, TRAFFIC by freoview on October 4, 2016

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Work on the Little Market Street Piazza behind the Dome and Gino’s will start soon in Fremantle and through traffic from Collie and Nairn streets to the Cappuccino Strip is now no longer an option.

New seats and trees will be installed in the next weeks, weather permitting, so enjoy Freo’s tiny new square.

Roel Loopers

 

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