News that the Millenium Cinema building in Fremantle’s Collie Street is for sale might wet the appetite of developers looking for a prime location in the port city. The complex is just behind the Dome cafe on the cappuccino strip, and also contains the Porchetta pizza restaurant, the Pink Rice sushi train, and the newish Thai restaurant, whose name has escaped me.
Now that the Carles/Buswell tabloid stuff is hopefully behind us, let’s get on with making Fremantle a better place. I hope Adele Carles will work hard on trying to get state government funding for our city.
My wish list for Freo:
A performing art centre/migrant museum.
Light rail to South Beach and further along the coast, ideally down to Rockingham.
Pedestrian crossings along Marine Terrace so people can get to and from the Esplanade more comfortably.
More small wine bars. Why is it made so hard for people who want to open them?
A speedy solution to the Woolstores disgrace.
The urgent extension of Clancys’ lease, so they and we know they will remain in Fremantle.
Make Freo far more pedestrian friendly. Discourage cars, encourage walkers. Closure of the Cappuccino Strip on weekends. Retail trade will not suffer from that. It’s a bulldust argument, since no one can park in the street anyway!
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The annual street art festival always brings a buzz to Fremantle during the Easter weekend and yesterday was no exception. There were no huge crowds but they are expected today.
By chance I happened to be up at Kulcha where a very good band played Oriental music and a fantastic belly dancer performed. This was part of Kulcha’s Music on the Balcony series. Check it out next Saturday afternoon. The bar is open.
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