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HAPPY BIRTHDAY STRANGER!

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on August 13, 2017

 

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The beautiful STRANGE COMPANY bar in Nairn Street, Fremantle is celebrating its second birthday today with live music all afternoon and evening.

Entry is free, so go and hide from the rain in this warming environment, have some great food and good drinks with friends and family.

It’s all happening from noon on.

☆ DD AND THE MONEYMAKERS ☆
☆ MIKELEZA AND THE BIG BONGO THEORY ☆
☆ RICKY DEAN & THE DREAM MACHINE ☆
☆ CROSSEYED CATS ☆
☆ DJ BOOGIE ☆

BEACH STREET KIOSK TAVERN

Posted in alcohol, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 10, 2017

 

The owners of the KIOSK at Fremantle Beach Street, opposite the East Street Jetty, can thank their good luck that Fremantle Council did not sign off on handing over the former DADAA building next door to become the new location for the Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

I doubt that under those circumstances the City of Fremantle would have agreed to change the popular cafe from cafe to tavern, as they requested, and will be debated at the FPOL Committee this Wednesday.

The KIOSK wants to expand their business and have applied for a variation in license from 240 sqm to approximately 418 sqm, and they want to apply for a tavern liquor license to accommodate small functions and groups that is up to now restricted to table service.

The City of Fremantle is at present liaising with Aboriginal elders and groups to find out what they want to achieve with a cultural centre and then find an appropriate building in Freo for our Noongar friends.

Roel Loopers

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FRIDAY NIGHT JAM AT CLANCY’S FREMANTLE!

Posted in community, fremantle, music, western autralia by freoview on May 26, 2016

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All you musos out there who want to get into a good jam session with other Freo musicians should join the great jam at Clancy’s on Friday nights from 5.30-7.30. Headed by another musical genius of the Fisher family, the loveable Tom Fisher, this is a really fun creative session of exploring, sharing, and banging out some groovy tunes.

It’s free for all and the kitchen serves great food and the bar is of course open for a nice drink.

It’s perfect entertainment and engagement on a winter’s night and to meet and network with other musical talent in Freo.

Roel Loopers

 

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NEW ROOF TOP BAR FOR EAST FREMANTLE

Posted in bar, fremantle, hospitality by freoview on April 16, 2016

Get ready for an exciting new bar with great views in East Fremantle, just a stone’s throw from the Fremantle CBD.

In July the Sweetwater Rooftop Bar will open on the sixth floor of the new Richmond Quarters at Canning Highway, near the East Fremantle Townhall.

There will also be a small restaurant, so it will be a great addition to the Freo bar scene.

Roel Loopers

ZYDECATS AT FREMANTLE WORKERS CLUB

Posted in fremantle, music by freoview on March 12, 2016

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The great and energetic ZYDECATS, who played the Sunday session at Clnacys for 16 years, will be invigorating the crowd at the Fremantle Workers Club at Fremantle Oval this Sunday March 13 from 6-9 pm and also on April 10.

Tickets are $ 5.oo for members and only $ 1o.00 for visitors, so it’s a bargain to hear such a great band.

There will be Venezuelan food on offer and the bar at the South Fremantle Football Club will of course be open.

Roel Loopers

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DUTCH CLUB MOVES CLOSE TO FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, hospitality by freoview on February 23, 2016

Good news for Freo’s Dutchies! The Dutch club Neerlandia has closed in Cambridge Street, Wembley and are now sharing the premises of the German Rhein Donau Club in Myaree. To stay with the two-river name the Dutchies have changed the name to Maas en Waal.

On Friday it will be borrel avond for the Dutchies from 5.30 to 9 pm at 110 North Lake Road, Myaree and the kitchen will offer all the Dutch goodies, as well as German food.

Roel Loopers

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CLANCY’S NEEDS RESTAURANT MANAGER

Posted in employment, fremantle, hospitality by freoview on February 23, 2016

The lovely CLANCY’S FISH PUB in Fremantle is looking for a restaurant manager, so if you or anyone you know is interested contact them. It is a great family pub with great bosses and work environment, so give it a go!

Roel Loopers

WELCOME A SALTED BOARD

Posted in fremantle, hospitality by freoview on February 8, 2016

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A very nice-looking new cafe/bar has opened on the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip. Salted Board looks lovely opposite The Monk so try it out and support a new local business. I will check it out later this week.

Roel Loopers

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RETHINKING J SHED WILL CREATE BEST OUTCOME

Posted in arthur head, city of fremantle by freoview on October 11, 2015

With the application by Sunset Events, for an events and live outdoor music venue for the next two summers at J Shed on Arthur Head, going to full council of the City of Fremantle on Wednesday, I think it is important to contemplate what the good, bad and alternatives are. Council still has the chance to make major changes to the application and I believe that is very important as I believe a good compromise can be found that would have the best outcome.

It is clear that Fremantle Ports, inner city residents, Aboriginal people, and the Roundhouse volunteer guides believe the application for live outdoor concerts for up to 1,500, or even 1,000 people is inappropriate for the area and should be rejected.

The Sunday Barbeque and other events for up to 400 people should be approved and even extended to a several day a week activation of the area. What the area needs is a place for quiet enjoyment of the important historic area. A small bar such at Strange Company or restaurant like Bread in Common would be ideal for the loaction. It would give visitors the opportunity to really embrace the sense of place and Bathers Beach amenity.

I don’t believe that there is anyone against a small hospitality and function outlet at the number one studio, not even the artists who currently work out of the J Shed studios. A good licensed cafe/bar which will attract more people there would be great. A nice big deck where people can sit sheltered from the Freo Doctor and watch the sunset would be fantastic, and it could be made even better with creative landscaping of the A Class Reserve. This would very much enhance the connectivity and wayfinding between the Maritime Museum and the Fishing Boat Harbour and would make it a real stepping stone, even more so with the new big deck at Kidogo Arthouse.

Fencing off the area for 12 large concerts in summer, plus the additional days the fences are being kept up, will be counter productive to activating the area as it will stop the connectivity from north to south for many days each month. It would also severely impact on the operations of the Roundhouse that is kept open by dedicated volunteers 363 days a year and attracts over 110,00 visitors a year.

The wheel does not have to be reinvented at Arthur Head by introducing large full day concerts that will create traffic, parking, noise and social problems in the area that is already struggling with anti social behaviour.

The objections to the proposal don’t come from anti development, anti progress or anti entertainment people, but from people who believe the scale of it is inappropriate for Arthur Head.

Patrons are queueing up at Strange Company and Bread in Common is very popular and it is that kind of activation that most of us would embrace at Arthur Head and it would make a great addition to J Shed.

Let’s rethink the project instead of stubbornly wanting to force it upon the community. We will get a much better outcome if we stop this silly us and them approach and work together for a better outcome. I strongly believe that can be achieved!

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

GREAT TO BE IN FREO’S STRANGE COMPANY

Posted in bar, fremantle, strange company by freoview on August 13, 2015

The owners of the brand spanking new STRANGE COMPANY small bar assigned me to do photography for them, so I thought to do some value adding for them and promote the stunning new venue here on Freo’s View.

The place has such a homely atmosphere that I’ll probably have to become a regular there. The wooden panels and bamboo create such a cosy ambience that makes one fall in love with the bar in Nairn Street, just behind Gino’s, immediately.

The bar was designed by Freo architect Michael Patroni, who also designed the beautiful Bread in Common, just around the corner from the new bar.

They had a special evening for friends and contractors and the food looked yummy, especially the prawn sliders.

Strange Company opens tomorrow, Friday the 14th, and will be open from 2 pm till midnight daily.

Roel Loopers

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