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LATEST FROM KINGS SQUARE REDEVELOPMENT

 

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The latest look at the new Sirona Capital buildings along Fremantle’s William Street and Queen Street.

It is all part of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project with the new City of Fremantle civic centre building progressing well at Kings Square.

Roel Loopers

SEE YOU AT THE GROWERS GREEN MARKET

 

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It looks like it is going to be a pretty good Sunday after all the rain we had this week, so why not head out to the Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road. It is on from 8am till midday today for great fresh and organic fruit&vegetables, bread, pastries, eggs, etc.

And the perfect place for nice breakfast and great coffee or to buy some take-away for lunch.

Of course Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm is there, plus live music and face painting

There is also the Beaconsfield Precinct meet with Councillor Hannah Fitzhardinge from 10-12am.

See you there!

 

Roel Loopers

 

FOOD TRUCKS AT B SHED TONIGHT!

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on June 3, 2019

 

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The very popular Under The Bridge Food Trucks event will be held for the first time tonight inside B Shed on Fremantle’s Victoria Quay for the start of the winter season.

Great food in a great setting with live music, harbour and sunset views, so what better way to spend the last hours of the long WA Day weekend. It is on from 5-8pm.

We’ve got @eatnoevil1, @piadina_nonna_pina, @juicepalacefremantle and @stampede_gelato PLUS live music!

Roel Loopers

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WINTER IN PORT FOR UNDER THE BRIDGE FOOD TRUCKS

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on May 28, 2019

 

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Good to see that Under The Bridge Food Trucks took up my suggestion when they asked on Facebook for a winter location for the popular Monday event.

I suggested B Shed on Victoria Quay as I know Fremantle Ports is keen to activate VQ more, and the two parties reached an agreement.

From coming Monday June 3 on the Under the Bridge Food Trucks will be in B Shed straight on the wharf from 5-8pm where they offer delightful meals, live music, great sunsets and port activities, so go and check it out on the long WA Day weekend!

It is on throughout winter at B Shed till August 19  and after that it will return in summer to the East Street jetty

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE MARKETS MANAGEMENT CRITICISED

 

 

Two articles in the West Australian raise concerns about the rents and management of the Fremantle Markets, and that is a real shame because it is one of Freo’s most popular weekend destinations that attracts many thousands of visitors each day of trading.

The West questions if the City of Fremantle is getting maximum value out of its property when the Market operators pocketed some $ 11 million over the last five years and under the contract agreement only paid back $ 3.8 million to the City.

I understand building maintenance is City of Fremantle’s responsibility.

It is alleged in the articles in the West Australian that rents for stallholders in the markets is seven times more than along the Cappuccino Strip, although the markets only trade three weekend days a week and on public holidays. It is claimed that in this time of rent increases in the markets rents along the Cappuccino Strip halved because of the economic downturn.

Some market stall holders, according to the West Australian and Fremantle Herald, claim there is Russian dictatorship management at Femantle Markets after a doughnut trader was evicted for trying to re-start the tenants association, which is denied by markets CEO Natasha Atkinson.

The decision by a previous Fremantle Council to grant an extension of the markets lease to the Murdoch family was highly controversial at the time and created a lot of anger in the community.

The Fremantle Markets are very popular with tourists, visitors from all over Perth, and locals and have in my opinion improved a lot, especially in the food hall. It is the go to attraction in Freo on the weekends, so it is a real shame it is getting so much negative publicity. It is time for Fremantle Council to mediate and support the traders.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE WELCOMES SOMA KITCHEN

Posted in bar, cafe, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 23, 2019

 

 

Fremantle has a lovely new restaurant, bar, cafe and bakery in Little Market Street behind Gino’s and the Dome. SOMA Kitchen has opened its doors and it looks very welcoming and cosy.

International beers and a great wine list enhance the Southern European food on offer, that is merged with North African and Middle Eastern influences.

It is nice and relaxing to sit in the alfresco area without buses and cars in your face, so wander over soon and give it a try. I will for sure!

It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Roel Loopers

HILTON CURRY CLUB RESTAURANT FINED

Posted in city of fremantle, food, health, hospitality, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 6, 2019

 

The City of Fremantle has successfully taken the Hilton Curry Club restaurant to court for breaching food handling regulations.

The restaurant owner was fined $ 25,000 for multiple breaches including failing to store food properly, cleanliness of the kitchen and lack of hand washing facilities.

The restaurant was also fined previously three years ago.

Keeping a busy commercial kitchen clean is a constant battle for the operators, but it needs to be done to protect the health of the customers.

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S STABLE HANDS CAFE CLOSES

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

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Disappointing to hear this morning from its now former chef Reece that Stable Hands cafe in Fremantle’s Bannister Street closed its doors this week.

They had received great food reviews but the financial side just did not add up for them unfortunately.

Roel Loopers

SOMA BAKERY, BAR AND PIZZA FOR LITTLE MARKET STREET

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on April 1, 2019

 

 

Great news that Freo’s Little Market Street, behind Gino’s, will be reactivated again with a new bakery, bar and pizza restaurant opening in a few weeks time.

The SOMA will be run by the owners of the building, who already repainted the building, beautifully tiled the small wall that separates the alfresco area, and are putting down large floor tiles inside the building as well.

Little Market Street will just be called that again and no longer piazza.

Stay tuned for the opening and some interior photos here on Freo’s View soon!

 

Roel Loopers

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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE FREO DUST

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on March 26, 2019

 

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It appears that the Han’s restaurant in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour will be closing soon with new For Lease signs put up at the building.

I hardly ever saw people in the restaurant while Cicerello’s, Kailis and the Bathers Beach House were packed full.

The premises of the former Mussel Bar in the FBH are still vacant as well, so hopefully those spaces can be filled with new operators soon.

Roel Loopers

 

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