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CANDLELIT FOOD AND MUSIC SOIREES AT KIDOGO

 

Kidogo Arthouse at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach will be holding Joanna’s Candlelit Soirees, with home-cooked meals by Joanna and live music.

Tue Opera Night – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (2 Hours) – $75 (3 courses)

Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun – 5:30pm – 7pm sitting (1.5hr) – $55 (2 courses)

Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun – 7:30pm – 9:30pm sitting (2hr) – $65 (3 courses)

TUESDAYS: Opera Soirees  (6:30pm – 8:30pm: 3-course meal – $75)

Tues 2nd June – Sara Macliver and Caroline Badnall on piano

https://www.trybooking.com/BJSSM

The list of events I received is endless, so if you want to know more details got to the Kidogo Arthouse Facebook page.

Roel Loopers

 

FREO CAFES ALLOWED TO EXPAND ALFRESCO

Posted in alfresco, cafe, city of fremantle, covid-19, food, hospitality, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 26, 2020

 

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I asked Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt this morning how council would support cafes and other hospitality venues and allow them to extend their alfresco areas, so that they can accommodate more people, while the Covid-19 social distancing rules are in place.

I received following reply and encourage all those who need a bit more space to put tables out to contact the City of Fremantle.

The City of Fremantle will provide as much flexibility as possible to enable cafes and restaurants to make the most of the easing of social distancing restrictions.

With the State Government expected to make further announcements increasing the number of people permitted to ‘eat in’ at local venues, Mayor Brad Pettitt said the City would do what it could to help businesses maximise their trading footprint.

Most notably, this could include temporarily expanding alfresco areas beyond usual boundaries provided they remained safe for pedestrians and did not impede other businesses.

“Obviously as things start to open up we want to encourage business operators to make the most of the opportunity to increase trade,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“Sitting outside for a coffee or meal on a sunny winter day is always a pleasure in Freo and we are keen to do whatever we can to support this to happen.”

Business operators looking to temporarily expand their alfresco areas are encouraged to contact the City’s Environmental Health Team on 1300 MY FREO (1300 693 736) for advice and support.

For example Chalkys cafe, which I frequent often, could put tables east of their present alfresco area, or move them around the corner in Little High Street. When Premier Mark McGowan announces that more people will be allowed into the hospitality premises it is good to know they can expand and that Freo City will be supporting them!

Roel Loopers

SUPPORT OUR FREMANTLE TRADERS!

 

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There are a lot of good stories about the Covid-19 crisis, with many Fremantle people saying that there is more kindness and consideration in the community, but some people are doing it really tough and are struggling, and that includes many small businesses.

Just imagine buying the High Street Dispensary cafe in the historic West End and a week after you have done so the social distancing restrictions are enforced. It’s just not fair!

Or the market stall holders at the Fremantle Markets not being able to trade, but the man in the photo has created a bazaar feeling by putting the clothes out in the Henderson Street mall, while he makes a lonely figure sitting on a chair placed on a rug.

The Korean BBQ at the markets in South Terrace has also opened for takeaway.

Support our small traders. They will be forever grateful!

Roel Loopers

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COFFEE ON YOUR BUM DAY!

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, covid-19, health, hospitality, state government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 18, 2020

 

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It is Coffee On Your Bum Day, after weeks of coffee on the run days, with the WA state government relaxing the Covid-19 restrictions and allowing dine in at hospitality venues again.

It is still restricted to a maximum of twenty people and with 4 sqm per person, we we all need to adhere to the social distancing rules to make sure we won’t get a spike in coronavirus cases.

Be considerate please and leave the few tables for people who actually dine in and buy a meal, rather than just having a coffee. Our local traders need all the support they can get.

I took these photos before 9am this morning, so not many people out in the alfresco on a pretty cool morning.

Stay safe and well, Freo!

Roel Loopers

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COVID-19 SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, covid-19, esplanade youth plaza, food, health, Uncategorized by freoview on May 17, 2020

 

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Three more historic photos taken today in Fremantle during the Covid-19 restrictions.

Musicians at Kidogo Arthouse without an audience, queueing up for burgers at Grill’d on the Cappuccino Strip, and for fish&chips at Twin Fin in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

There were also around 40 young people at the Esplanade Youth Plaza, although I don’t believe the state government have given permission to reopen skateparks yet. I did not take a photo of it as I don’t want the nice kids to get into trouble about it.

Roel Loopers

 

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BRILLANT DAY FOR FREO’S SUNDAY MARKET

Posted in city of fremantle, food, Freo Farmers Market, Uncategorized by freoview on May 17, 2020

 

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What a stunning day in Freo paradise it is!

I went to the Freo Farmers Market, that is now at Bruce Lee oval, because the Covid-19 health concerns forced it to move away from Fremantle College.

Farmers markets that were on school grounds all over Perth have been closed, so we are very lucky that Fremantle Council was flexible and allowed the popular market to move to the oval.

The FFM is open every Sunday of the year from 8am till noon, so go and support those traders who get up very early to offer us fresh produce.

Roel Loopers

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BETTER BEER SAFE THAN SORRY

Posted in bars, city of fremantle, covid-19, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 14, 2020

 

 

Those who are hanging out to get a nice cold beer pulled at a bar should be quick when the Covid-19 restrictions are being a tiny bit relaxed on Monday, with just 20 patrons at the time permitted inside venues.

The good news is the the fantastic Old Synagogue, next to Fremantle Oval, will be opening its doors, so it will be best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Roel Loopers

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MOTHER’S DAY FOOD PLATTERS

Posted in children, city of fremantle, family, food, hospitality, mothers day, Uncategorized by freoview on May 3, 2020

 

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Mother’s Day is only a week away and the Fremantle National Hotel is offering food platters to take home, or to the park or beach:

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day and pre-order your platter for morning or afternoon tea featuring sweet & savoury homemade treats and  a bottle of Villa Sandi Prosecco- suitable for 2, just $99 (or $75 with no wine)

The  Platters made with love by our chefs and include:
Lemon and Blueberry Teacake | Boozy Kahlua Chocolate cake | Macaroons | Mixed fruit | Scones | Sausage Rolls | Finger Sandwiches | Zucchini and Dill Muffins | Ham, Cheese and Tomato Croissants | Puff twists

Collect from the venue from 10AM on Sunday or we can deliver between 10 and 12 on Sunday for a small fee.

Pre-orders essential by Friday 8th May by 4pm.
Email bookings@nationalhotelfremantle.com.au or call us after 11AM on 9335 6688

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TRADERS OPTIMISM IN FREMANTLE

Posted in BOOKS, cafe, city of fremantle, covid-19, health, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 1, 2020

 

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There is a bit of optimism in Fremantle with more shops and hospitality outlets reopening.

The Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street has reopened for takeaway food and coffee, and the takeaway window at the National Hotel is no doubt the prettiest one in our port city.

The Bill Campbell second hand bookshop has also reopened, as have Bousfields and Warrens menswear, so go do some shopping in Freo and support our local traders!

Other shops have remained open all the way, so have a wander around Freo on the warm weekend and check them all out. I bought shoes in Market Street on the Easter weekend and have been a regular buying books at Elizabeth’s.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE DEALING WITH COVID-19

Posted in cafe, city of fremantle, covid-19, hospitality, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2020

 

 

A few more historic photos of how Fremantle is coping with the coronavirus restrictions.

There are curb pick ups, take away, home deliveries and other adaptions to the social isolation challenges, so support our local businesses as best as you can.

Some businesses that closed are now opening again, such as Bousfields men’s wear in High Street that will open three days a week. Parlapa cafe in William Street is also reopening on May 4.

Roel Loopers

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