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FREO NOW RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE!

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on July 28, 2018

 

It was full house at the Fremantle National Hotel last night for the official launch of retail supporter FREO NOW, that attempts to replace the BID, which was abandoned by Fremantle Council, to make way for Destination Marketing.

FREO NOW CEO Karl Bullers, who owns the National Hotel,  said Fremantle traders need grassroots assistance to help their businesses grow and that FREO NOW would provide that.

There will be free business coaching for members and FREO NOW is looking for creatives to fill vacant shops at peppercorn rent to attract people to the Fremantle CBD.

There are plans for a small business expo and FREO NOW will be seeking federal funding.

“We have not given up on you! We will be right by your side” Karl Bullers assured the crowd, which included Councillors Waltham, Pemberton, Lang and Sullivan as well as last year’s Mayoral candidate Ra Stewart, Silverleaf Investments director Gerard O’Brien and Chamber of Commerce CEO Olwyn Williams.

I was flabbergasted that a shop owner who has been trading at Cantonment Street for over twenty years asked questions about why BID was gone and what Destination Marketing was, when all that has been published in the local media and on line extensively. It helps to inform oneself about what goes on in the the town where one trades!

On a very positive by note, it was really good to hear that Karl Bullers puts his money where his mouth is when he mentioned that Clint Clark from Port Jarrah was making the wardrobes for the new hotels rooms at the National Hotel, estimated to be opened by the end of August.

Roel Loopers

 

 

FREO LONG TABLE DINNER ON AGAIN

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, st patricks, Uncategorized by freoview on July 17, 2018

 

Freo Lomg Table

 

Early warning that the fantastic Fremantle Long Table Dinner in historic  High Street will be on again this year on November 29.

Tickets will be going on sale from September 3, so make a note of that so you won’t mis out.

Proceeds of the delightful evening go to the St Patrick’s community group, so it is not only a great night out, but all for a very worthwhile cause.

Roel Loopers

SCANDAL IN THE FREMANTLE COURTHOUSE

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, heritage, historic, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 18, 2018

 

May 25 Scandal at Courthouse

 

As part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival the National Hotel is holding an evening of murder solving fun in the heritage setting of the historic Drill House Courtyard on May 25.

Scandal at the Courthouse includes a three course dinner and drinks, so it will be a fun night out.

See details on the poster above.

And a little historic detail. Did you know a former drunken publican of the National Hotel shot a Fremantle Councillor at the Townhall?

Roel Loopers

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FRINGE COMEDY WEDNESDAYS AT FREO’S NATIONAL HOTEL

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on January 30, 2018

 

Comedy at National Hotel

 

In a world full of worries we have the need to escape sometimes, and laughter is a good remedy to battle negativity.

The Fremantle National Hotel is holding the FRINGE COMEDY SHOWCASE for the next four Wednesday, January 31, February 7, 14 and 21.

Shows start at 7pm. More details on http://www.national-hotel-fremantl.com.au

 

Roel Loopers

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JOOK JOINT BAND AT NATIONAL HOTEL

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 20, 2018

 

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At the Fremantle National Hotel this Sunday from 3.30 to 6.30pm the JOOK JOINT BAND.

Enjoy!

 

Roel Loopers

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LONG TABLE DINNER RAISES $ 85,000

Posted in charity, christmas, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on December 13, 2017

 

 

Give yourselves a pat on the back Freo!

The National Hotel/BID Long Table Dinner raised a whopping $ 85,000.00 for St Patrick’s. That is sublime!

Roel Loopers

FREO SHOWS WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT

Posted in bid, christmas, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2017

 

 

Not many people who enjoyed themselves tonight at the Fremantle Long Table Dinner in historic High Street would understand the logistics of making the stunning event work.

To feed 800 people is a huge challenge at any given time, but doing it on the street, from different kitchens and with many volunteers, now that is amazing!

Karl Bullers of the National Hotel, the BID team, all the volunteers, and God knows who else was involved in organising this outstanding evening, all should receive the Fremantle Citizen of the Year award. You guys are truly amazing and deserve so much gratitude from the community!!

To do all this to support St Pats and the homeless and needy people is what Christmas should be all about and you all made it a reality. Thank you so much!!

Freo leading the way yet again!

 

Roel Loopers

 

BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION AT THE FREO NATIONAL

Posted in accommodation, city of fremantle, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on November 22, 2017

 

National

 

The historic Fremantle National Hotel will become a real hotel next year with the addition of twelve boutique hotel rooms.

Owner Karl Buller told me yesterday they will also develop a rooftop bar and wedding function centre, so these are very welcome additions to the Freo CBD.

Construction work is estimated to take six months, so it should all be up and running by mid next year. Stay tuned!

Roel Loopers

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ANOTHER GREAT FREMANTLE SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 15, 2017

 

This Way North

 

It is going to be a great day in Fremantle, so why not start at the Growers Green Farmers Market this morning. It’s on from 8am to midday at Annie Street, Beaconsfield.

After that visit one of our many lovely local cafes and then from 2-4 pm relax in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre, where Victorian duo This Way North will entertain us with soulful vocals and alt-pop melodies, combined with solid groove based drumming.

They are sometimes likened to the Black Keys and Tame Impala.

Also performing at the FAC this afternoon is Belle Harvey. who will be singing alt-country and folk tales.

Oct 15. National Hotel

And if you need more after that, Jook Joint is performing at the National Hotel from 3.30-6.30 pm.

 

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward!

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FREE FOOD FOR FREO KIDS AT NATIONAL

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 5, 2017

 

free kids food

 

It is always a challenge for parents to keep the kids happy and occupied during school holidays and it can be costly too, so take advantage of the KIDS EAT FREE offer at the Fremantle National Hotel.

Every weekend a child can eat for free as long as an adult orders a main course.

Support our local Freo traders. They need our help!

 

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward

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