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GREAT VIBE IN AWAKENED FREO

 

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There has been a really good vibe in Fremantle this week and a real buzz around town with so many people walking the streets.

The opening of the Fremantle Markets was significant and the number of people, partly due to school holidays, was impressive.

Also a great idea by the City of Fremantle to offer familiarisation tours for the 1,750 staff of the Communities Department, who have moved into their new offices at Kings Square.

I bumped into a group, conducted by Michael Deller of Fremantle Tours yesterday, that was also attended by Mayor Bard Pettitt.

I believe Freo is on the right track to recovery, but it needs all our support, so BUY LOCAL or BYE, BYE, LOCAL!

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE MARKETS RE-OPEN ON FRIDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle markets, retail, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on July 9, 2020

 

Fremantle Markets

 

The very popular Fremantle Markets will re-open tomorrow-Friday July 10 at 9am and will initially be open Friday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm, with the food hall opening one hour earlier for those who want to buy fruit&vegetables.

The 150 small businesses in the market were severely impacted by the closure of the markets, which was due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so go and say hello on the weekend and support them.

Ajay of the Lucky Elephant clothing stall is delighted that things are returning back to normal.

But even in the markets it is essential to be aware of the social distancing rules, so look after yourselves and your fellow markets visitors and operators!

Roel Loopers

GIVE FREO TRADERS SOME TLC!

 

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Wake up Freo and get out and about while the weather is fine. There is thunder and rain forecast for late afternoon and the evening, so make the best of it!

The Freo Farmers Market is on from 8am till noon, the cafes are open and need our support, so have a nice breakfast somewhere, and then stroll around our beautiful city and support our retailers, restaurants and pubs, who need a bit of TLC.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO BUSINESS CARE PACKS NOT A PIPE DREAM

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, parking, retail, shopping, traders, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on July 3, 2020

Pipes for Fremantle is offering care packs for businesses:

The care pack contains information on the ways we’re supporting you, including:  

  • Loss of business support 
  • Signage opportunities 
  • Fremantle Water Perks loyalty card competition
  • Parking support 
  • Social media promotion

Visit our website to see everything included in the care pack. 

We’re also supporting the City of Fremantle and High Street in two additional business support initiatives:

 

Roel Loopers

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HIGH STREET ROADWORKS UPDATE

Posted in city of fremantle, parking, traders, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on July 3, 2020

 

Here the latest update about the Pipes for Fremantle replacement of water pipes project in the West End by the Water Corporation.

Good news is that the stretch from Market Street to Henry Street will get a temporary resurface, due to the wet weather, so that will allow traffic down that way again.

Construction work is finished along High Street between Henry Street and Market Street. Due to continued wet weather conditions, a temporary road reinstatement is now planned for completion by midday Sunday 5 July to ensure this section of road is reopened as soon as possible. A full reinstatement of this section of road will be undertaken at another time, still yet to be determined – we will continue to keep you updated.

The full length of High Street is still on schedule for construction to be completed the week of 27 July. This work will result in traffic and customer impacts, including night work on Cliff Street from 7pm to 5am on Monday 6 July.

To view a full list of traffic and customer impacts between 2 July and 10 July, please visit the project website.

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S VERY HAPPY LUCKY ELEPHANT

Posted in city of fremantle, clothes, fremantle markets, retail, shopping, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on July 2, 2020

 

Fremantle Markets

 

Always smiling Ajay of the Lucky Elephant stall in the Fremantle Markets is very happy that the very popular markets will re-open in just eight days.

In the meantime Ajay is trading in the Henderson Street mall in front of the markets, so support him.

Roel Loopers

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GLEN COWANS UNDERWATER PHOTO GALLERY RE-OPENS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on July 2, 2020

 

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The Covid-19 pandemic saw many Fremantle businesses close and one of them was the Glen Cowans underwater photography gallery next to the historic Roundhouse.

I am delighted to tell you that Glen and Louise have decided to re-open the beautiful gallery starting this weekend.

For the time being the gallery will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays, and if the weather is fine also on Fridays, so go and have a browse and buy some outstanding photos.

They are open from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Welcome back!

Roel Loopers

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STUNNING MANNING BUILDING A FREO ICON.

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on June 25, 2020

 

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The  beautiful Manning Arcade is now open and accessible from the High Street mall and Paddy Troy Lane. There is still a bit of work going on around the edges and at the back of the Newport Hotel, but one can now wander in from the south as well, so go and have a look.

The Grumpy Sailor cafe now has a Mexican garden alfresco area.

Silverleaf Investments deserves to be congratulated for the superb high quality redevelopment of the heritage Manning building. The new shop fronts and facades look great, as does the upstairs interior.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE MARKETS RE-OPEN JULY 10!

Posted in city of fremantle, food, fremantle markets, hospitality, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on June 24, 2020

 

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Just in from the Fremantle Markets!

The Fremantle Markets will be back Friday 10th July! 🙌

To assist our traders with rebuilding their businesses, we will be operating on the following reduced hours:

Friday to Saturday 9am-6pm (the Yard will be open from 8am).

These hours will be reviewed monthly as we rebuild.

 

Roel Loopers

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OMG! FREO’S NEW CHOCOLATE AND CHEESE DELIGHT

Posted in chocolate, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, retail by freoview on June 21, 2020

 

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The COAL RIVER FARM  opened it’s new chocolate and cheese shop in the historic Fremantle Manning Building on the weekend and it is a must go for everyone who loves great chocolate and cheese.

It is all made on a farm in Tasmania and one of the cheese won GOLD at the world cheese awards in Italy, so it will be a special treat.

One can sit down for a cheese platter and other yummy things, enjoy hot chocolate or coffee and get lovely service with a smile.

The shop is on the corner of the High Street mall and Market Street, so make sure to go and say hello an support a new Freo business!

Roel Loopers

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