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BUSY FREMANTLE HOLIDAY WEEK

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, retail,, shopping, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on December 29, 2017

 

 

I am very glad for the Fremantle traders to see so many people in town this week. On Wednesday and Thursday the city centre was packed full, and that is very unusual, and today is the same.

At the Roundhouse yesterday we had a record day with 1,399 people coming through the door, and we might have forgotten to count a few as the three volunteer guides on duty were flat out for five hours.

Roel Loopers

 

BORING FOMO FACEBOOK PROMOTION

Posted in city of fremantle, kings square, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on December 28, 2017

 

 

The FOMO retail concept for the Fremantle Kings Square Project has been promoted as a new innovative, exciting and creative shopping experience by developers Sirona Capital. A Rhythm of Restlessness they say, so why then are the photos on their Facebook promotion so dull and uninspiring and not very quirky Freo at all.

This is the kind off try-hard pretentiousness that PR and advertising agencies often come up with. The amateur photos are boring and neither promote Fremantle nor sell the exciting new concept. I see more inspiring and creative photos of Fremantle daily on Facebook than the FOMO PR offers. Disappointing!

FOMO will be a diverse destination designed to breathe new life into the heart of Fremantle. 
Marching to the beat of its own drum and never sitting still. FOMO sits at the heart of the Kings Square redevelopment and forms a key component of the future revitalisation of Fremantle. 
A destination of discovery, from the basement emporium to the laneways that meander through the space. FOMO will create bold, daring connections for the community to sit in, walk through and engage with as they wander and explore.

Come on Sirona. You can do better than that! (and no, I am not applying for the gig)

 

Roel Loopers

PEOPLE COUNTERS MEASURE FREMANTLE FOOT TRAFFIC

Posted in bid, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on December 12, 2017

 

 

The Fremantle BID-Business Improvement District has ordered three more electronic people counters in the CBD, bringing the total to seven.

One of them, installed by Fremantle based A Beautiful City, was put up yesterday above the boardwalk of the Fishing Boat Harbour.

People counters inform the business communities, local councils, shopping centres, etc. about foot traffic around the city.

Roel Loopers

A SUNNY FREO SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on December 10, 2017

 

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It is going to be a nice warm Sunday in Fremantle so enjoy the day!

Soukouss Internationale will perform at the free courtyard music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4pm.

Energetic African music and Congolese rhythms will make you want to dance, so it’s good that the bar will be open for a cool drink.

This morning from 8-12 is the BIG Growers Green farmers Market at Annie Street, so get some fresh produce, Christmas presents, while enjoying a nice breakfast and good coffee.

Growers Green big market

 

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CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in aboriginal, christmas, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on December 2, 2017

 

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The CHRISTMAS BAZAAR opened at the Fremantle  Arts Centre last night and will be on all weekend from 10am to 5pm.

While there don’t forget to visit the galleries for the delightful IN CAHOOTS Aboriginal art exhibition by artists from remote communities.

If you decide to go to the FAC tomorrow you can combine your trip and also visit the lovely George Street Festival in East Fremantle, just down the road from the FAC.

 

Gorgeous George will be open from 1-7 pm on Sunday in the street lined with flowering jacaranda trees.

Art, craft, food and other stalls and live entertainment. Don’t miss it. It’s fun!

Roel Loopers

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LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT MANY

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on December 2, 2017

 

MANY Late night Saturday shopping

 

Fremantle retail incubator MANY PROJECTS will be open for late night Christmas shopping today till 8pm.

The retail warehouse is on Adelaide Street near Target and well worth a visit for quirky presents, fashion, craft and art.

Roel Loopers

FINALLY SAFER HILTON TOWN CENTRE

Posted in city of fremantle, hilton, local government, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on November 25, 2017

 

Hilton

 

The Hilton town centre in Fremantle will finally get a much-needed upgrade to make the area safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

The plans aims to make the section of South Street which runs through the Hilton shopping area feel more like a traditional town centre by slowing traffic and creating a safe and welcoming environment.

Preventing cars from turning right out of Paget Street and Victor Street onto South Street will also address serious safety issues at those intersections where many accidents have occurred in the past.

That stretch of South Street, just east of Carrington Road, is very dangerous and the local community has been calling for something to be done to improve safety for a long time.

In the past five years there have been 20 crashes involving cars turning right into South Street and a lot of near misses for people using the pedestrian crossing.

These improvements will make the area a lot safer, while also creating a more appealing community space.

The improvements will include enhanced signage and lighting to make drivers more aware of the pedestrian crossing on South Street, new ramps at Paget Street and Victor Street to make it easier for people with prams and wheelchairs, a different colour asphalt roadway to delineate Hilton town centre, and new landscaping and street furniture.

The project is being funded through $250,000 from the state government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs program and $50,000 from the City of Fremantle.

Work is planned to start in April and estimated to be finalised by July next year.

 

Roel Loopers

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MORE PARKING BAYS FOR FREMANTLE CBD

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on November 24, 2017

 

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The Fremantle CBD will have 50 more car bays from tomorrow in addition to the around 5,000 bays in the inner city.

The 50 bays on the corner of Adelaide and Point Street, next to the multi-storey carpark there will offer first hour free parking, so that is great for shoppers and shops.

In January another 155 parking bays will be added at the Stan Reilly site on South Terrace, which will make it a bit easier to visit the temporary Fremantle Council building at Fremantle Oval.

 

Roel Loopers

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN FREMANTLE

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on November 22, 2017

 

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Only one more month and we have Christmas but there are only a few signs in Fremantle that the festive season has started.

Street decorations will be put up next week and BID has started a Christmas window display competition for our retailers, so make sure to go for a stroll and check them out.

Good news is that we will be able to buy real Christmas Trees at Kings Square every Friday in December from noon to 4 pm, or you can order them via Alex Marshall on Facebook.

There will be Christmas Carols on South Beach again, which was very popular last year.

Support our local traders. They are doing it tough, so forget the sterile and boring shopping centres and shop local here in Freo!

 

Roel Loopers

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VELVET SUSHI EYE CANDY

Posted in city of fremantle, fashion, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on November 21, 2017

 

Velvet Sushi

 

Let’s finish Tuesday’s blog posts on a positive note. This is one of the reasons I love Fremantle!

What a stunning window display at the Velvet Sushi fashion boutique in Bannister Street.

If a few more shop owners took pride in their window dressing they might have less to complain about.

Roel Loopers

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