Business back on Beaufort

Published: Friday, 22 November 2019 at 1:33:36 PM

Things are looking up for Beaufort Street with new businesses opening or expanding, an old favourite returning and investment by the City of Vincent in events and projects to draw people back to Beaufort.

Business Back on Beaufort

Today, Friday November 22, Clarences restaurant, who shut their doors in May, will reopen under new management at 566 Beaufort Street. Mack Daddy’s New York Slice pizza store is also opening their new premises in the old Five Bar location down the road at 560 Beaufort, which will triple their size.

Mack Daddy’s five restaurant’s owners, including Charlotte Boon, made the decision to stay in Mount Lawley, believing the area to be a hotspot for ‘foodies’.

“We’ve always loved eating and drinking around Beaufort Street because of the atmosphere, its great selection of bars and restaurants and of course how close it is to the city centre. It was never really even a question of us looking anywhere else,” said Charlotte.

“It is really encouraging to see businesses expanding, opening and moving back to Beaufort Street and we genuinely hope this is a sign that things are on the up and up,” said Mayor Emma Cole.

“We are investing in initiatives to promote Beaufort Street and fill vacant shopfronts. Earlier this year we resolved to cut red tape to make it easier for businesses to move in to Beaufort Street by offering a 12 month amnesty of Change of Use applications,” said Mayor Cole.

Yoga studio Greenhaus moved into Beaufort Street on September 1, it was the first business to take advantage of the City of Vincent’s amnesty on Change of Use applications.

“From the time we signed the lease, it took us approximately 6 weeks to move in, which included adding new flooring and painting the interior. I am originally from Mount Lawley so having a studio on Beaufort Street really appealed. It has a great vibe and so much potential. I wanted to help contribute to the community I grew up in,” said owner Tarli De Courcier.

Huxtaburger is also planning to open their second Perth store at 518 Beaufort Street. Zoe Tsagalis and West Coast Eagles midfielder, Dom Sheed are enthusiastic about their plans.

“We knew that opening Huxtaburger on Beaufort Street in Highgate would be an ideal pairing of a burger restaurant and a community that values their brand ideals. We love the neighbourhood and are excited to share the block with Mary Street Bakery, The Queens, El Publico and The Must Wine Bar,” Zoe said.

Mayor Emma Cole also pointed to upcoming developments as another sign of confidence in the area.

“The Alexander Building on the corner of Walcott Street is undergoing a redevelopment at the moment and early next year we will see construction start on the very green Baltinas mixed use development on the old drycleaner site at 545 Beaufort Street which will bring more residents and more business opportunities to the area.”

The Vacancy Project

The City of Vincent and the City of Stirling have joined forces in a project to tackle empty shopfronts on Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley.

“The Vacancy Project aims to match creative, independent and sustainable businesses with vacant tenancies to bring activity and life to Beaufort Street,” said Mayor Cole.

“We are working with our close neighbours the City of Stirling and supported by local groups like the Beaufort Street Network on this project. It has been very encouraging to also see the support of local landlords keen to work together with us to fill their empty spaces.”

Expressions of Interest for the Vacancy Project are now open to businesses and groups interested in being on Beaufort Street. EOIs can be submitted online at www.imagine.vincent.wa.gov.au

The City of Vincent has more plans to promote and beautify Beaufort Street include streetscape improvements, upgrades to public artworks, and a program of events and activations, run in collaboration with local groups.

The Beaufort Street Network is running a Christmas festival to encourage people to enjoy and shop on Beaufort Street from December 8-14. A Lit Crawl will also run on Beaufort as part of the Perth International Arts Festival in February 2020. Details to come!

For more information visit Imagine Vincent or contact 9273 6000.


More Information

Imagine Vincent | Beaufort Street Vacancy Project

Red Tape Amnesty on Beaufort Street | City of Vincent News

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