Blackburne calls for brewers to snap up prime spot at ONE Subiaco development on old Pavilion Markets site

Source: The West Australian

Blackburne has gone to the market to try to find a business to run a craft brewery and eatery which will be the focal point of the commercial offering at its Pavilion Market development in Subiaco.

The hope is for the brewery to become a major drawcard, in the same vein as Little Creatures in Fremantle, serving hundreds of people at a time.

New renders of ONE Subiaco from the developer show the brewery would fill a key anchor tenancy and be located at the corner of Rokeby and Roberts roads.

The company’s managing director Paul Blackburne said the intersection was the highest-profile hospitality spot available in Perth.

“Whoever gets this location will have prime position in the regeneration of Subiaco and will become a local hotspot for people from all over Perth and tourists exploring outside the CBD,” he said. “We’re open to different ideas and we’re looking to work with a great operator — we know they’re out there.

“We know that Perth locals and visitors love the casual but higher-end drinking and dining combination, whether it is in Fremantle, the South West or inner city.

“The laid-back feel of a great craft brewery or relaxed wine bar, combined with quality food and an easy-to-reach location has proven to be a magnet for crowds because people feel right at home and the style seems to perfectly suit our climate and WA attitude.”

Subiaco mayor Penny Taylor said a craft brewery and eatery would suit Subiaco’s mix of our laidback lifestyle and love of quality. “I think locals will love it,” she said.

Expressions of interest close next month.

The developer wants to attract a range of shops, cafes, supermarkets, bars and restaurants.

Mr Blackburne said pre-sales for the 237 apartment development were going well.

“(We have) more than $100 million in sales for the new apartments now done, with lots of ongoing interest from potential buyers,” he said.

Construction is expected to start in April.