The standout at Planning Committee this month was the approval of a new attraction in our West End —The Republic of Fremantle Gin Distillery.
The same group who have been involved with Bread in Common, Strange Company and Ronnie Nights have teamed up with spaceagency architects to deliver a bit of diversity into our West End.
The existing building will be internally converted to facilitate the manufacturing of gin product for sale on the premises and exportation.
The venue will also include a hospitality component, with the ground floor used as bar and seating areas, as well as a restaurant. The upper floor will be expanded to form a mezzanine space, which will comprise of another bar and lounge function area.
There’s plans for distillery tours and gin-making classes from the premises, which could see the site employing up to 30 people in total.
The venue proposes a maximum patron capacity of 350 patrons, including 202 seated patrons.
Hours of operation for the venue are proposed to be between 11.00am and 12.00 midnight Monday to Friday, and between 9.00am and 12.00 midnight Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, please see our full council agenda here: