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The owners of The Mill Bakehouse on Fremantle’s cappuccino strip have set up a bigger sister operation on Norfolk Street offering a similar menu to the popular cafe on South Terrace.

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The owners of The Mill Bakehouse on Fremantle’s cappuccino strip have set up a bigger sister operation on Norfolk Street offering a similar menu to the popular cafe on South Terrace.

But, unlike the smaller South Terrace Mill Bakehouse, the new venue has a restaurant licence, which means diners can also purchase a glass of wine with their meal.

Owner Graeme Gregory said he decided to open the new restaurant, The Mill Bakehouse on Norfolk, to provide long-term certainty for his business. He was able to buy the building that houses the business, which allows him to be the owner-occupier, providing stability for a long-term operation and greater certainty with regard to overheads.

Mr Gregory has operated the South Terrace Mill Bakehouse for seven years and has a further four years left on the current lease. He says he will continue to operate the two businesses for the time being.

The new Mill Bakehouse on Norfolk is open seven days a week from 6.30am to 6pm and is located at the old Peppi’s restaurant site at 1 Norfolk Street Fremantle.

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Watershed Premium Wines has won an international tender to supply airline Cathay Pacific with two of its wines. Watershed will supply Cathay with 4,000 cases of its 2005 Unoaked Chardonnay, which will be served in business class.

The Margaret River winery will also supply 5,000 cases of its 2004 Shades blended red for Cathay’s economy class.

Watershed managing director Geoff Barrett said the wines were two out of four wines selected by the Hong Kong-based airline and would be served on Cathay flights from February.

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Brian Wickins has embarked on a new venture about two years after he installed a management team at his Heathridge Italian restaurant, Grapevine.

He and two business partners have taken over the former Scallywags bar in Joondalup, which more recently housed TJ’s Greasy Spoon Diner.

Mr Wickins has transformed the site into an Irish pub, though it currently operates under a restaurant liquor licence, so customers need to buy meals in order to enjoy a pint.

He says he will be applying to vary the licence to allow customers to simply come in for a drink.

 

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