25/05/2004 - 22:00

Tinelli plans JoJo’s launch

25/05/2004 - 22:00

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UMBERTO Tinelli is all but certain to take over JoJo’s River Restaurant in four to eight weeks’ time. Mr Tinelli says he is waiting for final settlement, which includes liquor licence transfers.

Tinelli plans JoJo’s launch

UMBERTO Tinelli is all but certain to take over JoJo’s River Restaurant in four to eight weeks’ time. Mr Tinelli says he is waiting for final settlement, which includes liquor licence transfers.

“I think we will leave the front part as a cafe,” Mr Tinelli says.

But opening a restaurant in the main area is something Mr Tinelli is not keen to do.

“I am going to concentrate on functions for the main area,” he says.

Shane King had operated the restaurant for almost a decade before BNZA appointed receivers.

Mr Tinelli denies reports he bought the restaurant for more than half of its development price of $1.2 million, but he wouldn’t reveal what he did pay.

Mr Tinelli currently operates West Perth’s Il Principe Gran Caffe.


Murray Kimber won’t be going ahead with plans to open a second Chutney Mary’s in Highgate. Mr Kimber has been trying to secure council approval for the development for more than a year. Plans were approved subject to conditions on a neighbouring property for use as car parking. Those conditions were too challenging for the land’s owners, according to Mr Kimber. Without being able to provide the car bays Mr Kimber’s restaurant application has been denied by the Town of Vincent council.

Mr Kimber says he will now focus on developing his recently opened 9Mary’s Restaurant.


Café Di Rocco’s floor manager, Mustapha Majdi, has acquired the successful Subiaco restaurant from its founder, Rocco Macri. Mr Majdi will officially take over the restaurant next month and has some subtle changes planned.

“In about four or five weeks we will close for a week and do a bit of a face lift. Some new paint and other things will update it a bit more,” Mr Majdi says. “We’ll be doing a new menu but we’re not going to do anything too crazy. We’re not changing the name, we’re just updating the restaurant.”

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