Cafe del Mar, the world-famous bar that stemmed on the Spanish island of Ibiza, will open in Rockingham, Fremantle or Scarborough next year. The WA location will be Australia’s 2nd after the opening of Cafe del Mar in Sydney’s Darling Harbour in 2013. Coffee shop del Mar managing director Anthony Leenders and president John Zappia will check out the three prospective sites for the 200-seat restaurant, bar and rooftop bar today.
Mr Leenders told Hospitality magazine that Perth had more to use than other Australian city, in spite of the end of the mining and construction boom, also involving cranes South Australia, and its impact on the State’s economy. “At the time of the boom, the State was exclusively focused on mining. With that came a spike in rent, domestic and industrial sales in addition to overall food and drink rate increases, hence making it hard to look at Western Australia at that time,” Mr Leenders said.
“The resources boom has actually fallen and rates are at a 20-year low. The State Federal government has actually now positioned tourism and hospitality at the top of the list, with new advancements currently under construction, so I feel the time is right for Coffee shop del Mar to enter the Perth market.” The websites being thought about are along Rockingham’s foreshore, within a redevelopment of Fremantle’s Woolstores shopping center using equipment such as low loaders, and near to the brand-new pool being built at Scarborough beach.
Mark McGowan, Opposition Leader, and Paul Papalia, shadow tourism minister, are thought to be fulfilling the Cafe del Mar delegation in Rockingham today. They will also meet a representative from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, which is leading the $26 million building of a public swimming pool at Scarborough.
Understood for bring in top DJs, Coffee shop del Mar has actually been at the heart of Ibiza’s clubbing scene because it opened in 1980. It has spread out beyond the Balearic Island Coffee shop del Mar will open its 3rd venue in Seminyak, Bali, in 2018, and the 25,000 sqm website will be the brand’s biggest. A 3rd Australian place is prepared to open in Melbourne in 2019. Places in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore are because of open in 2019-20. Cafe del Mar intends to open in Perth in October.
An expression of interest file states the place will serve “authentic Mediterranean cuisine” made from “just the very best and best locally sourced fruit and vegetables”.
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