Boom times ahead

Subiaco got a surprise rather than a shock last week on Friday the 13th. The Vic Hotel, which had been shut for weeks, reopened to a big crowd. Hay Street is on the cusp of a major comeback says Joel Steinberg, one of the three mates who clubbed together to take over the iconic watering hole, and they want to be a part of it. “I can see a vision for the Vic and Subiaco is due for a resurgence,” he said. “It’s been eight years, and Mt Lawley has boomed, Leederville has boomed.”

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Angry Cottesloe residents turned out in force this week when they realised their council was considering digging a tunnel under their footpath, or destroying a verge with mature trees. Twenty Deane Street residents signed a petition and five spoke forcefully at a special council meeting called to discuss the issue. Some of the residents say that after a block of land on the corner of Deane Street and Avonmore Terrace was subdivided, one of the subdivided blocks was left “stranded” without access.

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