“New Freo business of the Week” – a new segment starting with Paper Bird

There’s a sometimes a bit of negativity about the current state of retail in Freo and I’m the first to admit there’s plenty of work to be done to rebuild Fremantle in this area.

But pleasingly over the past year more businesses have opened than have shut in Fremantle. As a result Fremantle’s CBD vacancy rate has reduced from 10.7% to 9.2%. To celebrate the arrival of new businesses in Freo I’ve thought it would be good to start a new segment in this blog called “New Freo business of the Week” in which I’ll highlight a new Fremantle business that has opened in recent months and hopefully encourage Freo people to support them.

To kick this segment off I took the nice excuse of needing to buy a present for a two year old’s birthday party on the weekend to pop into Paper Bird. Paper Bird is a children’s bookshop that opened in a City of Fremantle owned building  next to the Moores building on Henry Street a couple of months ago. It is a charming use for this old building and a great addition to Freo’s quirky retail mix.

On Saturday it was full of people of all ages and it has a great selection of local book and authors too. When you pop in it is worth going upstairs to the small art gallery for kids too.

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2 Responses to “New Freo business of the Week” – a new segment starting with Paper Bird

  1. John Cleary says:

    Best wishes to Paper Bird.

  2. waexplorer says:

    Great seeing new businesses pop up in Fremantle, all the best Paper Bird, I’ll be sure to visit with my four-year old.

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