CANNING Vale residents will have to find a new local after Nicholson’s Bar and Grill quietly closed its doors.
A two-storey tavern is set to rise in its place, as well as a 24-hour service station, medical rooms and office space.
Last meals were served on April 28, with management and staff thanking loyal customers for their patronage.
The family-friendly pub have been auctioning off cutlery, glassware, tables, chairs, coffee machines and commercial kitchen contents on auction website www.graysonline.com.
Residents expressed disappointment at the closure and lamented the decision to approve another petrol station, given a Caltex station is less than 400m away.
“Very sad news that an icon in Canning Vale for all these years is making way for another petrol station,’’ Andrew Lill said.
Rosey Feehon felt the same and said she would always remember the great times at Nicholson’s.
“I will never understand why so many places get replaced by 7/11s,” she said.
Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said during the consultation process, more than 40 nearby residents objected to the plans, mainly due to traffic and noise.
But Cr Dewhurst said the City promoted the creation of business opportunities to provide a range of services and often the best sites for such developments were on busy roads.
City of Gosnells could not confirm a start date for the project but said builders would be required to keep any disruptions to a minimum.
Nicholson’s could not be reached for comment.