Bayswater: Boutique wine store and small bar King Somm expected to open this Christmas

Matt Hayes. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d475738
Matt Hayes. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d475738

BAYSWATER’S first boutique wine store and small bar King Somm is gearing up to open its doors at Christmas this year, after gaining a liquor license approval.

Mt Lawley couple and co-owners of 13 King William Street Matt Hayes and Simone Robeson recently obtained approval from the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor for its amended application.

This comes after Bayswater Council approved a development application in December 2017.

The store at the 100-year-old heritage site will hold wine education and event nights, including serving of alcohol for events and tastings, will be open from 9am-9pm on Wednesday and 9am-11pm from Thursday to Sunday.

The cafe and small bar will serve coffee and snack food during the day, with the ability to serve alcohol and bar snacks, and operate as a small bar.

Ms Robeson, who is an architect, said the next step was to lodge a building permit.

“We are really excited and it’s great that the amended application was approved in full – for the wine store and associated bar and the courtyard which is proposed for the north facing rear of the property,” she said.

“The dream is (to open at) Christmas this year.

“We would love to be operating to get as much of the next summer as possible.

“We are very appreciative of such strong community support.”

Ms Robeson said she and her partner would continue to design the three individual tenancies – a take-away pizza store, wine store and associated bar – and courtyard, and look to recruit staff.

Meanwhile, pop-up Open House Yoga will be moving from the premises to its new permanent home at 281 Guildford Road, Maylands.

For more information, visit kingsomm.com.au or follow @king_somm on Instagram.