Application for small-bar-slash-barbershop in Mt Lawley might get the chop

AN application for a barber and small bar for 559 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley may get the chop by City of Vincent council next week.
AN application for a barber and small bar for 559 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley may get the chop by City of Vincent council next week.

AN application for a barber/small bar for 559 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley may get the chop by City of Vincent council next week.

The City has received an application for the speakeasy-inspired development on the suburb’s main strip which proposes the front portion operate as a four-seat barbershop and the rear section as a small bar with a total capacity of 100 people.

But an 18 parking bay shortfall could see the application rejected, despite the proposal being an “acceptable use of the site”.

It is proposed the roof out the back be removed and replaced with a canopy over a proposed alfresco area and internal alterations to include three toilets, a cool room, kitchen, bar, a seating area, an internal lift and an office.

Speaking at the council briefing session on August 14, one of the applicants said he hoped to get the business going in the area that he lived in for many years.

He said the Liquor Licensing process had already been long and costly and the entire project so far had cost $250,000.

The application didn’t receive any objections when it was advertised to properties within a 150m radius.