A NORTH Perth venue is seeking City of Vincent permission to sell alcohol from 7am to save it from a tough “economic squeeze”.
Vincent compliance services discovered during an investigation in June last year that The Old Laundry on Angove Street was in breach of council regulations by hosting customers in its rear courtyard.
Approval for the outdoor eating area was granted for 12 months but lapsed on July 24, 2013 and renewal was not lodged.
In a letter to the City, on behalf of the owner, Bruce Arnold from Bruce Arnold Architect, said the matter was “accidentally overlooked” and also sought an extension to the hours that alcohol can be sold.
The letter requested that they be permitted to sell alcohol from 7am, seven days a week, in response to the shaky state of the hospitality economy.
“The hospitality trade is currently feeling the economic squeeze and as a venue, we see this as an extremely important revenue stream for the future which is vital to the continued success of the venue in the current climate,” he wrote.
He wrote that events had to be turned away in the past due to the time restrictions for selling alcohol.
City councillors will decide on the request at its first general meeting for the year, on February 7.