Treasure trove for shoppers: Perth State Buildings

NEW life is being breathed into the iconic heritage Treasury buildings that will “revive the civic heart” of Perth, says FJM Property senior development manager Kyle Jeavons.

Mr Jeavons said the State Buildings’ retail collective included designer Aurelio Costarella’s flagship store, Flowers by Aneura, Clean Slate skin care, Ginger B gifts and Telegram Coffee.

“Connoisseurs, artisans and gourmands have been hand-picked … to offer bespoke, quality products for city shoppers and hotel guests,” he said.

Sugarplum Sweets owner and baker Flavia Harris said she was thrilled to be associated with one of the most exclusive hotels in Australia.

“Perth needs fabulous little treasures like this,” Mrs Harris said.

“The city store will just be a retail presence, and all our baking will be delivered daily from our Wembley store that fortunately has two large kitchens.

“I love that I’ll be among other business owners who have such amazing products and adore their work as much as we do.”

Chocolatier Sue Lewis said she met The Honeycake owner Simona Kapoun “on the circuit” at the Subiaco Farmers and Fremantle Growers’ Green markets about two years ago.

“There was extra space in my store, so I suggested Honeycake because they make this wonderful product and I knew they would make good neighbours,” Ms Lewis said.

Ms Kapoun said she saw the State Buildings as a great opportunity to expand.

“For us it is very exciting to have a place that will be our home base, for people to come six or seven days a week,” she said.

“It has been very hard to keep up with orders and delivery.

“When you enter these buildings, I actually feel very strongly the history and character. It is special, it has soul.”