Mt Pleasant: Kerbside Cafe owners get new lease

Kerbside Café owner Loren Gardner and son William, 16 months, at the popular mobile business, which looks like it will be no more at the Mt Henry Bridge Reserve. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Kerbside Café owner Loren Gardner and son William, 16 months, at the popular mobile business, which looks like it will be no more at the Mt Henry Bridge Reserve. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

THE Kerbside Cafe owners have welcomed a City of Melville backflip on a decision not to renew their lease in Mt Pleasant following a single complaint.

Loren and Clint Gardner moved the mobile cafe 1.5km to Mt Henry Bridge Reserve from Deep Water Point Reserve in early June in anticipation for the opening of Dome in the latter park.

The couple had been left frustrated by the judgment last week but on Friday they were informed by the City about its decision to renew the lease.

Mrs Gardner said they were pleased with the decision and thanked the council for making a speedy decision.

“It was definitely warm and fuzzy to hear all the great comments from the public and to know that they support us,” she said.

“We didn’t realise how popular we were with local councillors.

“The lease will be for 12 months and we are thankful to everyone for helping us out.”

Mrs Gardner said they were happy to move from Deep Water Point Reserve to their new location ahead of Dome’s opening.

Mrs Gardner said they had contacted the council in early June about the lease but were only informed in mid-July that the lease would not be renewed.

“Clint questioned them about why they made the decision and apparently there was one complaint that we were blocking the car park, which isn’t true,” she said.