CITY of Stirling has approved two leases for a restaurant and a cafe for its $26 million Scarborough Beach Pool, set to open early next year.
Eastern states dessert and cafe franchise Cocolat will fill the ground floor level of the facility’s commercial area which is marketed as a cafe serving “hand crafted” and “decadent” desserts, gelato and coffee.
The franchisee has been given an initial term of five years and it planned to spend $400,000 to fit-out its premises.
Council also approved the chief execute to be granted delegated authority to enter into new leases on the ground floor of the Scarborough Beach Pool area.
La Capannina Italian Restaurant will also be a new addition to the pool’s commercial precinct with an initial lease of 15 years.
The focus will be on providing good quality Italian food, paired with craft beer served out of oak barrels.
A council report said the tenant was spending $2 million to fit-out the premises to “create an attractive venue for their customers, but also for the City’s pool patrons and wider Scarborough area”.
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) sent letters to nearby residents that La Capannina was requesting a change of use from restaurant/cafe to tavern license to serve alcohol without a meal.
Neighbouring residents within the boundary are invited to comment until September 28.