Scarborough rooftop bar, outdoor cinema a step closer to reality

Scarborough rooftop bar, outdoor cinema a step closer to reality

A SCARBOROUGH rooftop development, due to open its doors last year, is one step closer to becoming a reality after a recent liquor license approval.

The Sunset Boulevard Beach Club, proposed by ISpy Entertainment Perth in 2013, is a two-tiered rooftop venue atop the Wilson multi-storey car park on Manning Street.

The club will include an outdoor cinema, two bars and a restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The approval was announced on the Sunset Boulevard Beach Club’s Facebook page on Wednesday, attracting considerable public interest.

The project was initially rejected by both the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) and the City of Stirling due to noise concerns but was later approved in April 2015 with conditions.

ISpy Perth director Robert Redmond said the focus was now on opening the venue after a lengthy approvals process.

“We’re really pleased to have got the liquor license approval so now we can focus on opening an amazing venue,” he said.

“It obviously has been a long process overall but we’ve been really blown away by the continued public support.”

Locals in the area raised concerns about noise and traffic and the capacity of the venue was reduced by 25 per cent.

“We’ve always believed that project is something special and something that both the local population of Scarborough and the larger Perth public deserve,” Mr Redmond said.

“There’s obviously other great independent operators down there and we’re just looking forward to contributing to making Scarborough all that it should be.”