Owner hopes to avoid trade freeze

Manager Yuiko Murase outside Red Spoon at Cottesloe. Picture: Matt Jelonek d413429
Manager Yuiko Murase outside Red Spoon at Cottesloe. Picture: Matt Jelonek d413429

Ms Hills said she would like to come up with an alternative plan if development went ahead at the Il Lido site to ensure beachgoers could still buy frozen yoghurt.

‘Our little store we lease is under a development clause and it would be purely if that development goes ahead that we feel we would have to find a new location or our fans would be devastated,’ Ms Hills said.

‘We would like to negotiate a pop-up store in the area and have a new location in that building once its developed.’

Ms Hills said frozen yoghurt now equalled gelato sales at the Cottesloe shop with staff selling about 2500 serves in total on its busiest days.

‘Our busiest period is Sculptures by the Sea, even busier than Christmas and New Year,’ she said.

Ms Hills said she would love to have a Red Spoon van for festivals and had no plans to change the style of the Cottesloe shop.

‘Everyone says it’s got character and you’re in your bathers and sandy feet so why would you renovate it up too much,’ she said.