Subiaco: Witch’s Cauldron building to go under the hammer in late June

Subiaco: Witch’s Cauldron building to go under the hammer in late June

THE building that housed Subiaco icon the Witch’s Cauldron will be auctioned off at the end of next month.

The Federation-style building at 87-89 Rokeby Road has been listed on Caporn Young’s website, offering 1000sq m of internal space over multiple levels and dual frontage on Rokeby Road and Rowland Street.

Caporn Young associate director Phil Hayes said the property was at the prime end of Rokeby Road and offered an exciting space for someone with vision.

“It’s the first time the property’s been offered in almost 50 years, and I think a lot of people have got quite a soft spot for the Witch’s,” he said.

“We’re selling it virtually walk in walk out. You could go in and run it as it is, but I wonder whether someone might look at something completely different and reconfigure areas to have multiple hospitality businesses coexisting.”

Witch’s Cauldron owners Geoff and Tanis Gosling said in March the closure was not a financial decision, rather they had decided it was time to shut up shop.

“We felt now was the right time to say goodbye,” Mrs Gosling said at the time.

Western Suburbs Business Association president Mark Hann said in March the Goslings had weathered many ups and downs associated with small business in the hospitality sector.

“We’ll certainly miss the lunchtime aromas of the Witch’s, and we wish Geoff and Tanis all the best for a more relaxing lifestyle, hopefully watching our wonderful Perth sunsets with a quality glass of wine,” he said.

The auction takes place on June 28 in Fremantle.

MORE: Perth entrepreneur gets Shark Tank backing for eyeliner

MORE: Slug pellet-baited cake found at Mullaloo dog park

MORE: Funerals for family killed in Osmington shooting

MORE: Two West Aussies inducted into AFL Hall of Fame