Global interest in Fremantle harbour’s Little Creatures brewery site
The Fremantle venue which houses Little Creatures brewery has hit the market, seeking international expressions of interest.
It comes after recent news that Lion Nathan, which owns Little Creatures brewery, was planning to build a three-level venue at a neighbouring property at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
LJ Hooker Commercial is managing the campaign for the sale and lease of the venue at 40 Mews Road, which is owned by developer Adrian Fini.
LJ Hooker has confirmed there is no set price guide or end date for the campaign.
It is zoned for a bar, brewery and restaurant, incorporating a licensed premises, which means the landmark address will most likely become another hospitality venue.
The venue was once a crocodile farm, and was repurposed as a sprawling licensed venue, restaurant and brewing facility stretching over a 1675sqm ground floor and 361sqm mezzanine.
Little Creatures opened in 2000, and will see out its lease until October 2022. One of its most-loved features is a soaring ceiling that rises 11m from the floor.
The venue also hosts a streetfront courtyard covering 254sqm and a harbour-facing outdoor area over 330sqm.
LJ Hooker Commercial Perth Director Brian Neo said the site was likely to attract interest from investors and owner-occupants.
“From locals catching up with mates to travellers sightseeing around historic Freo, 40 Mews Road has become the place for beers and casual dining in the suburb,” Mr Neo said.
“Over two decades, its character-filled interior has also made it a popular choice for corporate events and weddings. It’s also arguably where you can enjoy WA’s best sundowner.”
He said the venue was likely to benefit from a raft of development in Fremantle, including a $270 million redevelopment of the nearby Walyalup Koort, formerly known as Kings Square.
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