Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

FOUR well-known in­de­pen­dent Su­bi­aco stores are clos­ing in the com­ing months. The Western Sub­urbs Weekly broke the news last week that El­iz­a­beth’s Book­store is shut­ting down this month after 28 years on Rokeby Road. Very sad. Su­bi­aco is dy­ing a slow death. It used to be vi­brant and a great place to spend a week­end arvo.

-Western Sub­urbs Elec­tri­cal Seems it will soon be a com­pe­ti­tion be­tween Rokeby Road and Bayview Ter­race on va­cant re­tail spa­ces.

- Luke Gar­ratt If the land­lords stop putting up the un­rea­son­able rent then maybe th­ese small busi­nesses might just be able to op­er­ate from th­ese premises. Not only that, we have to en­dure the cost of the high over­heads of elec­tric­ity and staff wages. There are ab­so­lutely no in­cen­tives for small business to con­tinue to start up or trade. It is a State that is con­tin­u­ing to di­vide our pop­u­la­tion into the rich and poor in many ways. WA is a doomed nanny State.

- Par 3 In­door Golf So sad. Perth (not just Subi), needs to get over it­self.

- Gemma Gas­ton Thank you for high­light­ing that it is very dif­fi­cult to op­er­ate a prof­itable business in Su­bi­aco. My rent has dou­bled in 10 years. My cus­tomers al­ways com­plain to me about park­ing but when I try to ex­plain this to the coun­cil­lors some are very rude and say their stud­ies say there is no park­ing prob­lem. I know of another four, pos­si­bly five, busi­nesses clos­ing in July. You would think that if this Rokeby Road mar­ket was go­ing to be so great, peo­ple would wait and see but ac­tu­ally they have their reser­va­tions

and are leav­ing.

- Wi­o­letta Kot How sad, can’t like such a good store be­ing closed.

- Bron­wen Wool­cock They had so much good stuff in stock too. Hope­fully they do a sale. - Tom Jurkiewicz

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