Fam­ily taps into area

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By CE­LESTE GORRELL ANSTISS

IT is a fam­ily af­fair at the old Goldie’s Deli build­ing in Mos­man Park, with Gill Vi­vian and her chil­dren launch­ing two new busi­nesses at the site re­cently.

Olympic gym­nast and Com­mon­wealth Games sil­ver medal­list Olivia Vi­vian is the driv­ing force be­hind The Leaky Tap Café, while Gill and son Trent Vi­vian have opened Vi­vian’s Res­i­den­tial Real Es­tate next door.

Gill’s pomera­ni­ans Rustina and Ch­ester also come to work each day and are en­joy­ing their new digs and the ex­tra at­ten­tion from the cus­tomers.

“We didn’t tell any­one that we had opened, but it has been a mad rush all week,” Olivia said.

“The kids love the chairs (re­mod­elled from toi­lets) and Mum’s al­ready run up a huge tab.”

The cafe in­te­rior car­ries a plumb­ing theme as a trib­ute to her late dad Craig, a well-known plumber in Mos­man Park and Cottes­loe.

Many of the taps and pipes on dis­play were sourced from Craig’s old work shed.

Proud mum Gill, a long-time Cottes­loe res­i­dent, said it was heart­warm­ing to see the fam­ily name con­tinue in the area.

“Craig was the third gen­er­a­tion in his fam­ily to run the plumb­ing busi­ness,” she said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

“The kids wanted to go in their own di­rec­tions, but it’s great that the Vi­vian name is living on.” Gill Vi­vian with Olivia and Trent.


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