Gill’s breathing life
“I like business and not only that but a lot of people, including myself, have a soft spot for fish and chips,” he said.
“WA has a lot of great fish. It’s a special and limited commodity.”
Mr Gill said the new bar would have a bigger menu than Juanita’s and feature some of his wife’s seafood cooking.
He said things like fresh crusty bread, in-season whiting and dhufish, garlic clams and chilli mussels would feature on the menu, while magazines and a jukebox would keep that traditional fish and chip shop feel.
“The restaurant will offer dinein and takeaway and will cater to the entire family, as well as Friday night cocktails for the young and beautiful people,” he said.
Mr Gill said Subiaco got a lot of “stupid criticism” and he had seen several positive changes since opening Juanita’s five years ago.
“I’m very happy here; I think there are problems in Subiaco, but nothing different from any other retail area,” he said.
“I believe in this area. We are in a beautiful place, near Kings Park and eight minutes to the beach; there’s a lot to be happy about.”
Mr Gill said he believed the new bar would help revitalise Rokeby Road and offer a retro vibe.
“I know retro, I grew up then and I know good fish and chips. I think this bar will revitalise the strip, a lot like Juanita’s has done. One business can encourage a lot of growth,” he said.
Murray Gill has a new venture on Rokeby Road.