Bridge busi­ness boost on menu for some

Guardian Express - - NEWS -

RE­AC­TIONS to the Mata­garup Bridge fi­nally open­ing are mixed among Royal Street busi­ness own­ers.

Af­ter sev­eral set­backs and de­lays, the foot­bridge is set to be opened to the pub­lic by July 15.

One busi­ness owner is con­fi­dent the bridge will bring more foot traf­fic to the strug­gling East Perth area, but an­other is not so sure it will be a saviour.

Kinky Lizard man­ager A.J. French said changes have al­ready been made to the menu in prepa­ra­tion.

“We are ex­pect­ing a grad­ual in­crease,” she said.

“We changed the menu not long ago to get ready for the bridge open­ing and we will have new spe­cials too.

“We are look­ing at open­ing later be­cause some of the games will be later.”

Toast owner Ur­sula Rose said she was hes­i­tant to change the menu for the footy crowds.

“The area has strug­gled a bit and I don’t think the bridge will have as mas­sive an im­pact as some peo­ple think,” she said.

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