Cutting things fine
Parking shortfall a risk to barbershop bar
AN application for a barber and small bar at 559 Beaufort Street in Mt Lawley may get the chop by City of Vincent councillors tonight.
The City has received an application for the speakeasy-inspired development on the suburb’s main strip, which proposes the front portion operate as a four-seat barber shop and the back section as a small bar with a total capacity of 100 people.
But an 18 parking bay shortfall could lead to the application being rejected by the council, despite the proposal being an “acceptable use of the site”.
It is proposed the roof out the back be removed and replaced with a canopy over a proposed alfresco area and internal alterations to include three toilets, a cool room, kitchen, bar, a seating area, an internal lift and an office.
Speaking at the council briefing session on August 14, applicant Tommy Lum said he hoped to get the business going in the area that he had lived in for many years.
He said the liquor licensing process had already been long and costly and the entire project so far had cost $250,000.
The application did not receive any objections when it was advertised to properties within a 150m radius.