I’ve been calling Maylands home for over a year now. There’s lots of reasons I’m excited about living in this area; one is that it’s the last inner city area in Perth that hasn’t been developed yet. That means I can be involved in place making in my local area and in helping shape what Maylands becomes – yay!
I’ve blogged previously about how small bars can help solve the world’s problems so you can imagine my excitement when I learnt this week that there’s been an application lodged to change the use of 188 Whatley Crescent from an office to a small bar!
Will this be Maylands’ first small bar? I hope so. We need more after-hours venues to build the level of night-time activity in the Maylands strip. I’d love to be able to cycle down to a local, intimate and friendly bar to catch up with friends, bump into acquaintances and meet some new peeps.
When a group of us got together to run the Goodbye Dullsville campaign back in 2006 to support the passing of the small bar legislation this was just what we were hoping for. It will be great to see my local area reaping the rewards of the legislation change through enhanced cultural vitality and economic development. Bring on the bar, I say!