The newest addition to the Oxford Street strip is a cozy small bar – Robert’s on Oxford. Occupying the old Rutherford News site at 173 Oxford Street – this is the latest place to take your friends and family for an evening drink and bite in Leederville’s ever evolving food and beverage landscape.
Canford were engaged by Robert McNally to prepare and lodge the small bar liquor licence application. The job itself had a tight turnaround timeframe, with the goal being to open in-time to enjoy part of the Christmas and New Year trading period.
We helped work through a couple issues that arose from converting an old site which had a completely different use, and consulted on compliance issue with the fit out. In doing so, we helped ensure there would be minimal hold ups from a liquor licensing standpoint. Thankfully this resulted in a smooth and non-disruptive liquor licence application.
Working on small bar jobs can often come with little, unforeseen complications. These could include capacity limits, toilet configuration or car parking. Moreover, a lot of popular modern small bar designs revolve around restoring old sites and protecting the facade, which can create layout issues. This could be fitting in the right amount of toilets, or creating a suitably sized bar space that is both functional and ticks off all liquor licensing requirements. For a place like Roberts, where the goal is to achieve the cozy and comfortable feel in a relatively tight space – it can create headaches. Fortunately, the vision in our clients head was clear and it’s fair to say they’ve achieved the atmosphere they were striving for.
Robert’s on Oxford looks to pay close attention to the consumer needs of Leederville. They aim to stock craft beers and liquor that the locals want. We wish our clients all the best on their new venture. If you’re in the area, drop in and try their Charli Chaplin!
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