Rally for traders

COUNCILS, state government and business owners have been brainstorming how to save traders on Beaufort Street, but the Beaufort Street Network says there’s a simple solution for now—just go there.

The BSN is urging people to attend tonight’s “Rediscover Beaufort Street Rally” (Saturday June 8) from 6pm.

Retail venues will stay open late, hoping to kickstart a bit of trade between meals and drinks. Vincent and Stirling councils are set to invest in the street, but BSN chair Joshua O’Keefe says in the meantime “now is the time to act local”.

“We want everyone to find three venues and move between them during the night. Get bar snacks and cocktails from Must, then dinner at Dainty Dowager and a cookie from Get Chunkie,” he suggests.

Joel Creasey, who cut his comedy teeth in the Perth scene before heading east, is back in town for a show at the Astor on the same night.

by DAVID BELL

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