City of Subiaco - Local businesses reopen for the community
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Local businesses reopen for the community
Thursday 16 April 2020

Several local businesses have recently announced they will reopen to serve the community during the coronavirus pandemic, weeks after closing their doors.

Local institution, Juanita’s Bar, will reopen this weekend with a unique home delivered date night dinner for two which you can pair with a bottle of wine handpicked by co-owner Jeremy Diaz.

The mouthwatering dinners – this week it’s lamb shank bourguignon with maple and sesame glazed carrots, and a classic potato salad – will be available on Friday and Saturday nights, with delivery included.

Jeremy said the local community helped prompt the team to reopen Juanita’s and that for their little corner, community was everything.

“We love the area, we love the locals...we miss seeing everyone,” he said. “We also love what we do, so getting back to that in some way shape or form was going to be inevitable.”

Jeremy said it was also inspiring to see others in the hospitality industry giving it a go and making the best out of the current situation.

“Getting involved is our way of showing support to our peers; making money isn’t the priority,” he said. “Showing support and banding together is the drive, and if that means reopening the doors via a delivery service, then that’s what we’ll do. We’ll be here doing our best and giving it a go.”

Petite Mort are also back in the kitchen, reopening in a limited capacity from Friday 17 April with a takeaway menu for pick-up or delivery on Wednesdays and Fridays.

The menu covers breads, entrees, mains, vegetables and sides, and desserts – including their famous Death by Chocolate dish.

Despite being allowed to remain open under current guidelines, many hairdressers have closed their doors in recent weeks, but Abbey and Co hair boutique is bucking the trend and reopening this week with a new operating model in place to comply with restrictions and minimise risk to customers and staff.

Abbey and Co have decreased the number of people allowed in the boutique at one time, with staff being split into small teams and daily client numbers reduced significantly.

The team also said they were happy to do private sessions in the salon but have stopped home visits for now.

Mayor Penny Taylor said it was heartening to see local businesses reopening with adapted business models during this tough time and urged everyone to continue supporting local where possible.

“Our community love the contributions of our local businesses to our vibrancy and way of life. The adaptations and resilience shown by local businesses in keeping their staff and services, enhance our overall community. Their efforts are truly admirable," she said.

“These businesses help make our community, and our people love them for it.

“So many people across the City of Subiaco are doing us proud.”

View our live business list to see what other local businesses are operating during this time.