A generous landlord has dropped a Subiaco business a lifeline during the coronavirus crisis, waiving rent for two months with the arrangements to be reviewed month-by-month thereafter.
George’s Meze has been a firm favourite in Subiaco since it opened in 2001, but with the government’s new health and safety measures, owners Eva and Nick thought they would have to close the doors for good.
While not every landlord will be in a position to do so, Eva and Nick’s landlord acknowledged the difficulties the business was facing due to social behaviour change and government restrictions and provided some much needed relief to allow George’s Meze to continue operating during this time in a takeaway capacity.
Eva said she had never felt so relieved or thankful and urged other landlords to help their tenants out where they could too.
Mayor Penny Taylor said it was vital for the community to support local businesses and restaurants like George’s Meze where possible – now more than ever.
“I understand that these are hard times for everyone, but if you are a landlord and have the capacity, please support our local businesses so they can keep their doors open,” she said.
“This has been devastating for so many local businesses. To see some able to adapt and innovate, offering takeaway meals, take-home kits and delivery, is heartening to see.”
For a more comprehensive list of City businesses who are adapting and need your support, visit the See Subiaco website.
If you’re a business owner, find out what support is available to you at a local, state and federal level on the Business Support page.