City of Subiaco - Local businesses adapt during difficult times
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Local businesses adapt during difficult times
Wednesday 25 March 2020

While recent government directives have meant many shops and restaurants have had to close their doors during this difficult time, some local businesses are adapting in innovative ways.

The iconic and much-loved Subiaco Hotel is temporarily closed but has reopened its adjoining drive-through bottle shop that first started serving the community back in 1964.

The drive-through will allow the hotel to supply drinks to the community while abiding by the social distancing rules currently in place due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Subiaco Hotel Owner Lawson Douglas said he wanted to keep as many staff in jobs as possible. 

“We are moving with the times and that means reopening the drive through for the next few months. We want to trade through this crisis and we want to support West Australian families by keeping people in jobs,” he said.

Along with the newly opened drive-through, the hotel will be offering delivery to nearby suburbs, with free delivery to the elderly or people living with a disability. 

Mayor Penny Taylor said this was a fantastic initiative and helped retain a sense of community in Subiaco while keeping people in jobs. 

“Congratulations to the Subi Hotel This shows the resilience of our business community – to adapt to a dire situation and make the best of it. I applaud their efforts.”

And it’s not just our iconic hotel that's adapting to the times; Table Culture is offering virtual shopping, The Painted Teapot have takeaway activity kits for the kids, and Dymocks is delivering the latest page-turners straight to you.

Many of our food and beverage businesses are also offering takeaway and delivery so make sure you follow your favourites on social media for the latest.

For a more comprehensive list of City businesses who are adapting and need your support, visit the See Subiaco website.