This historically significant West Perth site is now an important part of the re-emerging night-time entertainment hub for after-work patrons, local residents and visitors. By day, Boobook Bottles and Bar has also combined its boutique bottle shop with a coffee window.

Owners Edward Johnson and Tobias Goyder-Ewan, successfully applied for the BIG program in 2021 and 2022 were awarded close to $30,000 towards the refurbishment of their business.

With the co-funding assistance, Edward and Tobias could upgrade shop front lighting and install a mural for the exterior of the premises, improving the local streetscape.

Internal refurbishments, such as the construction of amenities and access for people with disabilities, were also installed.

Mr Johnson said the grants have been invaluable to the refurbishment and relaunching of their unique business.

“Having owned businesses in the City of Perth for more than ten years, I can truly say the Business Improvement Grants are a great initiative,” he said.

“The two grants that Boobook received from the City of Perth have helped to highlight the location of our business and contribute towards the service and experience we offer our customers.”