Roel outside the CBD I don’t think Freo has any big issues in retail, but its all based around daily, or perishables purchases i.e. food, thou lots of this business in these areas have , Duro Rd area has seen a few shops go through that area, the Bakers Delight was closed 4 months, the pasta place, coffee tea place. What the area does have is a great post office, the service from both owners have been brilliant a great draw card.
Peaches is great along with IGA, both the main draw cards. Lefroy Rd area is great too, the IGA, the bakers, Princis, the bottle shop friendly staff.
But seriously CBD retail is a shocker, Myers near empty, Woolstores 50% empty, just walk around the CBD and see the vacant shops, if this doing well I would hate to see doing bad?
You know what the pluses are for all, those areas, that are turning over good business, Lefroy rd Shops, Duro Rd, Hiltons fresh and IGA, South freo Hampton Rd Peaches, free easily accessible parking, and little to non anti social behaviour.
Like the markets at south freo, great products, free parking, nice atmosphere, no drunks, druggies, swearing, losers causing problems.
Till the CBD issues of anti social behaviour are addressed, drunks, druggies, violence, stealing , graffiti, begging, etc, etc, it will not turn around.