Leederville is set to have its own slice of New York, with pop-up cafes making their way to the hipster strip.
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In a plan before the City of Vincent, small, on-road cafes will be trialled at two separate locations for 6 months.

They will be set up in parking bays, where narrow footpaths have prevented businesses from establishing traditional alfresco areas.

The City’s chief executive John Giorgi says Leederville is a perfect fit for the new style of cafes.

“Basically we wanted to do something different. Leederville is quite quirky, and this will give it something different to offer”, he said.

But local businesses aren’t convinced, and owners have said parking in the area is already an issue, and reducing the amount of car bays available will be bad for business.

Business owner Andrew is also afraid established cafes will lose business as a result of hte new addition.

“People are going to go to these new places and take business away from places that pay rates to be here” he said.

Mr Giorgi says that parking will always be an issue in the area, however he says if the concept isn’t welcome in Leederville, other sites in Mount Lawley, Perth and North Perth will be considered.

The council is also considering spending $3000 on installing “car shaped” bike racks that hold up to 12 bikes.Follow WAtoday on Twitter

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