Fremantle’s BID wants local businesses to go green this Christmas.
The BID has teamed up with Freo’s festival guru Alex Marshall to get a Christmas Tree pop-up shop approved in Kings Square during December.
BID manager Jenny Marslen says she’d like to see them in more shops to liven up the city and support the initiatives she’s about to roll out in an effort to boost Christmas trade. The BID will be launching its annual Christmas Windows competition at tonight’s Long Table Dinner, as well as holding gift wrapping next to Oxfam in Adelaide Street, hosting Santa at the Woolstores and handing out Christmas shopping guides on the streets. BID chair Karl Bullers, who’s already picked up a tree for his National Hotel, says he’s got a good feeling about this year.
“I am optimistic, as there a lot of good things in the media about the state’s economy being on the rebound, so I think it will be a busy season.”
Mr Marshall says he’ll be in the Square with his trees each Friday from noon to 4pm and is offering to both deliver and pick them up from homes and businesses throughout Fremantle, saying his research showed many people and businesses were reluctant to put them up because they didn’t know what to do with them later. He’s also offering them through his website, marshallarts.net.au