Almost a year to the day since PICA Bar announced it was facing the threat of closure, people power has triumphed with the popular Northbridge venue set to continue operating under a new lease agreement.
A story published by WAToday claims that the State Government will confirm a 10-year lease to the current owners on Tuesday, “after months of renegotiation and expressions of interest from other parties, which also involved building owners the Perth Theatre Trust.”
The news will be well received by the Perth community who rallied to save the inner city bar after the state government revealed plans to field expressions of interest for its lease in October 2019.
The campaign to save PICA Bar also attracted mass support with a public petition through change.org receiving over 11,000 signatures. In particular, the Perth arts community will consider it a win, with the small bar considered a valuable meeting place in the heart of Perth’s Cultural Centre.
The state government will today confirm a 10-year lease has been granted to PICA Bar owners after months of renegotiation.