Italian/Mediterranean restaurant and Wynnum Central fixture Casa Di Louie will close this weekend.
A short letter sent to customers last Thursday stated…
It is with great sadness after 4 years that we announce that Casa Di Louie Wynnum will be closing permanently.
Due to irreconcilable differences with the current landlord in terms of an unrealistic lease for a building that is going to be redeveloped; we have no choice but to close these premises.
Our last night is this Saturday 20th May 2017.
We would like to thank all our customers for their support throughout our 4 years of trading in Wynnum.
Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you are in the city drop in and see Louie at
Casa Di Louie 316 Adelaide Street
ph: 3221 8786
Louie and the team
Casa Di Louie Wynnum will offer an ‘all you can eat’ tonight for $40pp +corkage, bookings essential. We wish Louie all the best with his new venture.
The Wynnum Business/WynnumCentral view on the closure is that, yes landlords are a part – but only a part of the issue facing Wynnum Central shopping precinct. Other key factors are…
- Shop opening hours, especially at the weekend (the WynnumCentral Business Directory lists those shops that are open until 3pm or later on a Sat)
- No cohesive strategy around events and promotions to bring people into Wynnum Central (Wynnum Business is focused on doing this but still needs more members to be able to run these proposed events and promotions)
More empty shops only discourage people from shopping in any shopping precinct like Wynnum Central – surveys out of the US indicate that shopping centres that slip below 90% occupancy lose 90% of their foot traffic.