A Karratha entrepreneur who originally planned to established the city’s second nightclub has spoken for the first time about new plans for a multi-storey small bar with ocean views at the same venue. The change of plan was put forward for approval at the City of Karratha’s ordinary council meeting in August and was passed nine to one, with the condition an operational environmental management plan was prepared. Proponent Joanne Nell said she changed her mind from the nightclub to small bar because of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. “At least we can then operate seven days a week instead of two nights a week and we could still have the kitchen operating and do takeaway if restrictions were put in place,” she said. Ms Nell named the venue @mosphere which she said would be a family-friendly space for everyone to enjoy at the old bank building at 12 Hedland Place in the CBD. It is set to span across several levels and include a ground-floor smokers’ area and beer garden, main bar, pool tables, large kitchen and a rooftop terrace and bar. “I just saw a niche in the market and am trying to give back to the community where they have a venue where they could take children and still have a great time,” she said. “You can go outside and listen to live music, you can go inside and chill or you can play pool and watch the sports channels. I’m really trying to cater for everyone’s needs.” Ms Nell said she did not have an exact time line for the project yet and is still exploring funding opportunities. “I’m definitely keen to go to fit-out and open those doors,” she said. “The main plans have been done. The detailed plans are in the process of being completed. At this stage I’m looking for investors and builders to tender on the fit-out.” The proposed operating hours are 5pm-midnight Monday to Friday and noon-midnight on Saturdays and Sundays, with the venue to adhere to strict noise management plans.