The future of proposed plans for “high teas” and other refined pursuits at Langtrees Boutique Hotel may rest on the ability of owner Mary-Anne Kenworthy to obtain a liquor licence.
In town for last week’s Race Round, the Perth-based madam took the opportunity to continue her campaign for character references.
“I think I might have a bit of a battle on my hands – the lawyers have told me I need over 200 character references,” Ms Kenworthy told the Kalgoorlie Miner last week.
“I haven’t heard any more, but I can’t make the high teas work without the licence, particularly if the old girls can’t have a glass of champagne.”
The concern rests on the “fit and proper person” criteria of the licensing process, with concerns Ms Kenworthy’s status as the current owner of Langtrees in Perth may be held against her.