Decathlon will occupy an approximate 30,000-square-foot unit as part of a 30-year lease within the new development.
This will be the sports retailer’s third Irish location and its flagship city centre store.
The opening will also see over 50 new jobs created across different areas.
Boost To The City
The announcement was welcomed by the city centre business lobby group Dublin Town.
“Dublin City Centre is Ireland’s premier retail destination, and the addition of an international retailer of Decathlon’s status can only provide a further boost to the city’s northside, raising footfall and engagement,” said Dublin Town chief executive Richard Guiney.
On Decathlon joining clothing retailer H&M in the development, Guiney said, “It is wonderful that two major international retailers see a long-term future on the capital’s premier street.”
Elena Pecos, Decathlon Ireland chief executive, noted the monumental location, saying, “Clerys holds a special place in the hearts of many Irish people, with countless fond memories of shopping and generations of families creating traditions within its walls.”
Pecos added, “At Decathlon, we are honoured to become a part of this legacy.”
Decathlon’s opening is the latest in a series of announcements by developer Europa about the restored Clerys building on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.
The sports retailer will join H&M, as well as sushi chain Rolled and the already-opened Pret A Manger, to fill the final spot in Clerys Quarter’s retail space.
The restoration of Clerys Quarter reached practical completion in June 2023.
It retained historic features such as the colonnaded facade, columns, ceilings, and the iconic clock.
Clerys Quarter will combine retail and office space in an effort to create a landmark destination in Dublin City.