Discount retailer Dealz is to open a new outlet on the site of the former Epicurean Food Hall on Dublin’s Liffey Street. The well-known premises, which had been vacant since the Food Hall closed in March this year, occupies an area of 868sq m, with entrances on to both Liffey Street and Abbey Street.
Dublin City Council has granted planning permission for change of use from restaurant/take-away to a retail unit, and for new signage. The council did not receive any objections to the planning application which was lodged in June.
DublinTown chief Richard Guiney said he believed Dealz would do well at its new location, while admitting there was also a need to increase the variety of independent shops and restaurants in the area.
“It is positive that the premises that has been closed for some time is coming back into use,” he said. “There is also a demand in the area for good quality independent stores, restaurants and cafes. There is a lot of that on Capel Street and there is definitely massive scope on Liffey Street to develop more of an evening and nighttime offering.”
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