The Dunnes Stores outlet in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, has closed its food hall.
The space in-store is being re-purposed back to its original use as a homewares section.
The Dun Laoghaire outlet had become well known in the area for its food offer, including its meal deals, which proved popular with office workers looking to grab a sandwich or salad during their lunch hour.
Smaller Suburban Shops
In July 2023, the retail giant won a planning battle to secure the green light for a new suburban outlet at Monkstown in south Dublin.
This followed An Bord Pleanala granting planning permission to Dunnes Stores firm, Better Value Unlimited to redevelop a Diarmuid Gavin-led gardening shop and café called The Outer Spaces, which opened in the south Dublin suburb in 2021.
The Monkstown proposal - which includes an off-licence and café, along with a convenience store - is part of a drive by Dunnes Stores to roll out smaller suburban shops in the Dublin area.
The decision by the appeals board overturns a November 2021 decision by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to refuse planning permission for the extension and refurbishment of 14/15 Monkstown Crescent after 20 third party objections were lodged against the scheme by local residents.
The council refused planning permission after finding that the scheme would constitute overdevelopment and would be visually overbearing.