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'High Class' Fallon & Byrne Store Proposed For Dublin's Wellington Quay

Planning applications have been filed for a new Fallon & Byrne outlet in Dublin, located on Dublin's Wellington Quay, which will encompass a 'high-class retail store and a niche market micro craft brewery'.

The application for the Dollard House site, lodged by architects Cathal O'Neill & Associates, says that 'On the north side, facing Wellington Quay, there will be a new Fallon & Byrne traditional style food-store, with classical style shop fronts, elegant painted signs and window displays of traditionally-presented foods.'

It will also 'emphasise, to the greatest degree possible, the contrast between the goods on display and the more common garish supermarket or convenience store display'.

The design of the store 'will take its inspiration from French food halls and other famous establishments such as Fortnum & Mason, The Conran Shop in the Michelin Building, or Eataly, New York', and will be similar in layout to Fallon & Byrne's sister outlet on Exchequer St.

The onsite microbrewery will be located at the back of the building, and will be accessed from East Essex St, while the proposed restaurant 'will be one of the very few in the city or environs which will have an elevated waterside view, an extraordinary deficit in a city which is so inextricably linked to its maritime origins', the application reads.

The applicants say the development will 'bring diversity and interest to this end of Temple Bar, which has been sadly deserted since the renovation of the area began in 1991'.

© 2014 - Checkout Magazine by Stephen Wynne-Jones

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