Lidl Ireland today confirmed plans for a new store in Ballybough, which is set to open in early 2025.
The new store will be on the site that previously held the Croke Villas housing complex, less than 500 metres from Croke Park.
The new-build will include a cafe and two retail units, and provide 35 local jobs.
Sustainability is also a big factor in the plans, with solar panels and a new energy management system included in the design.
The layout of the store is set to be spacious, with high ceilings and wide aisles.
Since planning was granted in 2022, the retailer has now completed the tendering process for the store.
Lidl has engaged with the local community in recent years on the site.
The retailer hosted a community event, wherein locals provided feedback on the development.
Commenting on the announcement, Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform Paschal Donohoe said, “It is great news that plans are being confirmed and made public for the development of the new Lidl store in Ballybough and North Strand.
“The site on which the store is to be located has been derelict for a decade and a half, and what better use for such a site than the convenience of a local supermarket with such an established brand?”
Ballybough resident and former Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring welcomed the announcement.
“This is a very welcome development,” Ring said, “and [it] will be a great boost for the local economy, with significant local investment, together with short- and long-term jobs potential.”
Chief development officer for Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland Alan Barry said, “The vibrant community of Ballybough has long been a part of our ambitious expansion plans, and we have engaged with and eagerly listened to the local community during the planning phase over the last couple of years.”
Barry thanked the local residents for their engagement with the project and expressed excitement at bringing the store to the area.
Building works are due to begin this month, with the store set to open early next year.