Vacant Units In George's Dock To Be Transformed Into Culinary Hotspot
Published on Sep 18 2013 2:59 PM in Food
The new owner of the CHQ shopping centre in Dublin's IFSC is to turn empty units on George's Dock into cafés and restaurants. Agent Lisney has been appointed to find suitable operators of restaurants and/or gastropubs and also at least two complementary businesses to locate in the conservatories and vaults adjacent to the Ely Bar & Brasserie. The complex was reconstructed in 2005 by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority at a cost of €45 million. It was sold in July this year to the wealthy Irish-American businessman E Neville Isdell for just over €10 million. Speaking to the Irish Times today, Hugh Markey of Lisney said the available space was ideal for traditional or ethnic restaurants, boutique bars and café bars. 'Best in class' operates will be sought to operate a destination that would be attractive for both locals and tourists.