The Capitol, a €50 million retail and office development in Cork City Centre, will be home to a food innovation centre, which will have a "symbiotic relationship" with the English Market, and the Oyster Tavern, which has been restored back to its original use as a bar and restaurant.
Dating back to the 1700s, the Oyster Tavern has undergone a €1.5 million redevelopment and will be run by publican and restaurateur Alan Clancy, whose portfolio includes House, The Ivy and 37 Dawson Street in Dublin, reports the Irish Examiner.
JCD, the developer of The Capitol, is a privately-owned, commercial property development company who completed its first commercial development in Cork 20 years ago. It has since financed, developed and manages over 1 million square feet of commercial property in Ireland.
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The Oyster Tavern is scheduled to reopen in June and is to have many of its original classic restaurant fittings and mirrors. "I’m very pleased to be involved in the Oyster. It’s in a great development, and I believe there’s exciting times ahead for the city centre. It’s up and coming now once more,” said Clancy.