The Findlater bar and restaurant of Harbour Road, Howth, Dublin 13, has hit the market via Lisney Estate Agents.
The property's listing on lisney.com states, "The Findlater bar and restaurant comprises a very imposing detached three storey over basement landmark building with traditional style red brick front augmented by modern glazed extensions to each side.
"The property (which also includes a passenger lift) is fitted throughout to an excellent standard and therefore going forward will only require the normal running repairs and renewals.
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"The property is set out currently with a bar and restaurant on the ground floor with the requisite toilet and storage facilities in the spacious basement. The first floor houses the restaurant with a fully fitted and equipped kitchen. The second floor accommodates the private function room/late bar with ladies and gentlemen’s toilets together with the unique terrace area overlooking the harbour.
"The business model for the Findlater bar and restaurant is principally a food and beverage driven business which is derived from the surrounding residential population augmented by the employees of the retail areas and the harbour and more importantly from the numerous day trippers and tourists to Howth.
"Furthermore the proposed residential development of the former Techcrete site by Marlet of approx. 500 apartments at the entrance to Howth will only enhance the capacity of the Findlater to grow its annual business."
"An Excellent Opportunity"
The listing adds, "The Findlater bar and restaurant offers an excellent opportunity for the purchaser to acquire a substantial licensed premises that affords excellent potential to increase the voluminous business that the Findlater enjoyed before the COVID-19 lockdown with active hands on management.
"The building also because of its uniqueness and location does offer strong alternative uses such as a corporate HQ office, whose wish is to relocate to suburbia on indeed licensed premises with conversion of upper areas to bedrooms/residential subject to planning."
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