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Plans Rejected For New Bar On Dublin's Harcourt Street

By Dave Simpson

Plans for a new large-scale bar and restaurant complex on the corner of the capital's Harcourt and Montague Streets have been rejected by Dublin City Council following objections that there is already an over-abundance of late-night venues in the area.

As reported by thetimes.co.uk, the council's rejection represents the second time in two years that permission has been denied to develop a bar and restaurant at the property in question.

The plans, which were put forth by developer Gambetta, involved transforming former Indian restaurant Saagar into a bar with an adjacent licensed restaurant and café linked by a courtyard and mezzanine level.

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However, Dublin City Council put the breaks on the proposal due to its large scale, potential noise pollution and concerns over the impact it would have on the area's Georgian aesthetic.

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