Press Up Hospitality Group Agrees Long-Term Lease On Brittas Bay Pub
According to The Irish Times, Press Up Hospitality Group is continuing to expand its presence in the hospitality sector, despite the disruptions due to COVID-19.
With indoor dining yet to return in Ireland, Paddy McKillen jnr and his business partner Matt Ryan's Press Up Hospitality Group have been making the most of the recent warm weather after entering into a new long-term lease for the landmark McDaniels pub at Brittas Bay in Co. Wicklow.
The doors of the pub itself have yet to open for business due to Covid-19 restrictions, but the group is taking advantage of the venue’s car park by populating it with food trucks from Press Up Eats’ range of brands.
Wowburger, Rice Chinese, Coo Coo Indian, Double 8 Dumplings, Long Horn Creamery, and DIME Coffee have all set up shop at McDaniels with a view to enticing beachgoers all year round.
News of the Press Up Hospitality Group’s latest move comes less than one week after the Irish Times reported on the purchase by McKillen and Ryan’s Oakmount of the clifftop lands and access route to the nearby Magheramore Beach.
While the sale of the 21-acre site between Blainroe and Brittas Bay by its previous owners had raised fears in relation to the question of future public access to Magheramore, it is understood that McKillen and his business partner Matt Ryan are adamant that this will not be an issue.
Oakmount secured the Magheramore site for €700,000 in an online auction presided over by agent BidX1 in June.
While the amount paid represents a massive premium on the €210,000 the property had been guiding in advance of its sale, intense competition involving five parties on the day saw bids surpass the €550,000 mark.
Wicklow County Council was among the unsuccessful underbidders.
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