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Wetherspoon Gets Green Light To Open Pub On Dublin's Hanover Quay

By Dave Simpson

Dublin City Council has granted pub group JD Wetherspoon permission to transform the former HQ bar and restaurant on Dublin's Hanover Quay into a new pub.

Wetherspoon had hoped to open the proposed Hanover Quay pub in early June. However, a Wetherspoon spokesperson said that all of the group's building projects are on hold at present due to the COVID-19 crisis, and the Hanover Quay venue's opening date is likely to be delayed as a result, as reported by The Irish Times.

Opening Hours And Council Orders

When Wetherspoon does complete the development of its proposed Hanover Quay venue, it will close at 11.30pm from Mondays to Thursdays, 12.30am on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11pm on Sundays.

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Wetherspoon had intended to open the proposed pub for breakfast at 7am, but the council ruled that it cannot open before 8am.

The council also said that Wetherspoon has to submit a separate planning permission application for an external seating area.

Food Sales

When it opens, Wetherspoon expects that food sales will account for 45% to 50% of its Hanover Quay pub's total sales.

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