Bewley's has announced that it will begin a phased reopening of its café on Dublin's Grafton Street on or before August 27.
The company plans to start selling coffee and baked goods at the café on August 27, or earlier if possible, ahead of a wider reopening later.
This news follows the news from earlier this week that Bewley's had agreed to pay rent arrears of €732,000 and interest of €17,422 as well as legal costs to the café's landlord, Ronan Group Real Estate (RGRE), by July 31.
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Bewley's stated that, upon reopening, the café will be staffed by "experienced hands from amongst the original team".
The Irish Times quotes the café's managing director, Cól Campbell, as saying, "We're conscious of the role that Bewley's plays in the hearts of visitors and Dubliners, and we're delighted once again to play our part in bringing Dublin's city centre back to life
"We're thrilled that the team who made Bewley's such a wonderful place will once again bring the Bewley's experience alive with customers, albeit on a phased basis initially.
"Further areas of the café will be opened in the weeks ahead in line with customer demand. We have no further details to share now, but full details will be unveiled in the coming weeks."
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