Owner Garrett Fitzgerald has announced that his Capel Street cafés Brother Hubbard North and Little Brother will be expanding into the former Gary Rhodes restaurant next door on the corner of Capel Street and Mary's Abbey, most recently known as Brasserie 7.
The expansion will form a new interconnected business which will retain the Brother Hubbard North name upon its opening in Autumn.
Fitzgerald told The Irish Times that he and his partner, James Boland, "are going to operate in only part of the premises initially" and "are holding off on the remaining seating area for a little while, whilst formulating a separate and exciting plan for that".
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The outdoor terrace of the former Rhodes restaurant is to be transformed into "a very green space with lots of vegetation."
Fitzgerald added: "The brief for our designers, Designgoat, is that we want the space to feel as nourishing as our food. We are working with a plant consultant on this. We are also working on a plan to launch a social enterprise which we hope will be an exciting new evolution for the business and for our team."