Japanese Restaurant Set For O'Connell Street

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Japanese Restaurant Set For O'Connell Street

The mystery behind who would be taking up the Carlton site on Dublin's most famous street has finally been solved as work has commenced on the new Japanese "10 Thousand Restaurant". The premises, formerly a county council building, was to be part of a massive €900 million shopping centre development by Chartered Land however passers by yesterday evening were greeted with a sign for the new Asian restaraunt. 

The building, which was vacated by the local authority in 2006, was bought by developer Joe O’Reilly for the “Dublin Central” development. The shopping centre, granted planning permission in 2010, was to cover an area encompassing the former Carlton cinema and vacant plots stretching to Moore Street. No construction had started on the site and the lands now form part of Nama’s extensive portfolio of loans.