Wednesday 20 September 2017

Starbucks to open in former Anglo building

An artist's impression of the Starbucks
An artist's impression of the Starbucks
Starbucks is to open in the former Anglo Irish building on Stephen's Green

COFFEE giant Starbucks is to open in the former Anglo Irish Bank headquarters on St Stephen's Green in Dublin.

A planning application was lodged this summer but it is understood contracts have been exchanged.

As a result, 18 to 21 St Stephen's Green North will be partly transformed from a bank to a coffee shop. It is understood that Starbucks will occupy a portion of the building.

Some of the most disastrous decisions ever taken in the history of the Irish economy were made at the address. The building became a symbol of the downturn -- it was bailed out by taxpayers to the tune of €30bn after becoming one of the biggest lenders to property developers.

At the time of the planning application earlier this year, town planners Tom Phillips & Associates, on behalf of Stephen Court Ltd, said: "The coffee shop will sell pre-prepared food for consumption on and off the premises."

AILISH O'HORA

Irish Independent

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