Happy hour again as iconic pub Searsons reopens with 40 jobs
A LANDMARK bar forced to close its doors nearly a year ago has re-opened creating more than 40 new jobs.
Searsons of Baggot Street, Dublin, has thrown open its doors once again after a six-figure investment by new owner, Limerick-born publican Charlie Chawke.
The iconic bar closed in December last year after then owner, the Thomas Read Group, went into receivership.
It was reported the rent had reached €8,000 per week.
Speaking to the Irish Independent last night, Mr Chawke said: "The pub's famous history drew it to me, when I was a young lad in Dublin it was one of the best pubs in the city.
"I wasn't nervous about taking this on at all. It was in a poor state. Hopefully now that we've restored it to its former greatness, the public will appreciate it and support it like they did in the past."