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New lease of life for Shankill centre

A south Dublin shopping centre is getting a new lease of life as owners of units at the centre are attracting new tenants.

Shankill Shopping Centre, a small neighbourhood centre with 11 units which was earmarked for demolition during the boom, has attracted two new tenants and more are expected in the near future.

Members of the consortium involved in the 2005 takeover of the Superquinn chain had advised local people in 2007 that the a new Superquinn centre was planned for the site and proceeded to detenant it.

Now two estate agencies Guardian and Xavier McCaffrey have been seeking tenants for two different landlords who own units at the centre.

Already a Chinese takeaway has moved into one of the more high profile units. Another new tenant is Envy Hair and Beauty. One of the former occupiers, O'Donnell's pharmacy, never moved out.

Damien McCaffrey of Xavier McCaffrey is quoting around €380 per sqm for four other units which range in size from 50 to 100sqm.

Colm Byrne of Guardian is quoting rents of €20,000 a year each for two units of about 92sqm both of which face the local church.

Units may also present prospects for a cafe, fashion shops, hardware store, bicycle store, medical centre and opticians. At one stage one of the units was occupied by a pub.

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