Capital's once-fine boulevard has fallen on hard times
The news that Next, a British chain store, is to move out of Grafton Street is hardly earth-shattering, but was much reported on. But what has happened to that once-fine boulevard is the true tragedy.
I have lived in London for 43 years and remember the "Bond Street of Dublin" circa 1970.
I recently had time to revisit and I could not believe it was the same street. Most of the lovely, upmarket retailers on the street have 'gone with the wind'.