THE embattled CHQ shopping centre is to be put on the market by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority.
The State agency is advertising for an agent to handle a sale or lease of the €50m centre (right).
The historic former tobacco warehouse was completely renovated and opened in 2007, luring exclusive retailers to the IFSC location. However, a number of key anchor tenants have pulled out due to rising rent costs and a significant drop in footfall.
Homeware group Meadows & Byrne pulled out just before Christmas and now there are just a handful of shops still in situ. Just six shop units are currently occupied and another 10 units are vacant -- the centre has never actually been fully let.