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Starbucks sign goes up at old Anglo HQ

ONCE the home of Anglo Irish Bank, there'll soon be cappuccinos and lattes in the prime St Stephen's Green location as the Starbucks sign has been installed on the premises.

The Anglo logo is long gone, marking the end of an era many of us would rather forget and the new signage is in its place.

The Anglo sign on the bank's St Stephen's Green headquarters was actually removed in April 2011, making both national and international headlines.

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For many, the signage was a symbol synonymous with The Celtic Tiger and the subsequent harsh economic climate and recession of recent years.

Starbucks was granted planning permission to open on the ground floor of Anglo's former headquarters last August, but details of it only emerged later.

At the time of the planning application, town planners Tom Phillips and Associates, on behalf of Stephen Court Limited, said: "The coffee shop will sell prepared food, including sandwiches, snacks and beverages."

It is not known when the coffee shop will actually open.

FDILLON@HERALD.IE


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