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Old April 24th, 2011, 01:02 AM   #1
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The cityscape seems to be changing quite a lot these days... plenty of businesses have shut down, but I notice plenty are starting up too, its quite encouraging So I thought we could have a thread for highlighting new/interesting bars, restaurants, shops and events etc - to keep an eye on the city.

For starters there is the new Lafayette bar, taking its name from the building itself, on O Connell bridge, I have to say im fairly ******* happy this building finally has tenants after the Man U store closed, its one of my favourite buildings and one of the most prominent in Dublin. There was a bar there briefly before "Lafayette" called "the edge", but it didnt take off apparently. I havnt checked it out as I am broke but I have to say it looks the part from the outside.
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Although I'm probably too old for it (lol!) i think Abercrombie and Fitch are opening in the old Habitat building on College Green. Will be nice though, even just to go in to have a look - at both the clothes and staff
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A Disney shop is also opening AFAIK on Grafton Street. Can't see that Northern Quarter being built any time soon though, which probably would have been the biggest development pending before the recession.
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That's exactly what crossed my mind when I saw this thread, Viking74. They are indeed opening an Abercrombie and Fitch store there. Should really improve the area, in terms of footfall at least.

There is also a Disney Store opening on Grafton Street pretty soon (18 May). And let's not forget all the rumours of an Apple Store opening at various locations around the city.

edit: Beaten to it again!
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Anyone know exactly how old is ' too old' to wear an Abercrombie and Fitch shirt? I know guys of 40 still wearing this gear lol!
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Old April 24th, 2011, 01:17 AM   #6
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Haha, they are fairly infamous for their 'aesthetic' hiring practices :P Good news though, and all the more reason to pedestrianise the place!

The new Costa in the old easons building on dawsons st is great I should mention, the interior is preserved so 'tis all very regal :P
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Also, Hollister Co. is opening a store in Dundrum soon.
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Anyone know exactly how old is ' too old' to wear an Abercrombie and Fitch shirt? I know guys of 40 still wearing this gear lol!
Cant help you there, fashion is not my strong point, ive seen homeless people better dressed than me
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Cant help you there, fashion is not my strong point, ive seen homeless people better dressed than me
Haha, I'm sure that's not the case!

Anyone tried that new American burger place called 'the Counter' on Suffolk Street? Talk about American sized portions!! Excellent stuff.

I'm not sure at what stage it's at, but I think there's a new multiplex cinema planned for the top of the Stephen's Green Shopping centre too.

I'm still hoping that a second Massimo Dutti shop will open in Grafton Street. There's one in Dundrum and it's excellent.

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Nice one, the place that replaced nude? Value is key, is it pricey?

Theres also now a tentant in one of the units of the new (old) irish times building. A hairdresser or something similiar, im unsure :P
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Nice one, the place that replaced nude? Value is key, is it pricey?

Theres also now a tentant in one of the units of the new (old) irish times building. A hairdresser or something similiar, im unsure :P
Yeah i think it's where that Nude place was. The prices were very reasonable when I was there, and I don't think I could eat for a full 24 hours afterwards I was so full! But yeah I loved it.

There are also new businesses and restaurants opening up around Grand Canal Square too. Anyone tried that new Tapas bar down there?
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Is that café H? Harry crosbie owns it afaik, hence the 'H', the man likes to leave his mark heh :P Great to hear of another one, I love tapas, but again it doesnt fit into my student budget GAH :P
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Yeah and I think there's also 'Harry's bar' over by the Point
Ah saoro, things can't be that bad surely ;-) ? ( sorry no fadas on this keyboard)!
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And 'Crosbie's Yard' in spencer dock too

Haha no, things are not so bad*



tapas = opportunity cost of alcohol :P
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News today that the restaurant chain Milano is opening a new restaurant in Ranelagh. 140 seats and 25 new jobs.
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What's the average price of a drink in Dublin these days. It was around €4.30 a pint when I left in 2008 before the crash. Have prices risen/fallen in recent years?
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It's around €4 to €4.50 still. Depends where you go and what time you go of course.
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Old May 5th, 2011, 01:27 PM   #18
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Hollister and Wagamama among the companies opening outlets soon in Dundrum, creating 300 jobs. Some outlets in the centre are also expanding due to strong demand.
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The Disney Store on Grafton Street opened today! Apparently there were queues to get in. I'm a bit old for it but I'll probably still take a look next time I'm walking past.
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I heard that they are going to open a Liverpool FC shop in Dublin.
Dont no if its true but I hope so cause that would be good for Liverpool
fans like me.
Is this true guys.
Any information!!!!!!!!!!!
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