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    • #705958
      Paul Clerkin

      Was wondering down Strand Street Great on saturday morning – there are some very nice 19thc commercial premises down there in very poor condition… screaming “buy me, redevelop me and live in me”….

      but there is this….

      no idea what it was built as or by whom…. interesting use of wooden shingles between the strip windows….

      for those who don’t know where this is… it is between Abbey Street Upper and Ormond Quay Lower

      any ideas……

    • #724037
      Rory W

      Having followed the various goings on around Strand Street for a number of years, I feel that this street along with the Lotts and general area coulds be on the cusp of an organically (i.e. non tax break funded) renewal – could be a very interesting place.

      Has anyone noticed the new bars opening up on middle abbey street – not mojos urgh – there is some kind of Spanish Bar (called “Tapas Bar” not sure if they do Tapas there though – which I’ve been told is pretty cool) and another place whose name escapes me in the old “Chapters Music” shop that looks kind of funky. Is this the first sign of Luas/Spire driven Gentrification in the city centre?

    • #724038

      the bar is called ‘traffic’
      and the tapas bar does do tapas from what I’m told.
      nice steel and glass entrance to an office/studio up at the gt strand st/capel st intersection too.

    • #724039

      As far as I know that was built as a wholesale clothing warehouse. It was initially for lease around 1997 and has been changing use since. Similar to the redbrick buildings around Kimmage – the shingles are odd though. Could the owner have lived in the Russian Village in Co. Wicklow?

    • #724040
      Rory W

      Mmmm Tapas

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