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?
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?