Heritage group hopes to save Bewley's Cafe from closing

Heritage group hopes to save Bewley's Cafe from closing

A heritage group backed by the Lord Mayor of Dublin's working to save Bewley's Cafe from closing its doors permanently.

Earlier this month the owners announced it was shutting with the loss of 110 jobs - citing high rents and Covid-19.

But the National Conservation and Heritage Group says it's now looking at ways the Grafton Street coffee shop can reopen again.

Lord Mayor Tom Brabazon says a committee is being formed and discussions will be held on ways that can be done.

"This isn't the first time this has happened. I think it is in fact the third time, historically," he said.

"Damien Cassidy, one of the guys involved last time it was saved has been in touch with me and other interested parties to try and get a steering committee together to try and save this iconic venue."


More in this Section

Corporation tax revenues set to be bright spot in Covid-19 economic crisisCorporation tax revenues set to be bright spot in Covid-19 economic crisis

My job: The app that assists with social-distance socialisingMy job: The app that assists with social-distance socialising

EasyJet and Carnival to be knocked from Ftse-100 after Covid-19 hitsEasyJet and Carnival to be knocked from Ftse-100 after Covid-19 hits

Denis O'Brien's Digicel in Caribbean deal with French firm that controls EirDenis O'Brien's Digicel in Caribbean deal with French firm that controls Eir


Lifestyle

A slimmed-down Irish couple has written a bestselling cookery book featuring healthy versions of indulgent meals, says Clodagh Finn.The Daly Dish serves up healthy version of our favourite meals

David Brophy's new choir and a classic Ireland v Holland game feature among today's top tips.Thursday's TV Highlights: David Brophy's new choir and a classic Ireland v Holland game

More From The Irish Examiner