A Cork city retail investment up for sale on St Patrick’s Street is topped and tailed by two interesting features – it has a limestone drinking stone trough for dogs, done by renowned sculptor Seamus Murphy down at street or paw level, while overhead it now has planning secured for a three-bedroomed apartment, with River Lee and bridge views.
The arrival of a US-based IT/digital-based international marketing company to high-spec offices within a 200-year old Cork city centre Georgian building — and one which had had lain idle for over a decade — speaks volumes for the street’s renewal, and changing tecchie tenant profile.
NAMED after the fictional Elven location Rivendell, in several of the creative works of JRR Tolkien, including The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, is this entirely down to earth, well-built and solidly anchored family home, in Cork harbour’s Crosshaven.
THE quiet market sale of a €30m-plus residential development, totalling 165 apartments in Cork’s Ballincollig, is likely to see a continuation of overseas buyers and funds now looking for multi-family investments of scale, outside of the Dublin market.
A LONG-established, family-run pub between two of Cork city’s suburban sporting heartlands, rugby at Musgrave Park and soccer at Turner’s Cross stadium, has another claim to fame – it is the closest licensed premises to the grave of Fr Theobald Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance.
A ready-to-build residential site within a few minutes walk of EMC/Dell in Cork’s Killumney and three miles from Ballincollig has come to market, where average cost per ‘stand’ to build on is running at €55,000. It equates to €563,000 per acre.
AFTER an entrepreneurial career spanning 66 years, businessman Michael Bowes has decided to retire from his current employment, heading up the Fernhill Hotel, on the edge of Carrigaline and 100 metres from where the new N28 road to Ringaskiddy is set to run.
There’s a sort of musical chairs series of moves afoot at several of Munster’s TV, audio and white goods retailers this month. As one Cork city centre retailer prepares to move to an edge-of town spot for a larger footprint in coming weeks, the first out of the traps to officially confirm a relocation is the well-known and long-established Soundstore.
Finishing touches, and staff training among a multi-national barista workforce were in full swing on Cork’s rejuvenating Maylor Street yesterday in the run-up to the opening of a sizeable new cafe/coffee shop, Warren Allen Coffee, set to employ up to 15 when it officially opens its doors next Monday.