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Fallon & Byrne gets green light for flagship store expansion


The Exchequer Street outlet

The Exchequer Street outlet

The Exchequer Street outlet

Restaurant group Fallon & Byrne has secured planning permission for a major extension at its flagship store in Dublin.

This follows An Bord Pleanala giving the go-ahead for the extension across three floors at the company's Exchequer Street outlet, including a new outdoor terrace on the second floor.

Consultants for Fallon & Byrne told Dublin City Council that the business required increased space to further develop and prosper.

The plan had stalled after the owners of the adjoining block, Burlington Real Estate Ltd, had lodged an appeal against the Dublin City Council decision giving the project the go-ahead last September.

The An Bord Pleanala decision - one month ahead of schedule - comes weeks after the shock closure of Fallon & Byrne's loss-making Rathmines outlet which was the biggest of the group's three outlets at almost 10,000sq feet.


In their appeal, Burlington Real Estate Ltd raised concerns regarding the impacts of the Fallon & Byrne proposal on the adjacent office building in terms of overlooking, noise and disturbance.

The owners of the Central Hotel Chambers Building had proposed measures to ensure that their building would not be adversely impacted by the Fallon & Byrne extension.

This included awning to be installed on and over the west side of the first-floor terrace in order to protect the privacy of the Central Hotel Chambers office building.

In a planning issue that was resolved amicably between the two parties, a letter on behalf of Fallon & Byrne to the appeals board stated that it fully supported the awning proposal.

The letter stated that Fallon & Byrne is willing to undertake and carry out the works set out in the grounds of appeal.

The letter stated that Fallon & Byrne has no issue with the objection letter and request that the matter be dealt with as swiftly as possible.

The appeal was lodged on October 17 last.