Fallon & Byrne to open next to U2's hotel
The building which was part of a development plan at U2's Clarence Hotel is to become a new store of restaurant and grocer Fallon & Byrne
Dollard House, a 100-year-old print works on Wellington Quay, will now be used to house a restaurant, a wine bar, a pub and a micro-brewery.
The property was bought by Bono and the Edge back in 2005 to facilitate a €150m revamp of the popular hotel.
The plan would have involved demolition of most of the interior of the hotel and adjoining buildings, keeping just their facades, and constructing a larger hotel around an atrium.
Dublin City Council gave the application the go-ahead but when the economic crisis hit in 2008, the scheme was dropped.
Last year the Clarence Partnership, which now includes Derek Quinlan and developer Paddy McKillen, applied to extend the duration of the permission but this was refused.
In the interim, the building has been used to house the Workman's Club, the Bison Bar and a photography gallery.
The council has now granted permission for the alternative development, which will take in the basement, the ground and the first floors of the building.
The first floor will house the restaurant overlooking the river with an open-air courtyard in the centre, shared with the pub.