Pub operator JD Wetherspoon has purchased an office building in the heart of Dublin.
The company paid a cool €9 million for the building in Aston Quay, close to Temple Bar, and is looking to spend another €4 million on developing the site. The finished pub would be set over three floors and have a large roof terrace.
At present the company has seven pubs in the Republic of Ireland and is to open Keavan’s Port in Dublin city centre as soon as Covid-19 restrictions allow.
Keavan’s port is a €33 million project, featuring a pub and 89-bedroom hotel.
Wetherspoon is also set to start development work at another site in Dublin, The South Strand, Hanover Quay.
Wetherspoon founder and chairman Tim Martin, said: “ We have enjoyed great success in the Republic of Ireland and are continually on the lookout for new sites.
“We are delighted to have purchased the site in Aston Quay. The investment highlights our commitment to Dublin.”