29 thoughts on “Ah Here

  1. Panty Christ

    Sold to a vulture fund, plans to sub divide floor space into 6 studio apartments and hand over to REIT

  2. Vote Rep #1

    I’d say its not gone, just the current leaseholders have had to go. What say we for another starbucks?

  3. edalicious

    Please god don’t let it be Starbucks. They bought the Kiosk in Ballsbridge, I believe, which is only about a hundred yards from their nearest store.

    1. martco

      didn’t you know one of their strategies is to establish a pair of outlets when the situation permits one for each side of the street

      1. edalicious

        They had another one another hundred yards up Baggot street, where Boojum is now, but that one didn’t last very long.

      2. Custo

        One of my favourite things to do in Dublin is to sit in starbucks on westmoreland St and gaze out the window at another starbucks.

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          …thinking “I know what I’ll do now. I’ll go over to the other one and order a venti frappucino and gaze back at this Starbucks for the rest of the afternoon”.

  4. Milo

    Poor guy, sounds like he is a victim. I wonder if it HAD to close as he says. That sounds like evil city hall etc. Maybe “I chose to sell the kiosk for loads of money so g’luck” might have been more accurate, and a happier ending.

    1. A snowflake's chance in hell

      Yer an awful one for the sneering and looking down your nose at independent commenters

      … but of course you’re dead right

      I did go to this place a few times, it was a kip, freezing cold, and poor selection of stuff

      it didn’t stay current with the times and meet the demands of today’s discerning customers

      business fails, why is this even news?

      It’s amazing as well how many complete and utter t6ssers are slandering starbucks on this thread when it has no connection to them at all

  5. martco

    mmm. I think the Butler brothers own this also so my money is on Starbucks petrol station espresso muck & if so I won’t be darkening it’s lovely door ever again

    support your small proper coffee shops!

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I’m a big fan of Coffee Angel.

      It’s very expensive to buy their coffee, though. It’s around €9 for 250g: I buy dark coffee beans in IKEA for home––it’s only €4.50 for half a kilo and it’s lovely.

    2. Dhaughton99

      Independent coffee shops are just a way to spend your inheritance early. Same with donuts shops and ironic pop up Xmas jumper shops on South William st.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        When you actually look at who wears them, you realise that those ironic christmas jumpers aren’t ironic at all. More like moronic, wha?

  6. Ian

    I was in there the day before they closed. The lad who was working with Ned said that after the Starbucks on Leeson Street opened a short distance away, their business declined to the point where they had to close.

    1. pedeyw

      That’s Starbucks’ business strategy. They’ll operate a load of locations at a loss till they close down smaller businesses then close their loss making ones. I have no time for them. It helps that their coffee is both overpriced and not very good.

  7. Formerly Known As @ireland.com

    Melbourne beat Starbucks by having much better coffee. Lots of hipsters and not so many Americans helped, too.

  8. AFoxIndeed

    any time I went in there were flies everywhere… almost more surprised Health and Safety didn’t shut it down before they closed… still great location and hopefully not a starbucks… or costa… or anything coffee related.

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