Calls made for State to take control of Bewley's Cafe –

Calls have been made for the State to take over Bewley’s Cafe in Dublin to prevent it being threatened in the future.An announcement was made by management in May that the cafe was set to permanently close, citing the impact of the pandemic on trading and its €1.5 million annual rent.In a turn of events, it was announced last night that the cafe will reopen on a phased basis by August 27th.Chairman of the National Conservation and Heritage Group Damien Cassidy has called for the State to step in: “It’s time for the Government to step in and do what the North of Ireland have done for the Crown Bar.“I mean the Crown Bar is not an archaeological gem – Bewley’s building is. It simply… carries with it all of Irish history.”Bewley’s is arguably Dublin’s most famous coffee shop, dating back to 1927.The cafe has been shut since March 16th

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