'Time for the Govt to step in' and take over Bewley's, says conservation group – Irish Examiner

The State should take over Bewley’s cafe in Dublin, according to a national conservation group.

Management at the coffee shop in Grafton Street announced it would re-open by August 27, despite saying in May it would not be reopening due to a dispute over rent arrears with the landlord.

In a statement yesterday, the company said original staff would be used when they welcome back customers.

Col Campbell of Bewley’s said: “We’re conscious of the role that Bewley’s plays in the hearts of visitors and Dubliners and we’re delighted once again to play our part in bringing Dublin’s city centre back to life.

“We’re thrilled that the team who made Bewley’s such a wonderful place, will once again bring the Bewley’s experience alive with customers, albeit on a phased basis initially.”

It is understood they will open to serve coffee takeaway only and from the bakery also, while other areas

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