The historic Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street is finally reopening today after being closed for three months.
The Dublin landmark shut its doors for what appeared to be the last time in May amid the coronavirus lockdown with the icon building’s €1.5 million rent bill being blamed for the closure.
The closure saw the loss of more than 100 jobs but it was revealed last month in a letter to landlords the Ronan Group that the restaurant had raised money to pay rent.
Owner Paddy Campbell decided to reopen the cafe after reflecting on “what’s precious in life” during lockdown, Dublin Live reports.
He said: “I’m 78-years-old, born and bred in inner-city Dublin.
“I’ve lived through many recessions and recoveries and seen Ireland grow and change, for the good and for the not-so-good.
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