Bewley’s reopens on Grafton Street with reduced seat capacity – The Irish Times

Bewley’s cafe on Grafton Street in Dublin has reopened after announcing it was to permanently close earlier this year.

The cafe was opened to customers again on Thursday morning and is initially offering table service and a limited menu.

Paddy Campbell, artist and owner of Bewley’s cafe, said “we’re really happy to be back open again” despite operating at less than a fifth of its capacity.

“We have to be conscious of Covid so we can only let in so many people at a time, we have the capacity for 400 people in this building,” he said.

“At the moment we can only let in 50 so we have one-fifth of our capacity. That’s not an easy burden to carry but we believe that the values are very important, that Bewley’s is a legacy, Bewley’s is something that we have a commitment to keep going and we hope that the

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