Owner of historic Dublin café pens emotional letter to welcome back customers – Irish Post

ONE OF Dublin’s landmark businesses has reopened after being saved from permanent closure.

In May, Bewley’s Café on Grafton street announced that it would be closing its doors for good, with the loss of 110 jobs.

After being forced to close temporarily in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the lack of business over two months meant the café could not afford the annual €1.5 million lease on the building.

However the dispute with the landlord, property developer Johnny Logan’s Ronan Group Real Estate, has been settled, and Bewley’s confirmed they would pay all the rent owed, including arrears, in order to allow the historic café to continue serving customers.

Yesterday, Bewley’s Café served its first customers in five months, with 22 staff members working on the first floor as part of the first phase of the staggered reopening.

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We’re delighted to reopen our doors and

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