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When it comes to high-street stores, size matters

GRAFTON STREET and Henry Street are rapidly becoming two-tier markets for investors because of the lack of larger units on the streets. The dearth of large format ‘retail boxes’ measuring more than 10,000 square feet on our city’s prime pedestrianised thoroughfares has been acknowledged for some time. Modern retailers want, and are likely to continue to want, large format stores.

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Hamleys to open first stand-alone European store in Dundrum TC

Dundrum Town Centre, the prestigious 850,000 square feet shopping centre, 5 kilometres south of Dublin City Centre is to welcome Hamleys, the world’s most famous toy shop. The 250 year old toy retailer, famed for its magic, theatre and entertainment, is opening its first European stand alone store outside of its famous flagship shop in London’s Regent Street.

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New alliance with major Beijing property firm, HPEG

Beijing based ‘Heyday Property Enterprise Group’ (HPEG) have entered into a Property Alliance with Bannon, Ireland’s leading Retail Property Consultants.

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Multi-purpose building on Stillorgan Road/N11

‘Beech Park House’ Stillorgan, with a floor area of c 1,120 sq. ms / 12,055 sq. ft. and on a site area of 0.28 ha / 0.7 acre, has been brought to the market by Bannon. With access from the Stillorgan Road /N11 and situated between the St. John of God grounds and Galloping Green the property, until recently, was a convent for the Daughters of the Cross – who are remaining in the locality.

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New shopping scheme launched in Letterkenny, Donegal

Planning permission has just been granted for a €120 million mixed-use development on Port Road in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. The scheme will occupy a 10 acre site in the town, on the busiest road in the county. This road also forms the main arterial route in and out of the town centre.

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ALDI is the latest addition to €100M Drogheda Retail Park

The enormously successful Drogheda Retail Park, which is widely acknowledged as the best retail park in the north east of Ireland, is going to expand even further.

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One Portmarnock

Bannon Commercial is marketing a new retail development on the main street in Portmarnock. It will be called ‘ONE PORTMARNOCK’ and provide 4no. retail units ranging in size from 129 sq.m. to 863 sq.m. including 25 residential units. The development will take place on a green field site directly opposite the Golf Links Road.

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Two new fashion outlets open at the CHQ Building, Docklands

THE PINK ROOM AND KOHL TO OPEN IN DOCKLANDS. Two more fashion tenants have been confirmed for the recently opened chq building in Dublin’s Docklands. Women’s fashion store Kohl and shoe boutique The Pink Room are set to open their doors in April, bringing to fifteen the number of tenants in the chq building in Docklands.

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Warehouse takes last unit in South King Street

Agents Bannon have confirmed that they have struck a deal with Warehouse to take the last unit in Chartered Land’s retail scheme in South King Street, off Grafton Street in Dublin.