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Neil Bannon on Retail Recovery

One of the recommendations in our recent report on City Centre retail for Dublin City Council was to improve connectivity between the Retail Core and the Office and Cultural hubs within the City making it easier for City workers and tourists to connect to the shopping areas. Delighted to see the works taking place on […]

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Neil Bannon on the Retail Sector

Dublin Town reporting footfall in the City Centre at 87% of 2019 levels last Saturday, given the lack of Tourists that’s a very encouraging recovery. It will be interesting to see which retailers benefit most from the return of the consumer.

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Retail giants poised to land in Dublin

Retail Giants Poised to Land in Dublin. Neil Bannon commented that “retailers should fill the street by the first half of 2022. We will see Grafton Street pivot away from a UK-dominated high street mix to a more international mix”. Full article available in The Sunday Times.

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Bannon Shopping Centre Portfolio – Footfall (2019, 2020, 2021)

In a normal year we welcome in excess of 100 million people into Bannon managed shopping centres. As is evident from the chart below the last 12 months have been very different. That said we remain hopeful that the end is now in sight and we look forward to seeing the portfolio back to full […]

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After the pandemic: in Dublin’s bare city

  After the pandemic: in Dublin’s bare city. Our streets must be reimagined to entice visitors rather than cater to workers. Bannon advises on this in The Sunday Times.

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Bannon Consultancy Retail Pulse 2020 – A Rollercoaster Year

  We are delighted to share our latest Consultancy Retail Pulse for 1st March 2021. Should you wish to discuss any retail market or property queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Neil Bannon on the Retail Sector

The dramatic improvement in the balance sheets of Irish Consumers in the last decade is astounding, savings are up 35% and debt is down 33%, a €70bn nett turnaround. The potential for a positive impact on the retail sector post reopening is clear, the question is where will the money be spent. We are modelling […]

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Blanchardstown Centre primes food offering for post-Covid shopping spree

With the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines now under way, the owners of Blanchardstown Centre are gearing up for the return of significant numbers of shoppers to its stores, with three additions to the west Dublin outlet’s food and beverage line-up. Having played host in 2018 to US donut giant Krispy Kreme’s most-successful opening globally, Blanchardstown has added […]

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Retail in Dublin City Centre 1790-1990

Are you interested in the history of some of Dublin’s past and present retailers? Well, the Central Library are hosting a new series by Dublin City Council Historian in Residence Dr Mary Muldowney which takes a look at retail streets like Henry Street and how they have changed over the last 100 years or so. The series features […]

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Harry Corry is now open in Cavan Retail Park

Despite the challenges facing the north-east this year due to impending Brexit and stricter lockdowns than their counterparts on either side of the border, it’s great to have some positive news and see Harry Corry open their latest store in Cavan Retail Park. Harry Corry are an international retailer specialising in home furnishings and this […]