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Former American Apparel shop on Grafton Street gets revamp

Owner Irish Life is carrying out a number of structural changes to the former American Apparel store near the bottom of Dublin’s Grafton Street before it can be re-let. The US chain ceased trading at the start of this year.

The changes under way in the former bank building are designed to reduce the impact of three pillars close to the front of the shop and improve accessibility on the ground floor, which extends to 209 sq.m (2,250 sq.ft). The five-storey, over-basement building has an overall floor area of 836 sq.m (9,000 sq.ft) and scope to trade on three levels.

James Quinlan of agent Bannon is quoting a rent of €550,000 for the store, which is located along one of the busiest stretches of Grafton Street.

Irish Times