By Yvonne Reddin
A SMALL village shop in Killiney which closed after decades of trading has been given a new lease of life.
Killiney Stores closed its doors in 2018 having been in the Clarke family since 1963. Tom and Rosaline Clarke took on the shop formerly known as Bayview Stores while bringing up their family.
The one-stop-shop stocked all sorts of essentials – and many well-known personalities dropped by over the years including Jim Kerr, Neil Young, Joe Elliott, Cillian Murphy and many more.
The shop was the heart of Killiney for many years and locals are delighted to see it open its doors once again as Eleven Deli.
Barry and Shelley Hargadon opened an Eleven Deli three years ago in Greystonegs with a goal of producing fresh, wholesome, delicious sandwiches, soups, salads and hot meals.
Barry told Dublin Gazette: “The reason for opening a second shop in Killiney is because we feel it would suit the area and fit well into the old Killiney stores. I actually grew up in Glenageary so I know the area well and my family all live close by.”
He continued: “Everyone is obviously at home a lot more now so local shops in residential areas have become more important than ever to the surroundings.
“We would love to provide all the people living close to Killiney with great sambos and coffee as well as a selection of some of our favourite products from our Greystones shop.
“Killiney Stores is much smaller than Greystones, but we will still have a great selection of foods as well as the daily newspapers.”
Barry and Shelley opened up the deli in the Greystones area – which has stayed open through the pandemic – as they both loved the coastal town and were moving to Ashford.
Eleven Deli make all its own salads, sauces and cooks the meats and homemade meals.
Barry and Shelley have had incredible support from their customers in Greystones and hope to build a loyal customer base in their new store.
They hope the locals from Killiney will be as excited with the new addition to their chic village.