[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Pub chain Wetherspoons are set to continue their Irish expansion, announcing plans this week to open a second city centre pub.
The low-cost chain revealed plans to open a new pub at Lower Abbey Street in 2019, beginning development work on the new venture last Monday.
Expected to create 75 jobs, the new pub will be called The Silver Penny, with €4 million being invested into the new pub by the British company.
It’s the third Wetherspoon pub currently in development in Ireland, with the brand also currently working on a new pub/hotel venture on Camden Street, and a pub in Carlow.
The development of the pub will involve the restoration of an ‘Italianate-style former bank’, designed by architect Isaac Farrell and originally opened in 1839.
According to details revealed by Wetherspoons, the scheme will feature two bars, with the main bar at ground floor level, serving an impressive two-storey space surrounded by a first-floor gallery, with a large roof light.
A second, more intimate, bar will be situated in a former banqueting room upstairs.
Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said: “We have enjoyed great success with our existing five pubs in the Republic of Ireland and are pleased that we now have three new sites in development.
“We will continue to look for other sites.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]