First Wetherspoons in the city centre to open its doors today

by Rachel Darcy

Wetherspoons are set to open their first pub in the city centre today, after the initial opening date in late June was postponed.

The Silver Penny pub on Lower Abbey Street will open it’s doors to customers for the first time at 3pm today, July 9th. There was a delay in the opening of the pub on it’s original opening day of June 21 due to a delay in the signing off of safety checks of the pub.

At the time, a Wetherspoons spokesperson said: “[The delay was] due to the fact that final safety checks have still to be signed off and then presented to the licensing board for their final approval.”

This is Wetherspoon’s first pub in the city centre, though the pub chain have several branches in other parts of Dublin, including the Forty Foot in Dun Laoghaire and The Old Borough in Swords.

The company has spent €4 million developing the outlet, on the site of a former bank and chapel, and will create 70 jobs with it’s opening.

The pub will be managed by Filip Mordak who previously worked at The Forty Foot. Manager Mordak said: “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into the pub and we are confident that it will be a great addition to the Dublin city centre community.”

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