The Irish Coffee House in Dublin’s Docklands district has been on the market for over a year, and now it’s being snapped up by an investor.
The building at the corner of East Quay and High Street was originally owned by the same company that owned the Coffee House across the road in Dublin.
It had been up for sale for years and finally, in February, a new buyer bought the building.
The Irish Coffee Shop will remain open, but it will be completely renovated to cater for the demands of an online business, said Sean O’Sullivan, founder of O’Connor Investments.
The company behind the Coffee Shop has now opened up a new website that allows for investors to apply for the new building.
“This was a dream come true for us and we are excited to see the new owner and staff make the changes necessary to take this great property to a new level,” O’Connell said.
The property has been open since 1873, but has been sold for just over a century and is now undergoing renovations.
O’Connell and his partners bought the property in January and have already started renovating it.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be the new owners of the building,” O ‘Connell said, “and we look forward to continuing to support the building and the Irish Coffee Society as we work to turn it into the home of our future coffee bar.”