Tesco to open in Temple Bar

richie268

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Apparently plans are afoot to open a Tesco store in Temple Bar where the ESB offices are.
I wonder will Aldi or the like move into the EBS Westmorland st and decimate the rents in Grafton St.
About time if you ask me.
 
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How would Aldi (a discount grocery store) moving into Westmoreland Street decimate the rents on Grafton Street - where the stores are department stores, mobile phone outlets and clothing, footwear and jewellery shops, newsagents and fastfood joints?
 

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Aldi can sell anything it wants anyway it wants .
I bought a computer a laptop (amd processors)( better than the other in my opinion ) a television and among other things a mobile phone from Aldi no problems at all .
I am sure they can manage to source a few pairs of shoes some lippy newspapers and make a few burgers However I can not see them selling gold as buying it is their business.
TRUST ME!
 

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Aldi can sell anything it wants anyway it wants .
I bought a computer a laptop (amd processors)( better than the other in my opinion ) a television and among other things a mobile phone from Aldi no problems at all .
I am sure they can manage to source a few pairs of shoes some lippy newspapers and make a few burgers However I can not see them selling gold as buying it is their business.
TRUST ME!
Aldi sell one-offs on weekly specials. They will not affect Grafton Street rents in the slightest. What will drive them down is long-established businesses closing or threatening to close due to the high rents. Landlords will negotiate new rents rather than have units lie idle for too long.

Carluccios restaurant off Grafton St is a case in point. They shut for a week after a rent dispute with their landords and reopened after the rent was dopped.

And why would people shop in a city centre Aldi when most communities have two or three on their doorsteps?
 

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You make my point! quote (Landlords will negotiate new rents rather than have units lie idle for too long)
And again! quote (Carluccios restaurant off Grafton St is a case in point. They shut for a week after a rent dispute with their landords and reopened after the rent was dopped)
And you may not think this but people live in the city also and need shops near their door steps, quote (And why would people shop in a city centre Aldi when most communities have two or three on their doorsteps?)
Apart from Grafton street if it does happen all spar shops and centras could find themselves in trouble!
 

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I hope they invest in it and make it a half decent store. The Tesco Express in Ringsend is lousy and forget about Tesco Sandymount. Both are so limited in stock. Anytime I visit either I always leave without my full shop and have to go elsewhere. :mad:
 

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Local publicans are not happy for obvious reasons.
But the way I look at it,it was them that made it the Brit Strip and who ever thought Irish people would be buying Irish stew in a tin from a Tesco in Fleet st.
Interesting times ahead .
 
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God bless the publicans for standing up for the little guy and objecting to the Off licence on purely humanitarian grounds. Not protecting their vested interests at all like...

Moved to the Dub forum now things are a little firmer.
 

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It reminds me of the time that we had a health committee made up of publicans who told us that Michael McDowell's cafe bar culture would lead to excessive drinking. Not biased at all.

If I lived in Temple Bar I would welcome this idea rather than having to get groceries locally at exorbitant proces from Spar/Centra and the likes.
 

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It will only be a Tesco Express anyway - not a full blown Tesco.
 

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Best go back to the old days where the only offies in town were Sean O'Caseys on Marlboro street and Whelans!!! So it's ok to have the worst pubs in Ireland with the most expesive and worst Guinness on earth playing the cheesiest Oirish sheeite all over Temple bar to drag in gullible tourists for a good fleeceing, but God forbid we have a small convenience supermarket for residents and workers in the area that might actually give value for money.

Was there the same opposition to Super Valu who technically sort of opened in Temple Bar a few years ago??? I wonder if it was a Dunnes or a Superquinn select would anyone care?
 


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