Bank of Ireland looking to update Clanbrassil Street signage

BOI_Spon_logo[Ulster Rugby]Bank of Ireland are hoping to change their signage at their Clanbrassil Street branch in Dundalk.

The bank’s governor has applied to Louth County Council for permission to replace the existing sign with a new sign of 8sqm. They also hope to replace the existing banner signs with two new projecting banner signs of 0.9sqm each and one projecting banner sign of 0.35sqm all to the front of the bank at 78-81 Clanbrassil Street.

It is also hoped to replace two existing signs at the rear of the premises with new signs of 5.5sqm and 4sqm.

Louth County Council are due to decide on the matter on September 4th.

The Market Bar gets a facelift

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The Market Bar in Clanbrassil Street got a bit of a facelift yesterday with a new look front and covered outdoor seating section.

Since opening just before Christmas 2012, the tapas bar – run by the McGuinness family – has grown increasingly popular and their new look front certainly adds to its offering.

You can find out more about The Market Bar at www.themarketbar.ie

Witnesses sought to Dundalk assault

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Clanbrassil Street last week.

The incident happened just before midday on Tuesday last, close to the Clanbrassil Centre.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station at 042-9335577.

News & Deli customers can get refunds for Garth Brooks tickets at any Ticketmaster outlet

Some of the crowd who camped outside News & Deli for Garth Brooks tickets in January

Some of the crowd who camped outside News & Deli for Garth Brooks tickets in January

Refund details have been unveiled for those who purchased tickets to Garth Brooks.

Those who paid via card over the phone, online or via mobile will receive an automatic refund from Tuesday July 15th – although it may take 7-10 working days to reach your account.

Those who paid in cash at News & Deli in Dundalk can receive a refund by returning a form to any existing Ticketmaster ticket centre or by posting the form off. News & Deli is no longer an affiliated Ticketmaster retailer but locals can call into the new Ticketmaster outlet at Costcutter on Clanbrassil Street to start the refund process.

This option can take longer and may take 21 days to process.

Full details are available here.

Two Dundalk stores closing

544142_546592562030152_1925607413_nThere was bad news on the retail front in recent days as one shop closed and another announced its intention to.

Val-U-Centre, located at the former Jack & Jones and Vero Moda outlet on Clanbrassil Street, has now shut down.

The move is likely to be motivated by the decision of Dealz to open in the former National Irish Bank building in Earl Street later this summer.

Meanwhile, Heaven in the Marshes Shopping Centre also plans to shut its doors and is hosting a closing down sale at present. Everything is €15 and under, with the store not due to close for a couple of months yet.

Heaven has been in business for 10 years but the boutique’s online store www.vavavoom.ie will continue trading after the closure.

The Cycle Shop given the go ahead to be rebuilt

The scene at The Cycle Shop in December

The scene at The Cycle Shop in December

The Cycle Shop owner Eamonn Begley has been given the go ahead to rebuild his store on Clanbrassil Street.

The shop’s building at 48 Clanbrassil Street burnt to the ground in a blaze before Christmas.

Thankfully, Eamonn was able to fulfill much of his orders over the festive period and has since reopened just a few doors up for its former location at 46 Clanbrassil Street – the former Junior’s store.

Planning permission has been given to him to reconstruct the ground floor retail unit and the two two bed apartments above it that were destroyed in the blaze last December.

Hickock’s Absolutely Final Ride in The Spirit Store this Thursday

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A production of Hickock’s Absolutely Final Ride will take place in The Spirit Store this Thursday night at 9pm.

The show will feature a range of local actors including Dermot ‘Doc’ Lavery, Stephen Burns, Bernard Dunne, Tony Markey and Sharon Shields, with Anne King the pianist on the night.

Tickets are available from The Spirit Store, Midas in the Long Walk Shopping Centre, McAteer’s Food Hall in Clanbrassil Street or from www.spiritstore.ie with proceeds in aid of Down Syndrome.

Tickets cost €10 if bought in advance or €12 at the door on the night.

Investor buys three Dundalk offices for €5.5m

One of the offices at Finnabair

One of the offices at Finnabair Business Park on the Inner Relief Road

A private investor has bought three office investments at Finnabair Business Park on the Inner Relief Road in Dundalk in an off-market deal for about €5.5 million.

The buildings have an overall floor area of 8,500sq m (91,492sq ft) of which about 65 per cent is occupied, showing a yield of 11.8 per cent. Tenants include Teva Pharmaceuticals, Vesta, the OPW and Prometric. The income is €680,000.

JLL and REA Gunne Property in Clanbrassil Street were joint selling agents and Declan Bagnall of Bagnall Doyle MacMahon acted for the buyer.

Elmay Boutique’s opening offer continues

Inside Elmay Boutique

Inside Elmay Boutique

Elmay Boutique opened in the former Madame Kay premises at 30 Clanbrassil Street last Friday and their opening offer of 20% off runs until this Saturday.
Proprietor Laura Corry has thanked all the Dundalk people for their support in the last week and everyone is encouraged to pop in to see all that the store has to offer.
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Laura Corry Proprietor (centre) with her father photographer Peter Hughes and her mother Bernedette Hughes, former proprietor of Bonnie & Clyde Boutique, Clanbrassil Street at last week's opening of Elmay Boutique

Laura Corry Proprietor (centre) with her father photographer Peter Hughes and her mother Bernadette Hughes, former proprietor of Bonnie & Clyde Boutique, Clanbrassil Street at last week’s opening of Elmay Boutique

The display area on the first floor of Elmay Boutique

The display area on the first floor of Elmay Boutique

Laura Corry, proprietor of Elmay Boutique, with Siobhan Collins, sales assistant Elmay Boutique

Laura Corry, proprietor of Elmay Boutique, with Siobhan Collins, sales assistant Elmay Boutique