Starbucks is opening a second Rathmines outlet - 200m from the existing one

The company is continuing its aggressive expansion in the capital...

Starbucks is opening a second Rathmines outlet - 200m from the existing one

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Starbucks is set to open its second store in Rathmines, Dublin 6 - 200m south of the existing store on Rathmines' main street.

Savills has completed the letting of a unit which comprises of ground floor café unit of 100sq m (1,076sq ft) which was on the market with a quoted rent of €55,000 per year.

The new outlet will be located at the junction of Rathmines Road Upper and Rathgar Road - around the corner from Tesco Rathmines.

The US chain is said to have begun fitting out the store.

Starbucks locations in central and south-central Dublin

Stephen McCarthy of Savills handled the letting, he said that there was strong interest in the property and that it reflects demand for food locations in the capital.

Dury St

A number of people have objected to the opening of Dublin's latest Starbucks on Drury Street in the city centre.

Councillor Mannix Flynn is among those who have raised concerns about the southside outlet, he objects to both the signage, and the spaces change of use. It was previously occupied by an independent men's clothes retailer which also operated a small cafe.

Mr Flynn has said that there should have been a period of consultation between locals before the opening of the cafe was approved.

Once Dublin City Council (DCC) receives such a complaint it is required to examine the concerns that have been raised.

"Dublin City Council can confirm that this operation is under investigation following complaints received about signage and change of use of the building," the DCC confirmed in a statement.