Wetherspoon buys its fifth pub in city

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JD Wetherspoon has purchased a bar and restaurant in Dublin City Centre. HQ Bar and Restaurant at Hanover Quay, Grand Central Square was bought for an undisclosed sum.

The company has not decided whether to open the pub immediately or to redevelop the site, subject to planning permission.

Wetherspoon chairman, Tim Martin, said: “It is an excellent property in a superb location and we are confident it will enjoy great success.”

an excellent property in a superb location

The pub operator opened The Silver Penny during the summer and is in the middle of developing a pub and 89 bedroom hotel which is set to open in 2020.

The Silver Penny is on the site of a former chapel on Lower Abbey St and the company has spent €4 million developing it.

The company has four other pubs: The Three Tun Tavern in Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock; The Forty Foot in The Pavilion Centre, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire; The Great Wood at Westend Shopping Park, Blanchardstown and The Old Borough in Main Street, Swords.

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