A new food market in Dublin is on the cards, as the CHQ building is set to undergo extensive redevelopment. The redevelopment would see the entire ground floor transformed, housing 30 market units selling a huge variety of food and drink.
It looks like this place would be perfect for summer, with an outdoor area, a restaurant, an event space and event an exhibition. Imagine having a couple of pints with your friends and some delicious dishes from the food stalls in the sun. Sounds fantastic!
The owners of CHQ, former Coca-Cola chief Neville Isdell and his stepbrother Mervyn Greene, have already applied for planning permission from Dublin City Council. If it’s approved then a five-storey building will also be erected, spanning a whopping 40,000 sq ft and including office space.
A new entrance will be created from George’s Dock and alcohol will be sold. It’s not clear yet what will happen to the Dogpatch Labs office but we assume that it will be moved to somewhere different as the application involves the installation of a winter garden on a part of that site.
We’re looking forward to seeing what happens with the application. It would be fantastic to have a new food market in the city where you can mix and match different cuisines so that everybody’s happy.