Making way for the Starbucks juggernaut

'The kiosk was very special, and our last day there was incredibly sad'

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
9th July, 2017
Brian Kenny previously ran the Ballsbridge kiosk Pic: Jim Byrne

It has been a bittersweet week for Brian Kenny of Silverskin Coffee Roasters.

Last Wednesday, when news broke that the coffee kiosk in Ballsbridge he had operated for almost five years had been sold to Starbucks, his Facebook page was flooded with compliments from former customers.

“It was a bit like logging on and reading about your own funeral,” he said. “It was lovely to hear from people again, and have them saying such nice...

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