Street of dreams

International brands are once again jostling for space on Dublin’s Grafton Street, still the capital’s best retail address.

15th August, 2015
Grafton Street's peak footfall is 45,000 people per hour. Picture: Feargal Ward

Dublin’s Grafton Street has experienced many booms and busts in its 400-year history and it did not emerge unscatched from the recession. Many tenants on the street were forced out by severe leases, and rents fell by more than half.

Now things are looking up on Ireland’s premier shopping street, with some upmarket tenants, a gradual climb in rents and more footfall on its new paving stones.

“The only reason we’re...

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