Market Bar landlord objects to tenant’s proposed expansion

Mercroft Taverns, which operates the Dublin bar, is seeking permission to open a ‘tasting room’ in a new space backing onto the current premises

Market Bar: Mark Conan, a property investor and owner of the Market Bar’s premises, appealed to the council to block the 26 square metre expansion of the venue

The landlord of the Market Bar in Dublin city centre has objected to a proposed expansion on the grounds that it would turn the popular venue into a “super-pub”.

In September, Mercroft Taverns Limited, which operates the bar on Fade Street and the adjacent Chelsea Drugstore on South Great George’s Street, sought permission from Dublin City Council to open a new “tasting room” in the venue.

The room, which would have space for ten people, ...