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‘The café doesn’t belong to anybody, it belongs to Dublin. The people know that’

Bewley’s looks like it has served its last cuppa, as a rent raise and social distancing mitigate against another rescue act

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
10th May, 2020
You won’t find it in the law book, but ripping Bewley’s out of Grafton Street is a crime against Dublin. The people know that,”

A Grafton Street without a Bewley’s. It’s a thought that doesn’t sit well with Dubliners.

In the 1990s, Bobby Kerr spent eight of the best years of his career running the Grafton Street café for its owner Paddy Campbell. He remembers a business overseen by fantastic people with absolute fondness, but said changing times had caught up with the Dublin institution.

“I really struggled looking at it over...

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