I am really pleased to see that Dunnes Stores has lodged an application for planning permission to add new (internally-illuminated) signage and air conditioning to the former Playwright pub, on Newtownpark Avenue, in Blackrock.
After the closure of the Playwright pub, and after a time as a TGI Friday’s restaurant, it was a real shame to see this valuable and prime site fall vacant. It has now been seven years since there was any retail activity here, something that has not been helpful to the local economy or people living in the area. Although it has been greatly improved in recent years, it is not pleasant to see such a large, vacant site, on a busy road in Blackrock.
This follows planning permission that was granted in 2014 to replace the thatched roof with slate.
You can read the full application on the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Planning web site.
Read TheJournal.ie article here.