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Dunnes Stores opens upscale food hall at Ilac Centre


Hammerson and Irish Life, joint owners of the Ilac Centre, have announced that Dunnes Stores has opened its new, premium food hall in Dublin city’s Ilac Centre, bringing some of Ireland’s leading artisan food brands to the city centre.

The new 2,400 sq m (25,800 sq ft) food hall, located on the ground floor of the Ilac Central Mall near H&M and River Island, will offer Baxter & Greene’s freshly cooked stone-baked pizza and hot roast sandwiches, artisan cheeses from Sheridan’s Cheesemongers, health foods from Nourish, a premium Fishmonger and an array of other high-quality food options. In addition, Café Sol will deliver great tasting coffee and a selection of pastries to have in store or take-away. For customers wanting to add to their garden, Diarmuid Gavin’s Outdoor Spaces has a wide selection of house plants, trees, pots and gardening tools.

The hall will be open seven days a week, 8.30am to 8pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and until 9pm on Thursday.  On Sunday it will be open from 10am until 7pm.

Simon Betty, Hammerson Director of Retail Ireland, said: “This is the latest step in our ongoing plans to enhance the dining and leisure experience at the Ilac Centre, as we continue to deliver new and exciting brand openings for our customers to enjoy.  We’ve seen the success of Dunnes’ food halls all around the country, so we are pleased to showcase their best-in-class produce which will be the perfect fit for this popular destination.”

The new Dunnes Stores food hall follows the recent announcement of a major renovation of the Ilac Central Square which will deliver three new restaurants, a café, a new 3,000 sq ft retail unit and other significant enhancements.  The project will also reconfigure the unit at the Coles Lane entrance to facilitate late-night trading as well as new planting and paintwork around the lane.