Here’s a slick addition to the streetscape.
A dreary, unused corner on Brian Boru Street has been transformed into a unique shop and café space, ideally placed to serve commuters travelling to and from the train station.
Planning permission for the project was granted in May last year, with a small triangular building attached to Clyde House receiving a sympathetic overhaul in recent months.
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The building is positioned on Clyde Cutting, a curved lane that was once a railway line connecting Kent Station to Cork Albert Quay railway station.
Now completed, the as-yet unoccupied space features exposed brick and a picture window looking towards St Patrick’s Quay.
With the Mary Elmes Bridge now open, Cork’s post-lockdown recovery will see the continued regeneration of this part of the city.
The new Thompson Microbrewery, Bar and Restaurant is expected to be open soon on the corner unit of Thompson House at the junction with York Street. Across the street, Trigon Hotels Ltd. is planning to add up to 400 extra bedrooms as part of a refurbishment of The Metropole Hotel and another planning application has been lodged to turn a clinic into a ground-floor café at No 59 MacCurtain Street.
Meanwhile, work continues on a new ‘micro-sleeper’ hotel at The Windsor Hotel site. The new hotel will boast a ground floor bar and courtyard as well as one of the most convenient locations in the city for nightlife – Cask is a stone’s throw away, while The Glass Curtain restaurant and heritage pubs The Cork Arms and Dan Lowery’s are just a few doors up.