UK pub operator Wetherspoons look to Wexford
UK pub operator JD Wetherspoon is looking for a premises in Wexford town.
The company recently scouted out the Chocolate Bar, close to the Bullring, which is on the books at Kehoe and Associates for €525,000, but did not proceed with a deal.
'Yes, they did view the premises, but for a number of reasons it wasn't suitable,' said Colum Murphy, managing director of Kehoe and Associates.
JD Wetherspon opened its second pub in Ireland last month, creating 60 new jobs at the Forty Foot in Dun Laoghaire,
It spent €2.8m developing the outlet on the site of an existing bar, in The Pavilion Centre, Marine Road, overlooking Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
JD Wetherspoon opened its first pub in Ireland - the Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, Dublin, last July and is planning a major expansion throughout the country, with four more premises in Cork and Dublin due to open soon.