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Business closures around the county

  • 16-04-2012 6:06pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,290 ✭✭✭ hairyprincess


    The Harbour Store on the pier in Killybegs is closing after 16 years in business


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,474 ✭✭✭ Hootanany


    A bit off topic but the house beside McGinleys Garage anyone know what's happening with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,967 ✭✭✭✭ byte


    Which one?

    The one below McGinleys has a For Sale sign. The one above is part of the garage used as offices?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,282 ✭✭✭ Carrickman


    The Harbour Store on the pier in Killybegs is closing after 16 years in business

    that's a shock is this anything to do with rates as it is on the pier?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,290 ✭✭✭ hairyprincess


    byte wrote: »
    Which one?

    The one below McGinleys has a For Sale sign. The one above is part of the garage used as offices?

    The one on the pier. I don't know what other one you mean
    Carrickman wrote: »
    that's a shock is this anything to do with rates as it is on the pier?
    According to an article in the Democrat (available online), the Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food own the building and they have an upward only rent review policy :mad:


  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 43,701 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler


    I've started this new thread to keep things neat and tidy as a couple of the posts above were off topic in the "o2 closing down in Donegal" thread.

    Anyone who knows of any business recently closed or about to close can post the details here.

    Sadly it wont make for nice reading though.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,252 ✭✭✭ echo beach


    muffler wrote: »
    Anyone who knows of any business recently closed or about to close can post the details here.

    Sadly it wont make for nice reading though.

    This could turn into a very long thread. Every town and village in Donegal has vacant buildings and 'for let' signs.

    The Milford Inn is the most recent high profile closure but many small shops, pubs, hairdressers, etc are closing all the time. Usually only the owner and one or two staff are affected and they don't leave debts or lost deposits so they don't even get a mention.


  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 43,701 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler


    echo beach wrote: »
    This could turn into a very long thread.
    I really hope it doesn't for obvious reasons.

    However the thread may serve a purpose by pointing the politicians to it whenever they're on their soapbox claiming to have done this, that and the other for employment in the county.

    I'll stop. I feel the blood pressure rising :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,295 ✭✭✭✭ Mint Sauce


    muffler wrote: »
    I really hope it doesn't for obvious reasons.

    However the thread may serve a purpose by pointing the politicians to it whenever they're on their soapbox claiming to have done this, that and the other for employment in the county.

    I'll stop. I feel the blood pressure rising :mad:

    Plus the o2 thread was quite misleading in the end.

    <hides>

    ;)


  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 43,701 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler


    irish-stew wrote: »
    Plus the o2 thread was quite misleading in the end.

    <hides>

    ;)
    With all the talk about food I hadn't the heart to moderate it :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,474 ✭✭✭ Hootanany


    byte wrote: »
    Which one?

    The one below McGinleys has a For Sale sign. The one above is part of the garage used as offices?



    The one with the For Sale sign.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,742 ✭✭✭ Firblog


    Which McGinleys Garage... Donegal Town or Letterkenny?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,967 ✭✭✭✭ byte


    Firblog wrote: »
    Which McGinleys Garage... Donegal Town or Letterkenny?
    I had assumed Donegal town, though not sure. However, there is a house beside McGinleys with a For Sale sign alright.

    Have to admit, I've not looked much at it, didn't realise stuff was happening with it.

    While in the same neck of the woods (though admittedly OT, just doesn't warrant its own thread), that seated area on the roof of the new Tourist Info gaff with the fancy flowers, etc. - has it ever been open? I've not seen anyone sitting up there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,158 ✭✭✭ overshoot


    byte wrote: »
    While in the same neck of the woods (though admittedly OT, just doesn't warrant its own thread), that seated area on the roof of the new Tourist Info gaff with the fancy flowers, etc. - has it ever been open? I've not seen anyone sitting up there.
    its in a terrible place, there is nothing on that side of the road after Doms, the next thing is a dentist by the tech (mcginleys comes and goes!), and there is a big gap in the footpath to the gate too... any tourist who wants a view will have walked down the pier before they even realise its there. basically a case of looks pretty in plan but complete ignorance of context.... as in basic footfall
    im pretty sure i remember the gate being open from the road but looking at google street view its closed and the gate from the car park side up the steps is half open


  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 43,701 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler


    Firblog wrote: »
    Which McGinleys Garage... Donegal Town or Letterkenny?
    Im confused now myself. I thought it was Letterkenny.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,474 ✭✭✭ Hootanany


    No Donegal Town McGinleys.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,252 ✭✭✭ echo beach


    Back to the topic of closures, Classic Casuals on Letterkenny's main street is closed according to today's People's Press. The one in the shopping centre closed a while ago.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 76 ✭✭ electro-shocks


    Classic blinds which was beside glencar has now closed

    Posh dolly's I think it was a women's clothes shop or something like that on lower main street is also gone.

    Reynolds music shop seems to be closed quite a lot these days, don't think they have closed up shop yet tho.


  • Registered Users Posts: 319 ✭✭ TreasureBin


    Classic blinds which was beside glencar has now closed

    Posh dolly's I think it was a women's clothes shop or something like that on lower main street is also gone.

    Reynolds music shop seems to be closed quite a lot these days, don't think they have closed up shop yet tho.

    Posh Dolly's was a charity shop and disappeared around the same time that Donegal Pet Rescue opened a charity shop a few doors along. Three charity shops (inc. Deja Vu) within 100 metres would never have survived!

    Orion's health food store on Oliver Plunkett closed a few months ago and the Courtyard Centre has lost a few tenants this year - O'Donnells Pharmacy, Shoe Zone, Gadget Store (moved to Tesco centre) and upstairs Sara has amalgamated with downstairs Sara.
    And now Pat's Pizza has fallen by the wayside! :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,852 ✭✭✭ homer simpson


    Posh Dolly's was a charity shop and disappeared around the same time that Donegal Pet Rescue opened a charity shop a few doors along. Three charity shops (inc. Deja Vu) within 100 metres would never have survived!

    Orion's health food store on Oliver Plunkett closed a few months ago and the Courtyard Centre has lost a few tenants this year - O'Donnells Pharmacy, Shoe Zone, Gadget Store (moved to Tesco centre) and upstairs Sara has amalgamated with downstairs Sara.
    And now Pat's Pizza has fallen by the wayside! :(

    Is Pat's Pizza closed :eek: Please tell me no, best pizza around :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 213 ✭✭ GoldenGreen


    Is Pat's Pizza closed :eek: Please tell me no, best pizza around :(

    I am open to correction but I dont think Pat's Pizza is closed, I though it was closed too reading the Donegal News last night as the owners of Pats's were in the paper saying that another buniness has closed on the main street and something needs to be done about it, the bit did not mention what placed closed, and so left the impression that it was Pats that had closed, but inside the paper there was a bit about Classic Casuals closing down this week so that was the business that the owners of Pats were commenting on


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  • Registered Users Posts: 180 ✭✭ Vinegar Hill




  • Registered Users Posts: 589 ✭✭✭ danjo



    That's a real pity. I remember the TV program last year about Oatfield. They interviewed workers and former workers. They came across as one big family dedicated to their work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 319 ✭✭ TreasureBin


    I am open to correction but I dont think Pat's Pizza is closed, I though it was closed too reading the Donegal News last night as the owners of Pats's were in the paper saying that another buniness has closed on the main street and something needs to be done about it, the bit did not mention what placed closed, and so left the impression that it was Pats that had closed, but inside the paper there was a bit about Classic Casuals closing down this week so that was the business that the owners of Pats were commenting on


    That's where I got the impression they were closing - my apologies for giving Pat's fans heart failure!
    http://donegalnews.com/2012/04/26/combined-effort-needed-to-save-heart-of-cathedral-town


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,852 ✭✭✭ homer simpson


    That's where I got the impression they were closing - my apologies for giving Pat's fans heart failure!
    http://donegalnews.com/2012/04/26/combined-effort-needed-to-save-heart-of-cathedral-town


    Your not forgiven, that like saying the 4 lights is closing... blasphemous :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 319 ✭✭ TreasureBin


    :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,295 ✭✭✭✭ Mint Sauce


    Absolutly loved pats when I was living in Letterkenny. Even though its been a few years since I ate from it, would be devestated knowing it would never be there for me just in case.

    :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭ Harps


    Yeah had a minor heart attack when I read that, best pizza in the town easy!


  • Registered Users Posts: 42,735 ✭✭✭✭ K-9


    A shame to see Classic Casuals going, best menswear shop in the town for years, probably too much competition in the town now, a couple have closed now.

    Is Jack Jones still open? Walked past it a couple of weeks ago and it was shut.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,720 ✭✭✭ salonfire


    K-9 wrote: »
    A shame to see Classic Casuals going, best menswear shop in the town for years, probably too much competition in the town now, a couple have closed now.

    Is Jack Jones still open? Walked past it a couple of weeks ago and it was shut.


    Jack and Jones are closed too.

    Disappointing to see Classic Casuals going...I don't really like Evolve or River Island


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  • Registered Users Posts: 184 ✭✭ foggy


    Energise Gym at the New Dunnes has closed as well.


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