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Blanchardstown Centre - history of tenants

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  • Quite a while since this has been updated but I noticed today that Clarks shoes have closed their old unit and moved across the way to the unit where Adams and then Pumpkin Patch used to be. Also Shoe Zone is having a closing down sale.




  • miamee wrote: »
    Quite a while since this has been updated but I noticed today that Clarks shoes have closed their old unit and moved across the way to the unit where Adams and then Pumpkin Patch used to be. Also Shoe Zone is having a closing down sale.

    Sounds like they'll merge those two units then! Shoe zone shoes always looked cheap, the smell of the plastic from all the fake leather shoes was outputting.




  • Is it an actual closing down sale though? They quite often have clear out sales that make it look like they're closing.




  • Earlier this year there was an approved planning application to divide unit 204 (Quiz) into two.

    There was also a plan to change another one or two units (located around Shoe Zone) into two levels, adding a floor above them. I cannot find that planning application.




  • Is it an actual closing down sale though? They quite often have clear out sales that make it look like they're closing.

    I don't know to be honest, it said so in the shop but no closing dates or anything that I could see. It's not a shop I'd be in very often.


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  • ongarboy wrote: »
    Sounds like they'll merge those two units then! Shoe zone shoes always looked cheap, the smell of the plastic from all the fake leather shoes was outputting.

    Thorntons is between the two though.




  • miamee wrote: »
    Thorntons is between the two though.

    Thorntons is closing after Christmas too. Lady in there told me that a few months ago.




  • Thorntons is closing after Christmas too. Lady in there told me that a few months ago.

    Oh really? The one is Stephen's Green is closed a good while so it's not that surprising.




  • Simply Cleaning shut down Monday. Big sign in the window.




  • All the vacancies are down to massive rent hikes since US vulture fund, Blackstone, bought the place

    http://www.shelflife.ie/vulture-funds-pushing-rents-leading-shopping-centres/

    Expect half a dozen more corporations to move when all they've cleared out the small businesses.

    Happening everywhere. A couple places gone out of business beside me in Ashtown when rents were pushed up to make the units look as if they were highly profitable to vulture funds (most of them have never been rented out since they were built ten years ago because of the ridiculous rents).


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  • Simply Cleaning shut down Monday. Big sign in the window.

    What was this shop? Never heard of it before




  • What was this shop? Never heard of it before

    A Dry Cleaner's.




  • I don't think I'd traipse all the way into Blanchardstown shopping center to get some shirts dry cleaned.




  • The sign saying anyone who had stuff with them have to collect it from Simply Cleaning in Maynooth from what I gathered.... pretty crap on their side of things!




  • That'd been there for years, hadn't it? I remember being terrified of the key cutting mannequin thing they had as a kid!




  • That'd been there for years, hadn't it? I remember being terrified of the key cutting mannequin thing they had as a kid!

    Yes it's been there for a long while though it initially used to be downstairs where either Build A Bear or Arts & Hobby shop is. Or maybe that was a different dry cleaners?




  • miamee wrote: »
    Yes it's been there for a long while though it initially used to be downstairs where either Build A Bear or Arts & Hobby shop is. Or maybe that was a different dry cleaners?
    From my records (which could quite easily be inaccurate), Kay's Cafe was where Build a Bear was: http://www.blanchcentrehistory.com/tag/145/

    Art & Hobby replaced Lifestyle Sports: http://www.blanchcentrehistory.com/?s=hobby




  • daymobrew wrote: »
    From my records (which could quite easily be inaccurate), Kay's Cafe was where Build a Bear was: http://www.blanchcentrehistory.com/tag/145/

    Art & Hobby replaced Lifestyle Sports: http://www.blanchcentrehistory.com/?s=hobby

    You're right about Kay's Kitchen, my sister worked in it when it was on that side.

    Lifestyle Sports wasn't the original tenant in that spot as far as I remember but I could be going back 15+ years now...!




  • I think it was Simply Clean before Lifestyle, but Lifestyle definitely weren't the original tenant there.




  • Kay's was pretty big. I think it took most of that side there. Originally there was a tacky little clothes shop in the first unit, beside the toilets. The cleaners was next to it and then Kay's took up the build a bear and the pretzel place.


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  • Kay's was pretty big. I think it took most of that side there. Originally there was a tacky little clothes shop in the first unit, beside the toilets. The cleaners was next to it and then Kay's took up the build a bear and the pretzel place.

    Was just coming to say the exact same thing.




  • Is Ann Summers closing down? I was in a hurry through the centre today and I thought I saw 'Everything Must Go!!' signs in the windows.




  • DoozerT6 wrote: »
    Is Ann Summers closing down? I was in a hurry through the centre today and I thought I saw 'Everything Must Go!!' signs in the windows.

    Just looked like an end of season sale or something when I passed last night.

    The new Pair kiosk outside Tiger is closed down... not surprised tbh.

    Newbridge next to Ann Summers is closed - moving downstairs near Starbucks.




  • Sale signs down on Ann Summers - doesn't seem like it's closing tbf




  • Shoezone gone - replaced with EZ Living




  • Shoezone gone - replaced with EZ Living
    That's a rather small unit for furniture. Does it act as an advert for their larger unit over beside Halfords?




  • daymobrew wrote: »
    That's a rather small unit for furniture. Does it act as an advert for their larger unit over beside Halfords?

    They've done that a few times before, taken an empty unit for a short period and it acts like advertising for the bigger store. Management are probably happy to have one less boarded up unit for a while.




  • daymobrew wrote: »
    That's a rather small unit for furniture. Does it act as an advert for their larger unit over beside Halfords?

    Sorry it was EZ Living Accessories.




  • The new Pair kiosk outside Tiger is closed down... not surprised tbh.

    That kiosk unit is now gone outside Diesel/Tiger with the phone cover stall from outside H&M/Fields moving around there. Layout is much better imo


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  • What was the store on the other side of that pair mobile kiosk? Or was there one?


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