THINGS ARE looking up in 2021 with Krispy Kreme set to open a second outlet in Dublin.
With an array of Covid-19 vaccines on the way and life predicted to return to normal by late Spring, there’s now another reason to celebrate the coming year.
The iconic doughnut chain has secured a unit at Central Plaza on Dame Street in the Irish capital.
Krispy Kreme will be taking over the premises previously occupied by the Central Bank Headquarters.
Sweet treat lovers don’t have long to wait for the new Krispy Kreme outlet either, with the shop set to open early next year.
The large store will open out onto Dame Street and he pedestrian walkway that links it to Temple Bar.
It will open once work on the Central Plaza project which is being completed by the Hines and the Peterson Group.
The opening of the new Krispy Kreme follows on from the success enjoyed at the chain’s initial Dublin outlet in Blanchardstown.
Doughnut lovers queued around the clock to get their hands on one of the company’s trademark pastry treats.
Brian Moran, senior managing director of Hines, has expressed his delight at the imminent arrival of Krispy Kreme at the central Dublin location.
"Krispy Kreme will bring an exciting and beloved retail experience to a whole new customer base and will be perfectly located in the heart of Dublin,” he said.
"With the Central Plaza project now nearing completion, we’re looking forward to seeing Krispy Kreme serving up its iconic doughnuts to a very expectant customer audience here in the city centre very soon indeed," he said.
Peter Lynn, Director with Hines Real Estate Ireland Ltd also spoke of his excitement for the future of Central Plaza with several commercial tennants always inal Plaza, with some of the new commercial tenants already in situ.
"While some office tenants are already occupying the upper floors in our buildings on College Green, the next phase of incoming tenants who include WeWork, Bujo, Las Iguanas, Ginos and now Krispy Kreme are all due to start fitting out in early 2021.
"This is going to see a major influx of new people coming to work, eat and play in this wonderful complex, in what will undoubtedly be a major addition to the city centre.
"We hope to have further exciting announcements in respect of additional tenant activity and developments in the weeks and months ahead," he said.