On a more positive note (Mondays.. sheesh), RTE, UTV, the Irish Times and others all report that negotiations on the Bewley’s Oriental Café premises in Grafton Street are at an “advanced stage” with emerging lead contenders the partners in the Cafe Bar Deli restaurant chain, “which began with the redevelopment of the old Bewley’s on George’s Street” – it’s being reported that the plan is to redevelop the Oriental Café premises as a “wine bar café”, jointly operated with the Campbell Bewley Group.
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