Bewleys cafe on Grafton street in Dublin has closed with the loss of 110 jobs. Photo: Sam Boal/

Café litigation: Ronan Group issues High Court case against Bewley’s café over iconic Grafton Street property

The Campbell family announced in May that it was shutting Bewley’s cafe on Grafton Street. Its landlord first learned about the move through the media. Now, the Ronan Group is suing the operators to secure possession of the building.

7th Jul, 2020 - 2 min read

Developer Johnny Ronan’s development company Ronan Group Real Estate (RGRE) has issued legal proceedings to secure the possession of the building which formerly housed the iconic Bewley’s cafe of Grafton Street.

Ronan is the landlord to the historic building. Just weeks ago, its owners, the Campbell family, shut down the cafe for food, saying that there was a real likelihood that the cafe will generate substantial and unsustainable losses into the future.

Ronan is taking the case through a company called RGRE...

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