Berry Bros closes Dublin branch

01 May, 2009

Berry Bros & Rudd is to close its Dublin branch after 10 years in the Irish capital.

The wine merchant blamed soaring rents and high running costs for the decision to close the store in a former Weights & Measures office in Harry Street. It said it was not possible to produce an acceptable return on its investment at the site.

Twelve staff will be made redundant when the shop – which sells 800 wines and has a dining and tasting area on the first floor – closes on July 12.

Managing director Hugh Sturges told the Irish Times: “We have very much enjoyed being part of the Irish wine market as it has grown and we hope to continue to be part of it as it continues on its upward path.”

Berrys has stores in London and Hong Kong, as well as a warehouse outlet in Basingstoke.

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