George's Street Arcade owners say they will carry the rents of tenants until they can reopen.
What a great gesture at this difficult time.
The arcade is Ireland's first purpose-built shopping centre and one of Europe's oldest markets which first opened in 1881 according to their website.
It is now a host to 42 businesses and took to Twitter last night to assure them not to worry.
They said 'you have work, you should not feel anxious'.
'The Layden Family are maintaining and insuring the arcade and will carry the rents and the services charges in full until we can reopen'.
To All 42 businesses at the Georges Street Arcade
PLEASE FEEL ASSURED , YOU HAVE BUSINESSES , YOU HAVE WORK , YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL ANXIOUS.
THE LAYDEN FAMILY ARE MAINTAINING, AND INSURING, THE ARCADE, AND WILL CARRY THE RENTS AND THE SERVICES CHARGES IN FULL, UNTIL WE CAN REOPEN pic.twitter.com/fMlkdqQ1Bh
— George Street Arcade (@georgesarcade) April 17, 2020
They posted a similar message to Instagram signed off by Joe and Gwen Layden.
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To All Forty two Shop and Stall holders at the Georges Street Arcade, Now closed since 16th of March, YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL ANXIOUS. THE LAYDEN FAMILY ARE MAINTAINING, AND INSURING, THE GEORGES STREET ARCADE, AND WILL CARRY THE RENTS AND THE SERVICES CHARGES IN FULL. WE WILL HAVE THE ARCADE READY FOR YOU TO OPEN UP AGAIN, ON THE DAY THAT THE GOVERNMENT AND HSE ADVISE US TO REOPEN. Keep well , Joe and Gwen Layden.