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06th Jun 2018

PIC: A Big And Unwelcome Change Is On The Way For Dublin’s Vicar Street

Darragh Berry

RTÉ is reporting that a big change is on the way for Vicar Street and fans of the famous music venue are not best pleased.

It is set to be redeveloped into a 185-bedroom, 4-star hotel which offers residents the chance to “rock and room”.

It seems that planning permission has already been granted for the change and will see the venues capacity increase by around 500 seats.

In order to “rock and room”, you will get a package of tickets, a room, a meal and membership to a new private club in the new hotel. 

Peter Aiken, who has promoted shows at Vicar Street since its opening, said, “We are delighted to be involved with such an innovative scheme which will bring a new experience to our clients where they can relax after a show and not worry about getting home.

“We will increase the range of talent we present and enhance the whole experience of attending a concert.”

However, the news has not been met with the same fantastic reaction on Twitter…

How do you feel about the redevelopment of Vicar Street? Do you think it’s about time or would you rather if it was left as it is?

Let us know in the comments.

Main image via: Vicar Street Facebook page.

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