One of Ireland’s most prolific hospitality entrepreneurs Michael Wright has announced plans to redevelop St. Andrew’s Church in Dublin’s city centre into a new urban food market.
A former parish church of the Church of Ireland, St. Andrew’s Church is located in Andrew Street and currently houses the Central Tourist Office.
The ambitious project is hoped to be completed by June 2018.
‘The Marqette at St. Andrew’s Church‘ will be a welcome addition to the city which until now has been lacking a food market to rival others around the country such as Corks English Market and the Milk Market in Limerick city.
As reported in The Sunday Business Post, the project expected to cost over €3 million will take inspiration from international food markets, including Stockholm’s Ostermalm food hall, Harrod’s of London and the Eataly of New York.
The food market plans for the project include an open fish bar, communal eating areas and live music.
Diners can expect over 14 different food categories to choose from.
Michael JF Wright is a member of the famous Wrights of Howth family, which operates a thriving national and international fish and seafood business.
In his own right, Michael has established himself over the past twenty years as a highly successful entrepreneur in the hospitality sector.
Michael owns and operates a portfolio of six award winning bars and restaurants including The Angler’s Rest, Findlater, Wrights Café Bar Swords and Marqette at Dublin Airport.
Already creating 400 jobs through the group’s various ventures, through the new project Michael hopes to generate a further 120 new jobs.
In the first five years the new food market is projected to increase his company’s turnover from €38 to €60 million euro.