Irish Times Article Dec 2015

Irish Times Article

Irish Times Article

Look what the Irish Times has to say about The Swan Rathmines, the refurb and all the new tenants!

New look Swan Centre in Rathmines expands its retail offering

The Swan Centre in Rathmines has secured 12 new tenants this year and is now more than 90 per cent let after a €2 million refurbishment programme.
Retailers at The Swan now include Tiger, Tuthills newsagents, Dowlings Butchers, Thunders home bakery and deli, David Cullen jewellers, Tolteca (burrito restaurant), The Art Of Coffee, Belamarine dry cleaners, EasyStream smart TV boxes, and Ireland’s first Chicago Gourmet Popcorn shop.
The Salvation Army has also taken up office space at the centre. A limited number of retail and restaurant units are available to let through agent Bannon.
The €2 million upgrade included modern store façades, ceramic tiling throughout, new sandstone entrance arches off Rathmines Road with automatic doors, and upgrades to the underground car park.
Anchor tenants Omniplex and Dunnes Stores have also invested heavily in their outlets at The Swan.
Last year, Omniplex opened a new €9 million multiplex cinema with eight screens at the centre. This is now one of the group’s most successful cinemas across its chain of 23 locations. Dunnes Stores also recently completed a full refurbishment and fit-out of its supermarket and homeware store. This is now the first of Dunnes’ new high-end concept stores.
The Swan Centre first opened in 1984 and has 51 retail and restaurant units over two floors and 16,000sq m (173,000sq ft) of space. Its primary retail frontage is to Lower Rathmines Road and there is also an underground car park with 327 car-parking spaces.
Paul Anderson, managing director of Swan owner Sawbridge Ltd, says the centre is “starting to spread its wings” following the opening of the new cinema and refurbishment programme. “The Swan, which is now almost fully let, remains the primary retail destination within Dublin 6,” he says.

Dowlings Butchers opens in the Swan

butcher 1

butcher 1

The Swan are proud to announce that Dowlings Butchers have opened their doors in the Centre!

Delicious, mouth watering beef, lamb, pork and chicken!

Pop in and see what they have to offer!

David Cullen Jewellers opens in The Swan

David Cullen Jewellers

David Cullen Jewellers


Dublin’s favourite jewellery chain has opened a store in The Swan, Rathmines.

Why not drop in and see the wide range of jewellery, waches and gifts they have to offer from Michael Kors, Alex and Ani, Swatch, Guess watches & jewellery, Casio, Cross pens, Bering Time, Emporio Armani, Thomas Sabo, DKNY, Fossil, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and many more.

Thunders Home Bakery & Deli


Thunders Thunders shop

Dublin’s favourite bakery has opened in The Swan, Rathmines!

We are famous for our Black Forest Gateaux, coffee and custard slices. We are also well known for our traditional Irish soda bread, batch loaf and turnover. We bake with our own hands and recipes. And we treat every customer as a neighbour or friend.

From christening cakes to birthday cakes and wedding cakes to novelty cakes, we can make whatever you want.

Why not drop in the sample all the delights we have to offer?

Chicago Gourmet Popcorn


ChicagoPopcornCGP image1Chicago Popcorn Shop

Chicago Gourmet Popcorn is based in the heart of Rathmines. An Irish-owned company, its name was inspired by the home of popcorn – Chicago.

Our popcorn is never popped in oil – it is specially air popped guaranteeing a consistent taste and even coating, ensuring you get the perfect gourmet experience with each and every bite.

Chicago Gourmet Popcorn guarantees you freshly made, handcrafted popcorn in a variety of unique flavours, made in store each and every day.

Provisional Flavours, dependent on demand. More to follow!

‐ cheese
‐ cheese and garlic
‐ Salt and vinegar
‐ nude corn (made to order)

– caramel
– caramel cinnamon and pecan or caramel dry roasted peanut
‐ Caramel Oreo or Caramel Minstrels

Swan Car Park has had a major facelift

Carpark Entrance

Carpark Entrance

As part of the ongoing upgrade to services and to enhance our customer experiences, Swan Car Park has had a major facelift.

The Car Park has been completely repainted and refurbished with new dedicated Family and Disabled parking spaces close to main stairs and lifts.

Pedestrian walkways are now clearly identified and a new signage system enables easier navigation to shopping, cinemas and exits.