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New Businesses in the area

Postby Gulliver » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:31 pm

I think it is appropriate that we should have a place to mention those brave souls who are starting up new businesses in the area.

I want to nominate two in the Monkstown Area.

1 Howbert and Mays Garden CentreLocated in the former Hire-All centre in The Crescent, these have done a wonderful fit-out job in a very short time and have opened for business just a couple of days ago. And they did a superb job of documenting the fit-out process on their website http://www.dyg.ie/. (Click on top-right for Monkstown)
They have been around for some time, but this in their first high-street shop (High Street, Monkstown????). Seem to have a very extensive range online.

2 The Pictorium, Monkstown Farm (Opposite the Credit Union)
A wide range of specialist photographic printing services, ranging from restoration to canvas printing, photo blocks, etc, etc.
Setting up a website at http://www.the-pictorium.com
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Toss » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:18 pm

Best of luck to both of them, hopefully they will thrive and a few more jobs will be created.
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Enviro500 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:34 pm

I wish them all the success and indeed deservedly so as these times..Good luck to you both

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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Rocker » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:17 pm

Thank you Gulliver for telling us about these two new business'. I am trying to spend my money locally and will give them a look in . The garden centre looks just great.
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Micheál » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:42 pm

Is it true that DLRCoCo has given the go-ahead for another shopping centre adjacent to the new Honeypark Appartments?
Surely this is not what hard-pressed Dun Laoghaire traders need?

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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Gulliver » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:36 am

Cosgrove Developments has applied for planning permission for a small supermarket and 7 shop units. You can find details on www.dlcoco.ie. The planning reference is D11A/0435
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Holla » Sun May 20, 2012 11:16 pm

Easons have applied for planning permission to change the old book store on Georges street into a restaurant ...sorry but I have to throw this one in are they going to cook the books :roll:
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Rocker » Sun May 20, 2012 11:31 pm

Holla I love the joke, cook the books :lol: :lol: Wouldn't a restaurant be good at that location. Easons is a very decent outfit and wonderful to do business with so they should set up something good. Heres hoping. it is terrible to see places empty.
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby grammer » Sun May 20, 2012 11:58 pm

Just what is needed on main street another restaurant
go in for an Irish breakfast ---
I'll say say no more
Easons have always been part of the town -
but I have to say being down Marine Rd. its a bit of a pain if you are only looking for a HP2 pencil :D :D :D :D
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Holla » Mon May 21, 2012 12:00 am

Grammer whats a pencil ;)
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby grammer » Mon May 21, 2012 12:11 am

:D :D :D :D :D :D
it was a wooden yoke that had lead Black usually)in it
you would bite it a couple of times-then lick it and make a mark on your school copy
and what you normally scratched on the copy was incorrect :D :D :D :D :D
cos there was no micro chip in it to help with the problem :D :D :D
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby spudseamus » Mon May 21, 2012 1:02 am

well then dont anybody mention yer slate and chalk then!!
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby grammer » Mon May 21, 2012 3:03 pm

:D :D :D :D
or the non white board on the wall at the top of the class -
that the teacher scribbled on with non black chalk-
in this PC crazy world we live in how do you correctly write that sentance now to keep PC police away.????????
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New Businesses Monkstown - Pictorium

Postby pictureu » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:26 pm

Gulliver,

Just spotted your post about my new business The Pictorium!

Well we have finally got our website (http://www.pictorium.ie) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Pictorium) up and running now.

I really appreciate you mentioning us as every bit of advertising really helps!

In case anyone is interested we have a competition of €100 voucher – all you have to do is log on to our site for details.

I love the "Photographs" section as that is what our business is all about - from restoring old photographs through to putting photos onto canvas – I am in photograph heaven!

Me thinks this would be a great idea for a competition - I will get my thinking cap on.

As I am so new to this forum, is there any particular place I can put up a competition?

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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Rocker » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:12 pm

Sharon,

Every success with your new business. With Christmas on the horizon people will be thinking of unusual presents and pictures on canvas etc are great and a very welcome gift. Monkstown Pharmacy across the road is my one stop shop for all nick knacks as well as medicines so don't forget to advertise there.
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Re: New Businesses Monkstown - Pictorium

Postby Strum » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:17 pm

pictureu wrote:
As I am so new to this forum, is there any particular place I can put up a competition?

Sharon



Welcome to the site Sharon and best of luck with the new business. Just start a new topic if you like. :D


Very good site and reasonable prices too.
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:52 am

Good luck Sharon,the country needs people to have a go. :)
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Pictorium Monkstown

Postby pictureu » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:51 pm

Thank you all for your kind words :)

Rocker, Monkstown Pharmacy – they are great!

We send business their way and they very kindly do the same for us! :D

Strum, I think I will start a new topic - Now all I need to do is decide what type of competition it will be. :?:

As the saying goes "I'll be back"... when I have a good idea, unless any of you have a really good suggestion for me!

In the meantime - dont forget to log onto our facebook page and enter our competition for €100 - http://www.facebook.com/Pictorium


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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Gulliver » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:15 pm

Good luck, Sharon. It's not easy setting up a new business.
I pass your door regularly - and frequently call to Roma in the pharmacy also.
Lots of people here interested in photography.
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Gulliver » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:34 pm

I notice new activity at the old Eason's shop.
Will open shortly as an Asian restaurant
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Jemser » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:44 pm

Reads are also open in Dun Laoghaire, beside Sean McManus, here is a photo.

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Tourist Office

Postby Rocker » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:44 am

Delighted to see that there is a new Tourist Office at the Council Offices at Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire.

Here are details from the Council's website.

http://www.dlrcoco.ie/newsevents/title,9567,en.html
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:13 pm

That's good news Rocker. wuu
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Re:Readers Bookshop

Postby Rocker » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:28 am

As this is a new business now I'll put it in this topic,

Last month Readers Bookshop on Lower
George’s Street, Dún Laoghaire, operated by
Jonathan Goodbody, for over 25 years closed its
doors. The decision to close was made reluctantly
by Jonathan Goodbody, who had seen a
decline in the business volumes over the past
number of years due to competition from book
seller web-sites and eBooks. Always an excellent
shop for new and second books, former
customers will be pleased to learn that Jonathan
Goodbody will continue to sell books on
line at www.readers.ie.
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Re: New Businesses in the area

Postby keeper » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:41 am

Yes Rocker, hope he does well with his online store, but it will never be the same as going into the shop. The smell of the books, the selection and general ambiance in there, ah well, it must be a nightmare for small business's nowadays trying to survive, but the selection of free Ebooks is amazing, suppose you can't blame people for taking advantage of the situation.
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