Please see Press Release attached from the owners of Thomas Read’s, Ireland’s Oldest Shop. See also this link http://thegentlemansoldier.com/Thomas-Read-of-Dublin.html for additional information.
10th March 2014
Reeds, Number 4 Parliament Street, Dublin 2
In response to and clarification of RTE’s Morning Ireland coverage on 7th March 2014
No 4 Parliament Street is a private property owned by a private individual who having acquired the building two years ago, wishes to restore the property to its original status as a cutlery shop and as a private home.
The owner’s interest is in the conservation not renovation of both the building and the original shop.
It is not going to be developed nor refurbished, no change of use is planned and the business is to be reopened.
The owner has invested considerable time and resources in the conservation and restoration of the building over the last two years, including the following:
- A world renowned author on history of the family, its business and the store.
- A senior archivist was appointed to archive thousands of the products and materials found within the building.
- All works to date including the archiving have been photographed and filmed for future publication.
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Any questions relating to the architecture please contact:
Mr James Kelly RIAI RIBA
Kelly and Cogan
Architects and Design Consultants
81 North King Street
Tel: 01 8721295
Fax: 01 8747476