Bewley’s  in Grafton Street: It will spend more than €1 million upgrading the protected structure. In a bid to reduce annual losses of €1.2 million it  will trade only on the ground floor  and halve its seating to about 160. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bewley’s cafe on Grafton Street, which has been one of Dublin’s most popular institutions since it opened in 1927, is to close soon for at least six (...)

Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street: rent doubled in 2007 to €1.5 million a year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

After five years of fighting a losing battle to have its “excessive annual rent” of €1.5 million reduced to a market level, Irish-owned coffee group B(...)

Revenue for the Campbell Bewley Group rose 6.6 per cent last year to €104 million, the first time since 2004 that turnover topped €100 million. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish-owned coffee group Bewley’s increased its after-tax profits by 43 per cent to €2.2 million last year on the back of strong growth in the UK.Rev(...)

A general view of the inside of Bewley’s Cafe on busy Grafton Street in Dublin. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire

As the property bubble reached its height in January 2007, the rent on Bewley’s landmark cafe on Dublin’s Grafton Street was set at €1.464 million (...)

Bewley’s, which has been owned by the Campbell family since 1986, saw its rent liability increase to an “oppressive” €1.46 million in 2007.

The Bewley’s Group has described today’s landmark Supreme Court ruling upholding its upward only rent clause as “immensely disappointing” saying it ha(...)

A company of developer Johnny Ronan has won its Supreme Court appeal against a ruling the €1.46 million annual rent for Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street must be allowed fall to reflect market rates.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A company of developer Johnny Ronan has won its Supreme Court appeal against a ruling the €1.46 million annual rent for Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Stree(...)

 Bewleys Cafe in Grafton Street, Dublin: dispute broke out after the rent came up for a five-yearly review in 2012 and the landlord refused to cut the €1.46 million figure set in 2007.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A company backed by property developer Johnny Ronan is bidding to overturn a High Court ruling that ended up saving Bewley’s C(...)

McDonald’s on Grafton Street: its Zone A rents have fallen from €10,085 per sq m (€937 per sq ft) to €4,843 per sq m (€450 per sq ft). photograph: alan betson

McDonald’s fast food chain is to have its rent reduced by 47 per cent on Dublin’s Grafton Street less than two we(...)

Sales in the UK and the US now account for almost two-thirds Campbell Bewley’s  turnover. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish coffee group Campbell Bewley trebled its profit in 2012 to €1.5 million following strong revenue growth at its UK and US divisi(...)

’s High Court ruling that the rent on Bewley’s cafe on Dublin’s Grafton Street must be allowed to fall in line with the depressed(...)