Columbia opens first Irish store on Trinity Street in Dublin city centre

International sportswear brand commits to 10-year lease on former Jack & Jones store

Columbia’s first Irish store at 6-9 Trinity Street is located just a short walk from Grafton Street.

Columbia’s first Irish store at 6-9 Trinity Street is located just a short walk from Grafton Street.

 

Shoppers returning to Dublin city centre following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions will note the arrival of international sportswear brand, Columbia’s first Irish store.

The company has signed a 10-year lease with a tenant-only break option in year five for the ground floor of 6-9 Trinity Street. Columbia’s move into the premises follows the departure after nearly 20 years of men’s fashion retailer, Jack & Jones. It is understood Columbia has agreed to pay a rent of around €125,000 per annum for the 1,500sq ft unit following its acquisition in an off-market transaction in March. Niall Delmar of JLL acted for Columbia while Hugh Markey of QRE acted for the new landlord.

Columbia is confident about the future of its business in Ireland with the support of its local retail partner, Great Outdoors, owned by Derek Moody and Ken Costigan.