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Simon McWilliams, owner of Simon’s Place cafe on South Great George’s Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Simon McWilliams, owner of Simon’s Place cafe on South Great George’s Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Covid-19 struck last year Simon McWilliams had to close his cafe for the first time in nearly a quarter-century of business at South Great George’s Street in Dublin.

Crucial lunch trade did not recover when Simon’s Place returned after the lockdown, but now he hopes for a bounce as offices reopen from later this month.

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