Permission granted for micro brewery at former Thompson’s bakery

Permission granted for micro brewery at former Thompson’s bakery
Thompson's bread and cake factory, MacCurtain Street, 1953. 

PERMISSION has been granted for a new microbrewery and restaurant at Thompson House, a former bakery on MacCurtain Street.

City Hall planners gave the go-ahead after Debcott Ltd, of The Cotton Ball in Mayfield, sought approval to change the use of two currently empty units and a rear cafe from retail use to a licensed premises incorporating a nano brewery and a restaurant.

The units are located at the eastern end of Thompson House at the corner of MacCurtain Street and York Street.

The application also involves changes to the internal layout of the building which is a protected structure.

Thompson House has hosted a brewery festival in recent years and was historically a bakery and a major employer in the city.

The red brick, 12-bay, five-storey former bakery was built around 1890.

A separate planning application, also from Debcott, for a new office development at another unit inside Thompson House was also approved by City Hall planners this week.

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