A Cork group is opening a fourth establishment this week, creating dozens of new jobs in the area.
Cork hospitality group The Emporium Company, is opening a bar on the main street of Carrigaline on Wednesday.
Mabel Lane’s opening will provide a further 60 jobs to the local economy, bringing their total staff across the group to 180.
This brings investment by the Cork company in the region to a total of €12m.
The bar is opening on a phased basis, with the bar serving wines, beer and cocktails from 3pm to close on Wednesday.
For the upcoming August Bank Holiday weekend, they’ll be celebrating their opening in style with DJs and live music lined up across the weekend.
In addition to this, there will also be an extensive food range and Mabel Lane will open the kitchen for service from August 2, with coffee and scones from 9am-12pm and a full lunch menu from 12-4pm.
By the middle of September, the bar will open with a full breakfast offering from 9am-12pm, lunch from 12-4pm and will also have an À La Carte offering from 4-10pm.
No individual bookings are required for Mabel Lane – but groups are advised to book through the website – www.mabellane.ie.
Owned by Cork hospitality operator The Emporium Company, Mabel Lane will be the fourth addition to their family of bars including The Castle and Yard in Glanmire, JJ Coppingers in Midleton and Tradehouse Central in Ballincollig.
Speaking ahead of the opening of Mabel Lane, Group Manager at The Emporium Company, James Dullea said: “We are very excited to open our doors this Wednesday at 3pm.
"We endeavour to deliver a best-in-class hospitality experience across all of our bars.”
“Our strategy from day one has been to bring a city-type bar experience to the suburbs, as we have successfully done with our other bars across the group. Carrigaline was a natural progression for us after Glanmire, Ballincollig and Midleton, due to its population, large hinterland and the amount of development going on in the area.
"We have seen that there is a huge market for a high-quality bar and food offering outside of Cork City and this is what we have heavily focused on since we began acquiring assets,” he added.
The new bar promises to bring ‘an upscale neighbourhood feel with good food, classic cocktails, live music and good vibes to the heart of Carrigaline’ and replaces the former ‘O’ Cogáin’s’ pub.
Mabel Lane will operate as a late bar on weekends.
In operation since 2016, The Emporium Company was founded by Cork men, Ronan Murphy, Rory O’Doherty, Derek Walshe and Jim McCarthy. They continue to play an active role in the business and the group currently employs 120 staff.
Keep up to date with all the latest goings on at Mabel Lane by following them on Instagram @mabellanecork.