Topic: Hennessy's Irish Bar

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Previously known as French's Building

This grand old building from c1910, is now being demolished as it has reached the end of it's useful life span, it is not quake safe.

This old building known as French's when it was built in the early 1900s, has housed a number of businesses over the years, these include French & Co. (Grocers/Merchants), 'Hitchen & Johnstone" a draper/wool/needlework shop; "Clarken Ltd" chandlers; A.T. Coates Bookseller to 1943; McLeods Bookstore 1943-, Heidi's Cafe and Patisserie, and of course Hennessey's Irish Bar and Blarney's Rock Backpackers upstairs. 


Hennessy's Irish Bar, June 17th 2016 Photograph by Alison Leigh

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