Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
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Liffey Valley Shopping Centre is a shopping centre, that is located in Clondalkin in Dublin 22. The centre opened in 1998 and is located at the junction of the M50 motorway and N4 road. The centre was a replacement for a much larger complex mooted for the site, known as Quarryvale.
Anchor tenants 
Anchor tenants at the centre are Ireland's largest Marks & Spencer, Dunnes Stores, Next and Ireland's largest Boots. In 2010 large H&M and New Look fashions stores opened in the centre of the mall. The centre is home to Vue Dublin (formerly Ster Century Dublin) which is claimed to be the busiest cinema in Ireland. Cafe's serving coffee & snacks include Bagel Bar, Bagel Factory, BB's, Cafe Revive, Costa Coffee, O'Briens, & Starbucks. There are four restaurants that offer a full service option, Eddie Rockets, Gourmet Burger Kitchen,Pizza Hut, & Spur Steakhouse. A foodcourt accessed at the center of the mall provides a wide selection of fast food, including, Abrakebabra, Burger King, Café Kylemore, Ginzeng, Harry Ramsden,KFC, McDonalds & Moo Honest Food. Juice, icecream and cupcakes are available at kiosks throughout the centre, these include Friends, Johnnie Cupcakes, Tropical Juice & Zumo Fresh Juice Bar. McDonalds and Starbucks both open early for breakfast.
An associated retail park, The Retail Park, Liffey Valley, is nearby, with several warehouse-style stores, including PC World, Currys, Carpet Right, Argos, also of note is B&Q and Halfords retail outlets.
One initial criticism of the centre is that unlike its rivals, the Blanchardstown Centre and The Square in Tallaght, there is no supermarket (other than a M&S Food hall in the Marks & Spencer). This has not dented the centre's popularity, however. The big advantage Liffey Valley offers shoppers is that the majority of the shops are accessed at ground level, making it very easy to get around with prams or wheelchairs, and know where you are.
In 2005 planning applications were made to further develop the site into a more all round destination. These plans include apartments and more leisure focused units located away from the main centre. The developers also had a model in the centre, showing a proposed Dublin Metro line to the south-east of the shopping centre which would have been linked to Tallaght.
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