Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (October 2007)|
Stephen's Green Shopping Centre is a large indoor shopping centre located at the top of Grafton Street in the Southside of Dublin City. It is named after St. Stephen's Green, a nearby park (its street address is Stephens Green West).
The Dandelion Market, well known as the site of U2's earliest gigs and its array of stalls selling punk badges, clothes and posters was situated in the area the shopping centre now resides in. The site had been assembled over the years by the Slazanger family.
The market, which closed in 1981, is commemorated with a plaque, while Sinnotts Bar on South King Street is the only part of the original site that remains. Work began on the St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre in 1985, with the whole project taking three years to complete. The centre officially opened its doors on 8 November 1988.
The centre has over 100 outlets. Major franchises include Dunnes Stores, Boots, Gamestop and TK Maxx. Examples of other, more independent shops include the gothic and alternative clothes shop Asha, the novelty gift store the Banana Tree, and the wrestling devoted shop Wrestling Mania.
See also 
- Other shopping centres located Dublin
- Blanchardstown Centre
- Dundrum Town Centre
- Jervis Shopping Centre
- Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
- Nutgrove Shopping Centre
- Ilac Shopping Centre
- Omni Shopping Centre
- The Square Shopping Centre
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Stephen's Green Shopping Centre|
- Official website
- Article about the Dandelion Market and the bands that played there (1979/1980)
- Store Directory
- Good Guide to the Centre