Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
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Stephen's Green Centre, Main Entrance
|Opening date||8 November 1988|
|Owner||Jones, Lang and LaSalle|
|No. of stores and services||100|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|Total retail floor area||70,000 square metres (750,000 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||3|
|Website||Stephen's Green Centre website|
Stephen's Green Shopping Centre is a large indoor shopping centre located at the top of Grafton Street on the Southside of Dublin. It is named after St. Stephen's Green, a major city park situated across the road from its main entrance. Its street address is Stephens Green West.
The Dandelion Market, 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 is now located. 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 trader from 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. In addition to a number of more independent, it houses a 'Big & Tall' mans shop and has a large food court.
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