Stephen's Green Shopping Centre

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Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
Stephen's Green Centre, Main Entrance
Location Dublin, Ireland
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
Parking 1,200
Website Stephen's Green Centre website
Interior of the shopping centre.
Exterior of the shopping centre.

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[1] 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, leading Irish men's branded fashion clothing store 'Counterpropaganda' and the wrestling devoted shop Wrestling Mania. It also houses a 'Big & Tall' mans shop called Kingsize Menswear and has a large food court.


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Coordinates: 53°20′23″N 6°15′42″W / 53.33972°N 6.26167°W / 53.33972; -6.26167