Cork hospitality group announces 60 jobs with €4m investment in new bar

Cork hospitality operator The Emporium Company has released plans to open a new €4m bar in Carrigaline later this summer.

They are also now actively recruiting for all positions over the next several weeks.

Mabel Lane will be the fourth addition to The Emporium Company’s family of bars that have become firm favorites in their respective locations.

The other assets are The Castle and Yard in Glanmire, JJ Coppingers in Midleton and Tradehouse Central in Ballincollig.

Pictured at The Emporium Company’s new Mabel Lane Bar on Main Street Carrigaline, Co. Cork were James Jeffrey, Marketing Manager for The Emporium Company, Kevin Reddy, Rose Construction and James Dullea, Operations Manager for The Emporium Company. The bar will open later this summer and is currently recruiting for 60 jobs across all positions. Image: Jim Coughlan.

The new bar promises to bring “an upscale neighborhood vibe with great food, classic cocktails, live music and good vibes to the heart of Carrigaline.”

It will replace the old ‘O’ Cogáin’s’ pub on Main Street Carrigaline.

Speaking ahead of the Mabel Lane opening about their ongoing recruitment process, The Emporium Company Group Manager James Dullea said: “We are delighted with the progress made on the site so far and very excited to open our doors in June. We are now moving forward with our next phase, which is hiring staff.

“Our strategy from day one has been to bring a city-type bar experience to the suburbs, as we have successfully done with our other bars across the group.

Pictured at The Emporium Company's new Mabel Lane Bar on Main Street Carrigaline, Co. Cork were James Dullea, Operations Manager, The Emporium Company, James Jeffrey, Marketing Manager, The Emporium Company and Kevin Reddy, Rose Construction.  The bar will open later this summer and is currently recruiting for 60 jobs across all positions.  Image: Jim Coughlan.
Pictured at The Emporium Company’s new Mabel Lane Bar on Main Street Carrigaline, Co. Cork were James Dullea, Operations Manager, The Emporium Company, James Jeffrey, Marketing Manager, The Emporium Company and Kevin Reddy, Rose Construction. The bar will open later this summer and is currently recruiting for 60 jobs across all positions. Image: Jim Coughlan.

“Carrigaline was a natural progression for us after Glanmire, Ballincollig and Midleton, due to its population, its sprawling hinterland and the amount of development that is happening in the area. We have seen that there is a huge market for a bar and food from high quality”. offering outside Cork City and this is what we have been very focused on since we started acquiring assets,” she added.

“We are very interested in building a community center in Carrigaline, where good food and drinks are offered, and where locals feel comfortable enough to pull up a chair, enjoy the best food in town and relax with a drink. or two

“We hire people who enjoy making their customers happy and we strive to offer a best-in-class hospitality experience in all of our bars,” concluded Mr. Dullea.

With reconstruction of the building underway by Rose Construction, the building’s design was the brainchild of the Cork firm, Yelland Architects.

Pictured at The Emporium Company's new Mabel Lane Bar on Main Street Carrigaline, Co. Cork were James Jeffrey, Marketing Manager for The Emporium Company, Kevin Reddy, Rose Construction and James Dullea, Operations Manager for The Emporium Company.  The bar will open later this summer and is currently recruiting for 60 jobs across all positions.  Image: Jim Coughlan.
Pictured at The Emporium Company’s new Mabel Lane Bar on Main Street Carrigaline, Co. Cork were James Jeffrey, Marketing Manager for The Emporium Company, Kevin Reddy, Rose Construction and James Dullea, Operations Manager for The Emporium Company. The bar will open later this summer and is currently recruiting for 60 jobs across all positions. Image: Jim Coughlan.

Paul Haffey Design worked with the Emporium team on the bar’s sleek and contemporary interiors.

In business since 2016, The Emporium Company was founded by Cork men Ronan Murphy, Rory O’Doherty, Derek Walshe and Jim McCarthy. They continue to play an active role in the business and the group currently employs 120 people.

Mabel Lane, which is scheduled to open in June 2022, will provide a further 60 jobs to the local economy, bringing its total headcount across the group to 180. Those interested in applying for a position can visit www.mabellane. ie.

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