Court to decide on reduction in Bewley's rent for Grafton Street

The iconic Bewley’s Cafe on Grafton Street may get a cut in its €1.5m rent.

The High Court has already determined the rent charged by Johnny Ronan-controlled company Ickandel, whose loans have been transferred to Nama, should come down to current market rates.

The tenants of the Bewley’s premises signed a 35-year contract in 1987 and they currently pay an annual rate of €1.5m per year, which was doubled at its last rent review in 2007, in the peak of the property boom.

They will find out on Tuesday if they are due a court-mandated rent reduction.

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