Dublin Suburb Vows to Boycott Proposed Caffé Nero

In an echo of the controversy surrounding European coffee giant Caffé Nero’s plans to move to Jamaica Plain, locals in Dalkey, Ireland are pushing back against a proposed location in their neighborhood.

“This is contributing to the takeover of our local main street by corporate chains, while independent, community-based outlets go under,” read an online petition against the family-owned chain of coffee houses.

Local opposition to a planned Caffé Nero in Dalkey is growing, with locals planning to boycott the cafe if it opens. Planners in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council granted permission to Caffé Nero in May determining an outlet “would not diminish the vitality and viability of the traditional character of the street” but it is now under appeal.

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