THE way has been cleared for a new pub and nightclub to open at the premises formerly occupied by one of Limerick’s top night-spots.
The Trinity Rooms complex, closed last year with the loss of around 50 jobs.
Wax Hill Ltd has now been granted separate liquor licences for the former Trinity Rooms nightclub and adjoining Courtyard Bar.
Both premises are located on the ground floor of the The Granary building on Michael Street.
Making the application, Constance Cassidy SC said the company, which has an address at Ranelagh in Dublin, was applying to revive the liquor licences for both premises.
She said the previous tenants had “defaulted substantially on rents” and that the landlord (Cooneen Ltd) had taken back possession of the leases.
She added that a new lease agreement has been signed by the landlord and Wax Hill Ltd, which has no connection with the previous tenant.
State Solicitor Michael Murray said there was no objection to the applications provided certain assurances were given about CCTV.
He requested that cameras be installed at a number of specific locations and that any footage be kept for a minimum of 28 days.
Judge Carroll Moran imposed a condition that any CCTV footage be made available to the gardai when requested.
The company also agreed to comply with any conditions imposed by the Chief Fire Officer.
Jeremiah O’Reilly, a director of Wax Hill Ltd, undertook to abide by the conditions of the licences and he said any future tenant of the premises would also be advised of them.
Speaking afterwards, Mr O’Rielly said the company was in discussions with a third party in the hope that an agreement can be reached in the coming weeks in relation to a lease for Courtyard Bar.
He said the company is also hopeful of finding a tenant to run the former Trinity Rooms nightclub.