The Old Fire Station on Upper Thomas Street PICTURE: ADRIAN BUTLER
A MUCH-LOVED colourful cafe in Limerick city centre has closed its doors.
The Old Fire Station, a vegetarian and vegan cafe based on Thomas Street, closed its doors last Saturday.
“Thank you to all our customers for their support and our wonderful staff for making the last two years a joyful and rewarding experience,” the cafe said, in a message posted on its front door.
“Unfortunately due to family obligations, we closed our doors on Saturday April 20. Thank you again for all at The Old Fire Station.”
Headed to one of my fave haunts for lunch to find the Old Fire Station closed. A huge loss to Thomas Street and Limerick City. Will always remember the lovely scones and support they provided for #swimablelimerick in 2017 pic.twitter.com/0lR0EufQfw— Elisa O'Donovan (@elisaodonovan) April 23, 2019
The Old Fire Station was among the vegan eateries praised by actor Matthew Modine, who visited Limerick city last summer.
It opened for business in 2016, specialising in vegan and vegetarian recipes using fresh, seasonal foods.