The shop unit at 44A Vicar Street was originally two shops but the properties have been joined at some point in the past.
The modern shopfront which exists is not in keeping with the proportions of the original shopfronts or the building that it sits within. The signage area at the top (the fascia) is much bigger and deeper than it would have been originally. It has fallen into a state of disrepair and looks ‘ajar’ from the bar and shop unit which it sits between. Both the adjacent bar and shop have more traditional proportions and less deep fascias.
The THI grant will allow this owner to remove the modern shopfront and replace it with one which is based on the previous shopfront design and to more appropriate proportions.
The unit has been empty for a number of months and it is hoped that this new, high-quality shopfront will attract a new tenant.