We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Laura Hutton/
Irish Coffee

Dublin Airport wants 'high quality coffee' to replace the Spar in Terminal 2

DAA says that this unit is needed to satisfy passenger demand.

DUBLIN AIRPORT HAS put out a tender looking to replace the existing Spar store in Terminal 2 with a “high quality coffee” offering.

The tender from DAA asks for bidders to run a 127 square metre unit for five years (three years with a two-year extension) and is specifically looking at a coffee shop.

It asks that businesses deliver “a high quality Coffee offer to the Terminal 2 arrivals hall that is capable of appealing to an international market”. DAA says that this unit is needed to satisfy passenger demand.

“The T2 arrivals hall is an international arrivals and departure hub and the emotional epicentre of the Terminal with people returning home to Ireland, visitors landing from across the globe and the entry point for the majority of Americans arriving through Dublin Airport.

“Research and analysis of the current offering in this T2 Landside Area has identified that there is a gap in the zone for a high quality coffee offering along with a strong sandwich / wrap / grab and go offer. Given the mixed profile of users of the area it is essential that the offer has the capability of appealing to the international market.”

The change of the unit will end Spar’s presence in the airport, with its Terminal 1 unit closing in 2016.

The DAA tender says that it is looking for an “internationally recognised” operator which will “simultaneously deliver commercial benefits for both the airport and operator”.

Interested parties will have until 12 February to apply to DAA to take up the tender.

Read: Virgin Trains to resume selling Daily Mail after strong criticism

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel