They’re dropping like flies.
Beloved venue Crane Lane is the latest bar to make the decision to temporarily close, alongside Thompsons microbrewery who closed yesterday.
Owner Benny McCabe said they’ve decided to take a short break due to staffing shortages caused by holidays along with Covid outbreaks.
Crane Lane, located on Phoenix Street just off Oliver Plunkett Street, closed on Monday January 3rd and will reopen on Thursday January 6th with revised opening hours.
They will now open at the earlier time of 2pm, 7 days a week, and will have the evening menu available in the adjoining Arthur Mayne’s location.
Mr McCabe, who also owns Mutton Lane, The Oval, and Vicarstown, has said that only in extreme circumstances would he close his doors, and that his staff wanted to stay working.