Photos by John Williams showing the Nationalist Office and inset the old Chadwicks building.
The Nationalist newspaper office and the adjoining former Chadwick’s building in Queen Street, Clonmel are the locations for German Giant Lidl’s planned second store in the town.
The retailer acquired both sites earlier this year and a planning application has been lodged with Tipperary Council for the new store. The historic Nationalist site, where the Fever Hospital once stood, and the well known former Chadwick’s building will be demolished.
Plans for the new store include a single storey discount foodstore with off sales license area and gross floor area of 2,220 square meters.
In addition there will be single storey restaurant/Café with external seating area and two storey building with retail of grounds floor 117 square meters. The first floor will house offices.
The memorial located at the south east corner of the site will remain and would be set into a wider landscape plaza. A plaque on the western boundary wall will, if necessary be moved to a public location on the same all where it is visible to the general public. There will be a new vehicular access from Queen Street, a public plaza with landscaping features and the existing bus stop will be moved to an off road position.