Mercantile and Capital Bars will merge into one, forming the largest Hospitality grouping in Dublin. Their merge will see them renamed and branded under the ‘Mercantile Group’ employing a total of 600 people and generating annual revenues of €40 million. No jobs will be affected as a result and it is expected that a new venue will create 70 new jobs later this year.
The Mercantile Group will encompass numerous live venues and some of the more notable names in Dublin night-life. The George, Whelan’s, Café en Seine and The Mercantile will all be part of the new Hospitality super group. A new venue will open later this year on South William Street at The Powerscourt Townhouse, a strip that is hotly populated with mid-week and weekend customers.
The 12 bars is full that will fall under Mercantile Group remit are:
- The George
- Soder & Ko
- Café en Seine
- East side Tavern
- The Green Hen
- Howl at the Moon
- New Venue (The Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street – Spring 2016)