The History of Saba’s Next Location
The countdown is on for our newest location on South William Street, Dublin 2. Renovations are underway and we are working towards a November opening so we can all celebrate the Christmas season together. Keep an eye on our Instagram for official dates!
Restoring Original Features
We are aiming to bring the building back to its former glory, stripping it back to the original red brick walls, refurbishing and restoring the roof light and the Georgian shop front. Originally built in c.1765, the building is from the Georgian period.
Number 7, South William Street, retains much of its eighteenth-century character and is an important part of the streetscape. The NIAH appraises it as follows: This late eighteenth-century house is one of a pair that, despite the loss of original windows and ground floor treatments, retains much of its original form and appearance. This structure represents the dominant building typology of the streetscape during the eighteenth century. With the façade composition and roofscape intact, the house forms an important component of the historic streetscape and contributes to its relatively intact historic appearance.
The 19th century shows many uses for Number 7, South William Street. The Dublin Pictorial Guide & Directory shows the buildings 6 and 7 occupied by A.W. Morrison and co, Tuscan and Straw Plain warehouse. The building is listed with the O’Malley Brothers confectionary in 1909. Occupants included Larmour, agent Ryland and sons, G.D. Armstrong, Longford, and P. Tier agent.
In 1939 both 6 and 7 were occupied by Young & Anderson Ltd, wholesale woollen merchants and general warehousemen together with Larmour, agent, The Reliable Cap Company and C.M. Newmark. Young & Anderson Ltd occupied the premises in 1967 to 79 and appeared to have been the only occupant. In more recent years, the building has been used as a restaurant.
Every day of this renovation process brings a new exciting find for the team. We want you along with us every step of the way. Keep an eye on our Instagram and blogs for updates before we can welcome you all to Saba, South William Street!