MANY YEARS AGO THIS BUILDING WAS NAMED THE CITY ARTS CENTER [CITY QUAY – MOSS STREET]
This building has been derelict for many years.
According to a friend U2 provided a fully equipped rehearsal spaces for young bands in the basement of this, now unoccupied building at the junction of Moss Street and City quay.
In December 2003 The City arts Centre sold the building for an estimated €4.25 million. Since then, the building has remained empty.
After the sale City Arts moved to Bachelors Walk, before being wound up.
Originally named, Grapevine Arts Centre and later City Arts Centre, it occupied a number of premises in the centre of Dublin, beginning at Mary Street and then North Great Georges Street, North Frederick Street, Moss Street and opening at Bachelor’s Walk in 2010. The organisation grew from a need by a group of teenagers in Dublin’s culturally bleak mid 20th Century. This was particularly the case if you happened to come from a working-class background, which was the case for most of the Grapevine founders, and is also the reason why the location of the centre was the unfashionable inner city’s, North Side. The three main initiators of the project were Jackie Aherne, Anto Fahy and Sandy Fitzgerald.