Peet, the Irish coffee chain, is one of the country’s most iconic coffee shops and has been for over 100 years.
In its history it has provided customers with a warm, comfortable environment, with a large selection of beans, a warm and friendly atmosphere, a friendly staff and a delicious coffee.
However, it is now facing the end of its run, and is considering closing its doors.
Peet owner Richard Peet says he is not looking for a second life as an artisanal coffee roaster, but has a new challenge on his hands.
“I think that we will have to reinvent ourselves.
I don’t know if we will be able to make a profit.
We will probably have to be forced out,” he said.
“I think Peet would be a great opportunity to start something new, and that’s a great thing for the community.”
He said Peet had been in the business since 1897, and has more than 500 staff in its stores across the country.
The company was established in the early 1900s, and today it has three main branches in Ireland.
Its first store opened in Limerick in the 1970s, followed by a branch in Cork in 1980.
Its current Cork location has over 800 outlets and the majority of its coffee beans are from organic farmers.
In recent years the chain has expanded its operations to include three regional stores in Cork, Waterford and Kildare, as well as four in Donegal and one in Waterfordshire.
Peets latest store in Dublin, Cork and Killybegs, which opened in 2017, is the first to be open in the Republic.
Richard Peet said the chain’s decision to close would be devastating for the small business community.
He believes that people have had the best of the Irish economy for so long, and now they will have less money.
People have lost out, and we have lost some of the jobs that have gone with that, he said, adding that he believed the company was in the best position to take a hit.
When Peet was founded, coffee was cheap, but now, because of climate change, prices have risen and the company is struggling to keep up.
We have lost a lot of jobs, he added.
A spokesman for Peet Coffee, which was established by Richard Peete in 1897, said it was looking to close its Irish branch and move to a new location in the UK.
Peet Coffee has been the mainstay of the town for over a century.
There are also plans for a new Peet Roasters and Peet Coffees to open in Dublin and Cork in the coming years, with plans for additional stores in the US and Europe.