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16 memories of Blanchardstown Centre anyone who grew up with it will remember

Blanch is the best.

BLANCH IS THE best, don’t fight us on this.

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1. It has EVERYTHING so you never had to go to town

Cinema? Yep. Penneys? Yep. Big Boots? Yep. TK Maxx? YEEEP. Dunnes AND Debenhams? Yep.

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2. You threw countless pennies into the big fountain only to have NO WISHES come true

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3. You think the retail parks have notions

Except the one with the KFC in it.

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4. You’ve felt like a badass walking across this

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5. The New Look is one of the best in the country

You miss the Starbucks in it, though.

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6. You remember the old Roches Stores and how it was phenomenal

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7. You have a favourite out of the twenty pharmacies

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It’s a loyalty you just can’t shake off.

8. This is the best place to get a cake

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9. You remember when the Odeon was a crappy UCI

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10. You know that car park is by far superior to the multistory or the Dunnes one which is far too busy

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11. The inside McDonalds is way nicer than the Drive Thru

Which makes it all the more annoying to get.

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12. The ‘new’ end brought an air of fanciness to it all

AND A BT2. Take THAT, Dundrum.

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13. These benches are constantly taken up by old couples watching the world go by

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14. You’ve checked your outfit on the mirror on this escalator more times than you can count

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Or flinched at the state of your hungover self.

15. The decorations are unreal

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Like, not in a good way.

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16. There is guaranteed to be some shite going on outside Debenhams at the weekend

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