I was there a few months ago taking a pic of it for my website pubs page and found it a strange place for a pub, though there's a lot of new trendy apartments at Cornhill.
A good YO friend of mine has just traced my Irish rellies to Blundell Street in the late 1800s.
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The 1916 date is interesting.
Apart from being quite late for that traditional style of warehouse, it was right in the middle of World War I.