Ten units will be built on the site in Portlaoise instead.
A Laois site previously earmarked to become a pub will now be converted into ten apartments instead.
The accommodation is located at the back of the Parkside Shopping Centre in Portlaoise.
Conditional permission has been granted by Laois County Council after developers Nyquist Property Limited cited the lack of footfall in the area as a reason to question the viability of a licensed premises.
15 conditions have been attached to the development.