rumpelstiltskin wrote:Eden Quay shouldn't be a shithole, but you seem to be suggesting that it should be left as it is instead of improved. There needs to be a master plan for the entire stretch of quays on both sides from O'Connell Bridge to the Customs House, ideally involving pedestrianising the whole stretch. A new Abbey Theatre would be an ideal contribution to this process of improvement.
Yeah some places are always going to be shitholes. Especially one with a dead string of shopfronts and a transient population of bus commuters who only come to Eden Quay to leave it.
And its hinterland? The equally dead Lower Abbey St and Lower Marlborough St.
Can we also move on from the notion that theatres are forums where masses of the People come to congregate and watch fine acting? It's primarily an elitist activity. More people use the GPO Arcade than would ever use the Abbey Theatre on the same site.