Absolutely, indeed bookstalls, coffee-sellers etc could all have their place in this scheme.
But rebuilding the mall from Parnell down to Henry St, in its original position, would break the length of the street, ruining its continuity - and have litttle relevance today, as none of the original streetscape remains with the exception of one house.
Building a mall the whole way down, over the bridge and in a modern manner is a different idea entirely - and a better different idea at that!
Integrating O' Connell Bridge into the street has always been a problem, with the Eden Quay/Bachelors Walk axis breaking the link.
This median park could join them up nicely.
Sorry James, I though you were representing An Taisce from a previous thread - nice to know the CCBA at least cared for its environs long before it became fashionable to be involved in 'regeneration'.