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@A-ha wrote:

Thanks and yes, I suppose it’s no wonder Woolworths left Cork at that particular time. Urban transport keeps coming up again and again when it comes to Cork. I’ve seen villages with better transport links than what we have. Fingers crossed it will improve over the next few years.

You make it sound as if U.K. High Streets are bad. Yes I think it will be a terribly sad day when Roches closes its doors, but when it comes to it, people want those British stores that are popping up everywhere, without having to go to London for the day shopping. Next, Debenhams, River Island, Argos…. what city doesn’t want to attract these? I think the crime of it is, is that they are all located on Patrick St. They would be far more suited to out of town shopping centres and leave home grown stores to Pana (excluding Dunnes and their manky green signage, those I’m just plain sick of). Oliver Plunkett St. is my favourite street in Cork. It’s one local shop after another and they are all thriving. It’s sort of a Catch 22 though, because if you take the popular stores out of Patrick St……. then who will shop there?

Its great to have the local stores thriving in Cork but the neglect of the upper storys of their buildings all over the city is adding to their unnattractivness as a shop as one thing that the UK stores do is at least re-paint the facades.
Whats the storey with the 1200mmhigh steel bollards on Oliver Plunkett Street ? They have been left there for 18 months and are terrible.

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