Re: Re: Developments in Cork

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@goldiefish wrote:

Another way of saying that would be the closer to the truth, “city centre is dead”. Nobody is going to the city centre any more, at least not in the same numbers as five or ten years ago. The scene before christmas made this more obvious. No traffic problems different to any normal shopping day. Oliver plunkett st as it stands is killing business. Shops can only accept deliveries before 11am. Loading bays in abundance along the street remain empty after that. The deliveries who arrive after 11am are forced to park on Patrick st, near Princes st, and usually encroach on the Taxi rank there.

Couldn’t disagree with you more. I (as someone who lives in the city centre, and has done for most of the last 10 years) think there’s a buzz about the city that’s been absent for as long as I can remember, and I’m not just talking about the recent Christmas rush.

Add in the new shopping developments (Academy St. and Cornmarket St being the most immediate); and the hundreds of new apartments in the pipeline for the city centre (again, notably the two developments above, and Eglington St.) means there will be a lot of extra shopping options, and a lot of extra shoppers for whom traffic/parking isn’t an issue in town.

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