Re: Re: pedestrianise Capel Street

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Originally posted by LGL

Could by ideal as on street Café setting

I am not disagreeing with you about the potential of Capel Street for future pedestrianisation, but why is there a present obsession with turning the city centre into a series of coffee shops with outdoor seats? It is almost becoming like a replacement of ‘planning for the public good’ with ‘planning for the coffee drinker’. Capel street is one of the few remaining streets in the City Centre that is not now over-run by large outlet stores (not that there is anything wrong with them). The point I am making is that Capel Street is different to other streets in the city centre and is interesting for those reasons. It is also one of the last remaining streets that is almost fully devoted to the sale of long-term practical and durable items such as furniture!

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