Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Take away too many historic buildings and the city just becomes *randomcookiecutterUKhighstreetstyle”.
The Opera Centre will just be filled with the same rubbish UK high street shop chains anyways. At least the city centre still has a lot of independent retailers and places where you can purchase particular things without having to go ordering online (and even that is pathetic here in Ireland). A pity we can’t have proper shops like on the Continent, and real department stores. Not yet more rubbish shopping malls and retail parks. We’ve had the Celtic Tiger – what more do we have to do to get decent retail? It’s getting worse the more shops that open – not better. All these UK chains sell the same mass market tat anyway.
Why not some new landmark buildings for the city centre, allowing larger retailers such as European-style department stores, instead of a crummy Arthur’s Quay Mark II?