Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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I’d agree with that but ony up to a point. Some stores lend themsleves more to the suburbs like hardware etc, stuff that you need to put in the boot of your car.
As for Limerick in the old days it was a compact city with people living in or near the city. Now like every where else the population is in the suburbs or beyond in their one off bungalows with poor transport links to the city centre. The plebs associate the city centre with high car parking charges and are often happier to go the Cresent SC or wherever.
Of course this is a pity and a threat to the city centre, one only needs to look at some US cities to see how the economic and social life of some city centres has been killed by white flight to the suburbs and inner city neglect. Don’t think it’s as bad here but we need to be careful.