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I checked my post last night and I got a fancy looking letter also. The letter was indeed a stylish affair! 😀 I’m looking forward to getting the invite next, will have to make a trip down to Cork to check it out. The gardens so sound impressive, wonder what the price range the apts will be going for though!June 23, 2008 at 10:04 am in reply to: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ? #755078
Hey there – read an interesting article in the Business supplement of the Sunday Times y’day. It was about the retail environment here at the mo and going forward. Was saying how the likes of Arcadia (Topshop etc) may be looking at their Irish strategy, and there was a rumour they were pulling out of the new Scoth Hall shopping centre in Drogheda. Anyways, it said that there’s too many shops here at the mo and more planned which is dodge. Said that Limerick has too many shops / shopping centres in the pipeline etc….. Just wondering what the feeling is out there? I would presume that the developers wouldn’t let that happen….but I’m not familiar with how they do business. The plans for the Opera Centre look great, and would be a great edition to the city. But if the economy keeps going the way it is – retail sales decreasing month on month, and footfall decreasing also, then perhaps alot of the proposed centres will not go ahead / bigger names won’t occupy the centres etc….
I was home in Cork for the first time in a couple of months. Arrived on the bus from the Dunkettle side – as we came into the city the new tower looked really impressive. It was getting dark but the lights around it looked well. I reckon it will look great when finished.
I heard Sligo being referred to as ‘Sligo City’ last week on the radio! I laughed. – Has nothing to do with the title of this thread, but just continuing on from previous comments.
I hear TK Maxx are interested in opening a store in the city centre. They are in talks with the Owen O’Callaghan. Also, I’ve heard the Savoy was sold – I hope it’ll be retained as a music venue. Cork seems to be really lacking in quality venues / clubs….ie. a good choice. Still going mad the Bodega is going to converted into retail!:(
Hey Bosco, is that tower image the Riverpoint building in Limerick by any chance??
Just heard that he bought the Coal Quay too! Exciting times a head! Major retail developments coming on board hopefully. Let’s see what happens with the old Capitol Cinema next!
I’ve just heard that O’Callaghans have bought the Bodega. It’s meant to be closing next weekend!A great venue for Cork gone! Although who knows what’s in store for the site! Maybe he’s going to try and buy up that side of the Coal Quay for development seeing as the other side is going to be retail!
According to the front of the Echo (online) it says Cork transport is getting a â‚¬68m boost, mainly for County projects. But over â‚¬2m has been allocated for the rest of the Grand Parade project. Does anyone have pics of what the Grand Parade should look like when complete – or even a discription?:rolleyes:
I know that the answer to my question is all over this thread, but I’ve been searching for the past while and I can’t seem to find it! Probably due to staring at a computer screen all day! I am wondering what is the total sq footage being created by the Academy street development and the Cornmarket street development? Any news on prospective tenants? Habitat has been thrown around before. Also any update on the Grand Parade hotel site? I was in Cork during “The Christmas” but never got a chance to check that one out!
It was great being home last week, town was buzzing and looked great. Rory Gallagher place / around by The Raven etc all really lively! The OPC street lights grew on me after a few days. Will they be a permanent fixture? I appreciate Cork alot more now that I’m living in Dublin for 2 years!!:) Easier to get around to shops, good buzz and slightly cheaper! 🙂
I’ve heard a rumour – just a rumour that McDonalds in Winthorp St. may be going on sale! I’d say if it’s true then maybe BT’s might try and snap it up! Interesting eh! Sure we’ll wait and see!:rolleyes:
Regarding outdoor seating – I quite like it! It adds a European air to the city centre. I don’t think Cork is over run with outdoor seating areas. Paul St / French Church St is navigable! Have you ever seen Grafton St on a Saturday afternoon with street performers everywhere!! That’s crowded!! But it makes for a great atmosphere! 🙂
Also, I’d love to see a landmark building on the Blackpool site! Something impressive that welcomes people to the city! Limerick is going up – so should Cork 🙂
I’ve used the new Fermoy by-pass a couple of times now and each time I’m still blinded by the lights as I approach the toll. I can’t see what the symbols are over each lane so I just randomly end up at a toll booth and hope it’s the one where I can just throw the money in! 🙂 Does anyone else have the same issue?:o
Does anyone have any pics of the Coal Quay developments or any idea of what kind of shops will be going there? A Habitat would go down well I’d say 🙂
I only had “hand luggage” so i didn’t notice the lack of storage – good point. As for the “bumpy ride” – a couple of times I noticed it, but I didn’t think it was anything out of the ordinary. Actually an annoucement was made that “We’d be shortly arriving in Dublin, earlier than expected.”
People got up straight away, clammering to get their bags and move to the doors – of course we crawled most of the way through Dublin so we may have arrived a few mins early but the annoucement was made away too early. Suppose it’s like on a plane – and the second the plane stops moving people jump off their seats! 🙂
I got the train to Dublin for the 1st time in over a year at the weekend. On the way down I had the usual old train, but on the way up I had the luck to get the new train! I was really impressed. I like the automated PA, seats were comfortable etc. I loved the 2 seaters – more private, so I could snooze away! lol The only thing was the counter where you can buy food at the top of the train was out of sandwiches, hot food etc. Just danishes and bars! Sure I suppose it is one of the busiest trains in the country on a Sunday heading to Dublin – sure what’s the point of having excess food!
Does anyone have a pic of the POC listed building on Custom Quay handy? I can’t quite picture it! 😮
The fact that you don’t like Tynan’s design does not make it bad architecture. What is truly “embarrassing” is to read subjective ranting on a site that is supposed to be for serious architectural criticism. I am not surprised that you find it an effort to “keep it up”.
This site is for architects AND anyone with an opinion. I may not be an architect but I am quite capable of judging what I feel to be an attractive building or not. I don’t look at a building like Victoria Mills and say “Hmm…doesn’t look nice, looks quite old fashioned, but era it’s probably really environmentally friendly and the ecustics must be amaaaazing!”
You’ve a fair point, but I’m entitled to mine – I respect your opinion but I really do think that VIc Mills “flats” are embarassing and bland.
(Excuse me for continuing a conversation which is not directly related to the Eglington St. development!)
Fair point – but we have to keep up our opinions so that buildings like Vic.Mills never become a reality again! They’ve won awards but in my opinon – what an utter disgrace and embarrassment to the city-scape!:mad: