The latest guest curator of the pivotdublin.com blog, le cool Dublin, posed a number of questions about developments going on in the city in their final posts. Here on the City Architects blog we provide some hopefuly useful answers in this and the next few posts. First up was the question of markets.
The Council’s Development Department manage the City Fruit and Veg Markets off Capel Street and are leading on plans for their refurbishment and upgrading as a retail market. Currently painting and electrical upgrades are being carried out while working around a busy wholesale functioning market operating in the building. The intention is to open up the building to retail when renovations and upgrades of service facilities are more advanced. We have previously put information up about the project up here and here.
On a related markets matter, The City Council currently have a call out for Expressions of Interest to run specialty or casual markets at a number of locations around the city. These are: Smithfield, Wolfe Tone Park, Coppinger Row (Sunday only), East Essex Street, Lotts, Cathedral Street, South William Street, Anglesea Street. You can find out more from the Casual Trading Section.