I have written previously on the closure of Incide and Fitzgerald Electrical. Despite not being a customer, the closure this week of Crowleys Music Centre is beginning to feel like my ‘Network’-point.
I am from Cork City. For the vast majority of my life, I have lived no further than a walk of 15 minutes from St. Patrick’s Bridge. I like Cork City. I am biased.
Little Island, like many others, you could add to this list the benefit of rates reduction.
The RDJ website indicates that they have a staff of 120 in their Cork office. If one assumes that each member of staff might spend an average of €10 each working day on lunch, coffee, provisions or other purchases close to their place of work, a total of over €300,000 per annum has been taken out of the City Centre economy. The actual figure may be less or may be more.
I am disappointed with RDJ for the effect of this reduction in City Centre trade.
I am disappointed with Cork City Council for not encouraging suitable accommodation to be constructed in the City Centre.
I am disappointed with Cork County Council for their rates charges and planning strategy which is attracting businesses and the associated commercial spin-off from the City Centre to the areas within the County Council
on the periphery of the City.
I wonder as to the future of Cork City Centre.
I hope that others with much more influence that my little blog are beginning to get mad as hell and they are not going to take it anymore.