Dublin City Business Association held a seminar today in the Mansion House on ‘A Regenerated City Food Market Quarter in Dublin 1’. The seminar examined options for progressing with this project.
“The historic market area has enormous potential for redevelopment. At the heart of the area is the beautiful and historic Victorian fruit and vegetable market, which would make a fitting centre piece to the regenerated area. However, much of the surrounding area is currently neglected.
“As Lord Mayor of Dublin in 2010, I established the Lord Mayor’s Commission of Employment, which noted that the great potential of urban markets should be recognised and supported. Dublin City Council in consultation with the stakeholders should develop a policy to realise the potential of the restaurant/deli sector in the City. Moreover, consideration should be given to the development of a food tourism strategy by the relevant stakeholders within the food/tourism sectors.
“There are opportunities to create a vibrant public space around the Victorian market and to develop an artisan food quarter. The development of the area would enhance the quality of life for Dubliners and could offer opportunities for domestic producers to grow their businesses.”