Well, this will be different…
Local residents of Dublin’s inner-city, Dorset Street, have just set out to overhaul the area along with business group Dubhlin.
Well, what’s their overall objective, simply put it is to return the Dorset area to its former glory by getting rid of the vacant buildings, adult shops and certain takeaways, with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, showing his support for such plans.
For those of you who don’t know, Dorset Street used to be a very popular shopping district until the removal of the tramline in the 50’s. Since then it is safe to say that the area has slowly started to decline.
With Tony Kelly, from the Lower Dorset Street Community Group saying that “Dorset Street is the gateway to the city from the Northside and the gateway to Georgian Dublin but it’s a gateway that’s looking old and creaky.”
The new plans drawn up by Kelliher Miller Architects would also see the creation of cycle lanes, better and wider footpaths, as well restoring shopfronts and the vacant floors of their buildings in order to turn it into a “culinary destination”. (Credit Lovin Dublin).
But not everyone is a fan, what do you think?
You can get falafel, sushi from a Brazilian restaurant, curry, Chinese, chipper and deli sandwiches on Dorset St now, it’s already a culinary hub. Fucking snobbery. https://t.co/hD3cN62jsh
— Cathy (@FathyClynn) October 25, 2018
This has been one of my routes home for most of my life and in that time all attempts to posh it up have failed (Kavanagh’s didn’t last long and it was lovely) so I don’t fancy their chances. https://t.co/4NfvHgfF2u
— Anna Carey (@urchinette) October 25, 2018