"One thing's for certain, we would not be here without the people of Cork".
After a long road of rejected applications and threat of closure, Cork's Marina Market has been given the planning go-ahead by the council and will continue trading from its unique city location.
This is the market's second planning application after being turned down by the council last year, and The Examiner has reported that the venue will undergo a substantial multi-million euro investment now that planning has been secured.
The quayside market opened on Centre Park Road in the city in 2020, and is a pandemic baby that's really stood the test of time with an extensive selection of food and coffee stalls, an extreme dog-friendly policy and all-round good community vibe. With over 40 food vendors, craft stalls and special events such as Dog Fest, a Barbie Roller Disco and seasonal pumpkin patches, Marina Market is central to the city's food and drink scene and a go-to spot for many each weekend.
In a video confirming the news on Instagram, Marina Market reflected on their last three years in business and thanked the people of Cork for their consistent support.
Both planning applications were lodged by CPR Properties and in a planning statement shared by the Examiner, it was said that the city council should “embrace development proposals which will add to the unique selling point and quality of life offering of the city”.
Planners on behalf of CPR Properties also described the market as a Cork “phenomenon” that would encourage tourism in the city, while not taking away from city centre attractions.
Header image via Instagram/marinamarketcork