The Irish Architecture Foundation's July Reimagine Café provides an opportunity for people to come together to reimagine the future of retail in Clonmel town centre in a creative environment.
As part of the Clonmel Junction Arts Festival, this café will meet in the former Superquinn shopping centre. Together, we will ponder and discuss a question facing many towns around Ireland: what happens when the shops sell up?
Trade has been a primary function of most of our towns, yet with the prevalence of cars, out-of-town retail and online shopping, many places face a major crisis of vacancy and dereliction. Could a thoughtful refocus on lived-in, walkable urban communities create a new era for the Irish town?
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