Thursday, December 13, 2007

If IKEA came to this town

Part of the main news tonight was that IKEA opened in Belfast. The predicted hordes didn't show (a sign of economic slow down perchance?) The part of the news that didn't mention was that the plans to open such a shop in Dublin is still stalled.

Well right now a new motorway (more M8, but at least its a more usable lenght) is being built between Cork and Cashel. So there is prime retail land for a major superstore which could be built in Cork (or South Tipperary). Add on and off ramps to the motorway (with a long extra lane, an piles of hard shoulder to take the strain) and it might be viable.

And of course, having something like that in Cork (or South Tipperary) before Dublin is something which would make county hall cackle.

How do you go about checking if its viable?

take care,
Will

update : following this shot I wonder if we could get Harney and O'Keeffe on the couch?

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2 Comments:

Blogger grannymar said...

But...but that might be a sensible idea Will, to open Ikea south west of Dublin.

10:03 a.m., December 14, 2007  
Blogger cork-host said...

Can Ireland support 2 IKEA (IKEAs?) ?
Well not that close to each other, but spread them out.. and it might work.

As for South West of Dublin... Do you really want IKEA that close to Elly?

8:49 p.m., December 14, 2007  

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