Local Business, Galway Chamber of Commerce, Local and National Policymakers
A city centre full-week indoor municipal food market for Galway City would be developed. This market would be run by the City Council and offer a space for local food producers and retailers. There are many positive aspects to such a project including: tourism potential; employment creation; local economy (keeping money in the local economy); it would serve as a test bed for new enterprises (affordable rents for start-ups); relatively low cost (especially if retrofitting an existing building); social aspect (cafés, place to visit); environmental aspect (food miles, sustainability etc.); rejuvenation of a local urban area; good planning practice (city centre instead of increased suburban sprawl); strengthen local food security.
English Market, Cork City
La Boqueria Market, Barcelona, Catalonia/Spain