Cork city - New CAPITOL Development opening .. Im disappointed

robut

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Here is a pic of the old Capitol Cinema:



And here is the Facade of the new development on the Grand Parade:



Then the Facade on the Patricks street entrance opposite the old Pavilion Cinema building:



Here is an article discussing tenants:

Stores in The Capitol confirmed; Oyster Tavern to reopen | Irish Examiner

I have no issue with the office space - Facebook, Huawei, Alien Vault .. great news for Cork City.

Its the RETAIL thats disappointing. The original idea apparently was that it would be a food hall with small stores, cafes and the like linked into the English Market.

Unfortunately this is now not the case. Instead we will have more track suits and homeware. Just two stores.

A large LIFESTYLE SPORTS ( who will then close their other 3 retail outlets around the city ). And HomeSense, TK Maks Homeware offshoot. Thats it folks .. to me a big letdown for a place that has huge potential with the original intention. Not very ambitious retail wise for such a central spot in Cork City?

Ground Floor - Lifestyle Sports
First Floor - Lifestyle Sports & Homesense
Second Floor - Huawei & AlienVault
Fourth Floor - Facebook
 
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Food hall proposal for Cork's Capitol site abandoned | Irish Examiner

The developers behind the €50m regeneration of the landmark Capitol cinema site in Cork City have abandoned plans for a food hall in favour of more retail and office space.

John Cleary Developments (JCD) said following extensive research, and a national and international marketing campaign for the proposed food hall, it emerged that without state-sponsored support, it would not be commercially viable. JCD said planning restrictions around hot food and take-out offerings were also prohibitive.
The firm said concerns were raised by market trader representatives about the potential impact the food hall may have on the historic market.
So after extensive research we have ended up with track suits and homeware .. classy!
 

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The pana entrance looks nice. Don't think the pic of the other facade does it justice. Hope it doesn't end up like the savoy.
 

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What struck me when I stood looking at it on Grand Parade recently was how they were allowed build anything that swamped the English Market like that?
 

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What struck me when I stood looking at it on Grand Parade recently was how they were allowed build anything that swamped the English Market like that?
Presumably it doesn't swamp it any more than the last one did? Or are you referring to the original as well?
 

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The pana entrance looks nice. Don't think the pic of the other facade does it justice. Hope it doesn't end up like the savoy.
Another REAL picture of PANA Entrance:




By use of the word entrance you are implying it is an entrance into a center? Im afraid not, their is no shop center to enter into. In fact I think this will be the entrance into the new Oyster Tavern restaurant, thats it!
 

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Another REAL picture of PANA Entrance:




By use of the word entrance you are implying it is an entrance into a center? Im afraid not, their is no shop center to enter into. In fact I think this will be the entrance into the new Oyster Tavern restaurant, thats it!
Glad to hear the oyster tavern is opening again. Had my first ever pint in there!
 

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very ugly looking building... zero imagination...
We don't do aesthetics in Ireland.

We specialise in destroying stuff, building sh!te to replace it and then valuing the sh!te at ludicrous prices...

It happens all over the place... Dublin has been f***ed up for decades by clueless gobsh!tes who appreciate nothing...

Having said that... the old Capitol was a hidieous piece of crap...

Sad but typical that more effort wasn't put into its replacement...

It might look better at night with some decent lighting... but probably not.
 

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We don't do aesthetics in Ireland.

We specialise in destroying stuff, building sh!te to replace it and then valuing the sh!te at ludicrous prices...

It happens all over the place... Dublin has been f***ed up for decades by clueless gobsh!tes who appreciate nothing...

Having said that... the old Capitol was a hidieous piece of crap...

Sad but typical that more effort wasn't put into its replacement...
To be fair, its a huge improvement on what was there before.
 

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Glad to hear the oyster tavern is opening again. Had my first ever pint in there!
Yeah .. from article in OP:

Cork’s famous Oyster Tavern bar and restaurant is set to reopen by the June bank holiday weekend, as news comes that the €50m Capitol development is 80% let.

Set to take over at the Oyster Tavern on Market Lane off St Patrick St, next to the English Market, is multi-pub and restaurant operator Alan Clancy, who owns a string of Dublin venues such as House on Leeson St, 37 Dawson Street, and Ivy.
 

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Glad to hear the oyster tavern is opening again. Had my first ever pint in there!
I don't ever remember it. When did it close?

Not living in Cork anymore, I feel like WB Yeats at Coole whenever I go home for a visit.
 

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...which I acknowledged...

The lack of a focal point on the new build makes it look very bland...

The clock is pathetically small too.
Yeah, the clock looks like it came from Ikea's cityscapes collection.
 


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