A Blot on the Horizon;
valley of the Malls
|Horizon Mall Site 2014. Image taken by photographer Patrick Edmund Lynch patricklynch.ie|
|Courtesy of Google Maps|
B= Parkway Retail Park (TKMaxx, Currys, Homebase, Elverys, Carpet Right)
C= Childers Road Retail Park (another Dunnes Stores, Next, Burton, Wallis, Evans, Dorothy Perkins, Heatons, Argos, Maplin, Boots, KFC, Costa, Pizza Hut, Smyths Toystore, Harry Corry and Lifestyle Sports).
D= Horizon Mall site. As you can see on Google maps this looks like the last vestiges of a war zone. We are told will have its anchor Marks & Spencers with its 100,000 sq ft store but what else? Will it not just be a duplication of all the British and American chains we already possess in these parks not to mention the Crescent Shopping centre?
|Aerial view of Childers Road Retail Park. Image taken from childersroad.ie|