A new Sunday market which kicked off in Cork city yesterday has been postponed until further notice.
Organisers of the Marina Market on the Centre Park Road took to Twitter to thank the public for their support at the launch yesterday but stated that a decision has been made to "take a step back" for the time being.
"The people of Cork have shown the city is ready for the Marina Market – the cosmopolitan continental style weekend market that 'a city rising', needs and deserves.
"As Covid-19 continues to challenge us in uncharted waters, we and our stakeholders believe it is appropriate to postpone the Sunday Market until a comprehensive solution for what is a vibrant, exciting addition to Cork is found.
"We and all our stallholders were massively encouraged by the level of support for Sunday's market.
"For now, we must take a step back and plan how we can deliver a market experience people so obviously crave," they said.
The new market, located on part of the old Ford factory, had created much excitement yesterday and organisers were quick to reassure people that this is not the end of the road.
"Sunday was just the beginning of what we hope will be a great adventure on the city's doorstep.
"We have ambitious and exciting plans to make the Marina Market an integral part of the life the city and the thousands of visitors that come to our city every year," they said.
Organisers say they will update the public on news of when the Marina Market will reopen on their Twitter page, Marina Market Cork.