New pop-up shop opens on Patrick Street

New pop-up shop opens on Patrick Street
Picture David Creedon / Anzenberger

Patrick Street has a new temporary tenant with an official Liverpool Football Club (FC) Shop opening on Saturday, August 29.

The shop, which will be selling official merchandise of the 2020 Premier League winners, is said to be remaining open until Christmas.

This is the second time Liverpool FC have opened a pop up in Cork, last year opening a store on Maylor Street in Autumn 2019.

Fine Gael Councillor Des Cahill tweeted to say it was good to see a vote of confidence in Cork City Centre in these challenging times.

Speaking to The Echo, the councillor said it was a balancing act between occupying space on the street and not jeopardising other retailers.

“There is two trains of thought here are they fair on existing shops, do they match existing shops in what they sell, you would be very cautious of having a pop-up shop that was only selling what everyone else is selling.

“That aside there is nothing worse than seeing an empty shop, after the last crash we looked to landlords to give the space up for art, click and collect, things like that.” Mr Cahill praised shop owners for opening their doors at a time like this.

“We have to be imaginative about how we use empty buildings and empty shops, I’m glad to see some people are brave enough and credit to the people who do open a shop, it’s a brave thing to do, there are no guarantees and the city needs people in there shopping.”

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