It was with regret that we saw last Saturday that the Tramore indoor market had closed over the past weekend. Traders that were still interested in carrying on business moved to the Street market on Priest Road which has been going successfully.
A number of locals spoke about the closure of the indoor market and how it had become a good place to go on Saturdays, have a coffee or breakfast in the former garage on Main St. his had been previously been a carpet warehouse as well as a garage and then a tyre centre. revival of the street market would be welcomed,said one long term Tramore resident.
Earlier the street market had been in the old Londis store but due to the bank taking possession and putting it up for sale, it had to move. Perhaps with the summer season coming up, the market could be revived. In these days of recession more and more people will be coming up with ideas of how to sell goods and make money. The successes of markets in other towns like Carrick and Dungarvan is an example for Tramore.
The issue was raised at the monthly meeting of Waterford Leader partnership on Monday night last in Dungarvan by Independent Councillor Joe Conway. On foot of the discussion, he secured an agreement from the partnership that they would investigate the possibility of working with market partners with a view to setting up a plan in conjunction with the Enterprise Board to revive it, pointed out Cllr Conway, who is working behind the scenes on the issue.
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