One of the frequent issues that local politicians and business leaders have addressed in recent years is the importance of boosting footfall and injecting new energy into Waterford city centre.
At night, the city is one of the quieter in the country, partly (but not exclusively) due to the traditional 5.30/6pm closing time of the vast majority of its retail stores.
And while much work is being done behind the scenes to bring about a change to that tradition (opening later, thus closing later), Waterford’s hosting of a conference focusing on city centre vibrancy is considered timely.
Titled ‘Regeneration – Opportunities for Growth’, the Waterford Chamber-backed conference will be held at the Theatre Royal on September 23rd, in association with Waterford City Council and the City Enterprise Board.
“Regional cities are facing new challenges in their social, economic and physical make-up,” according to Waterford Chamber President Tom Murran.
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