Originally Posted by Joey leBlanc
Not in my back yard sonny Jim.... Why won't it happen?? I'm Waterford true & blue but let's face it's not a hip happening thriving metropolis & any inward investment from an outside source (with a strong track record in the field) in a new nightclub should be welcomed with open arms by everyone. After all no local investors or entrepreneurs have bothered to establish a night club in the wake of the demise of Rubys etc.
What must people visiting a supposed "city" think when they arrive & discover that there's not even a nightclub in town. Not everyone wants to be squashed into a late bar. Im aghast at all the negativity surrounding this new venue. Flabergasted in fact!
I totally agree with you about inward investment it’s good to see. BUT most clubs and pubs in the city are offering their customers very good deals they are basically enticing their customers to come out and drink in their venues with much cheaper drink and no door charge which is great to see. Money is very tight at the moment. I can see this around Waterford as im working behind a bar.
The foundry opens next Monday with a cover charge on a Monday night????? Which is €5 euros not much I know and €2 to leave your coat in. Now why should I pay this when I can walk over to Masons or an other late night bar, and get free entry and buy drink much, much cheaper and hear the same music, the Foundry are offering nothing apart from a shiny new venue. They were also asked about what offers they would give their customers. They came back with a very smart arrogant answer which is stated in this thread. Midweek there is going to be 4 to 5 late night venues open there is barely enough people out to fill one venue.
If the foundry decided to drop their cover charge some nights and do some very good drink offers then I will be first to praise them, until then they deserved to be slated. I said this before and ill say it again its Waterford they are in now NOT Carlow give people a reason to come into your venue and not rip them off and I hope the Foundry find this out the hard way