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The night-time economy

  • 29-09-2021 7:11pm
    Registered Users Posts: 8,687 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh

    OK, so I just browsed this article from RTE News, about opening up museums later in the evening, to support the night-time economy.

    And it got me thinking about this concept: the night-time (or evening) economy. Nightclubs, it seems to me, have been in decline, even prior to the pandemic. There is a lull in the cities after 6 or 7pm, and then a big, mostly alcohol driven, pickup after 9pm.

    Do we need a space for citizens to socialise in our city centres, during that evening period? Can it be safe and inviting? What is there to do? What are the local economic effects?

    The weekends seem to be so busy, but the evenings during the week I see people pack into the only coffee place that stays open till 9, so there is demand.

    How can we bring new life into the town or city, after the close of work?