When life gives you lemons… throw a lemonade party.
That’s the vibe on Cork’s embattled North Main Street this weekend, where businesses have come up with a unique way to highlight that the street is very much open for business following a building collapse earlier this month.
At least two of the buildings extending from number 62 to number 65 North Main Street are currently being stabilised and may eventually require demolition, but while there is still no through traffic, the street is open to pedestrians, bicycles and has delivery access.
Taking advantage of the temporarily pedestrianised road for the second time this summer, Saturday, July 13th will see North Main Street come alive with a ukulele sing-along and D’Uke A Desmond’s Big Open Songbook.
@NorthMainCork traders & residents & City Council @CorkHealthyCity will hold another fun event this Sat as North Main St very much open for business despite traffic restrictions #cork @CBA_cork @StPetersCork @bradleys_offlic @corkcitycentre pic.twitter.com/DsiuSBUh9R
— Cork City Council (@corkcitycouncil) July 8, 2019
Later Damien of Cork Ghost Tours will be performing his hilarious Shakespeare spoof of Romeo & Juliet and Cork Healthy City will be setting up an urban playground for kids to enjoy in the weekend sunshine.
If you’re in the neighbourhood, check out Old Town Taqueria for grub – fresh tacos served hot at BDSM, Bradley’s for all your weekend craft boozing needs and Priory for a coffee.
There’s even a Saturday craft market happening at St Peter’s from 11am to 4.30pm (more on that here).
Follow @NorthMainCork on Twitter for updates.