Save Newmarket Square from greedy developers
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Our beloved Newmarket Square, home to the Dublin Food Coop, Dublin Flea Market, Fusion Sundays World Market, and Pure Vintage Market, is under threat by greedy developers.
Three new planning applications with Dublin City Council have been submitted by "Newmarket Partnership PM Ltd" aka Martin Creedon and Robin Simpson.
Despite DFC's crucial role in building Ireland's organic movement and providing healthy food to the Dublin 8 community, Creedon doubled her rent this year, forcing the 30+ year old cooperative to drain her savings even though he made millions off his recent Teeling's and student housing deals. At the end of this year, he is forcing DFC to leave her home of ten years, putting her future as well as the Flea, Fusion, and Vintage markets in doubt.
Newmarket Square has been overrun by for-profit businesses that consolidate our community wealth into the hands of a few.
If these planning applications are successful, they will bring a giant hotel and expensive retail space that local social enterprises like the Coop and Flea can't afford.
Join us to save the soul of Newmarket Square on Facebook and Twitter. In addition to supporting this petition, file an observation about the planning applications by 8 August and be part of the consensus decision-making at the Dublin Food Coop OGM on 16 August.
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