A planning application has been submitted to turn one of Belfast’s newest favourites, Common Market, into a short-stay car park.
Plans to turn Common Market in Belfast city centre into a car park have been submitted by Conway Estates Ltd.
Situated in the old Arnott’s Fruit Warehouse, Common Market has brought something a little different to the city.
Since opening, it has become a very popular spot in the city with several food vendors, two bars, private events, and live music from Thursday to Sunday.
Plans submitted to turn popular Belfast spot into car park – the market was approved on a temporary basis
When Common Market was granted approval, it was done so on a temporary basis for a period of two years. The market has now been open since summer 2021.
Last month, Common Market won Belfast Chamber’s Business Award for Best New Business. This is a testament to the breath of fresh air the market has introduced to Belfast.
It has been a place where local businesses have been given a platform to thrive and display what they have on offer.
Common Market – a welcome addition to the city
Since its opening in July 2021, Common Market has been a welcome addition to the city. There is a very European feel about the place.
Thanks to the range of different food stalls on offer, it has become a popular spot for a chilled lunch as well as a pint and some grub in the evenings.
The local vendors and restaurants within the market showcase cuisines from around the world.
These include Oui Poutine with Canada’s national dish, Lasa Filipino Fusion bringing us delicious Southeast Asian dishes, Baps by Freight, Hey Chick, Moon Gelato, and many more.
Vendors told Belfast Live previously that Common Market is like “one big family” as the many businesses come together to support each other.
Market turned car park – could this be the end of Common Market?
Many people took to starting their own businesses since Covid lockdowns. Common Market has been a real nod to that.
Now, a planning application has been submitted to turn Common Market into a car park.
Conway Estates Ltd has submitted an application to Belfast City Council to turn the market into a short-stay car park on the ground floor.