No dedicated security no.@BUG ...Is there no security about the place to enforce a no ball games policy or similar?
It's a very nice hotel though, stayed there a couple of times in the last few months. Bar is way overpriced. I know it's par for the course for hotel bars, but you'd think with so many places around they'd respond to competition a little. I guess some people are just terminally lazy.The other week there was a bunch of Asian guys playing cricket on the tarmacked bit beside the Titanic Slipways. They were actually quite good at cricket and had developed quite an audience.... although I don't think the owners of the cars parked would have been too appreciative of their cricketing skillz, lol.
But yeah that Ramada Bar attracts a certain crowd for some reason...
Don't be daft! In this city, we develop on sites with existing buildings, and leave the car parks untouched!That ugly carpark....
That ugly fence with barbed-wire ontop...
Can someone please buy it and build something nice on it.... preferably nice apartments with ground floor bars and restaurants.
That development is further up the street, closer to Dunbar Link.Isn't this where Lacuna is building thon rental only resi development, or am I bit out?
It's used solely for Education Authority employees and vehicles, it's not open to the paying public.I'm half sure the Education owners have done the maths, and I assume the income from the site means it's still financially acceptable to 'hodl' and wait to either sell it off.
Perhaps you should email the organisers of CN 18 and ask them to lay on a few thousand free car parking spaces, preferably right outside the doors of the clubs, bars, venues and events.For something like the upcoming Culture Night, plenty of people from outside the Metro catchment area want to come, aren't drinking, and want to be somewhere near the festivities but able to leave to go home whenever. Making sure that use case is not only possible but can grow in line with population, and popularity, is vital - and ensure it's not all "just get the bus!" rants whenever anyone discusses the real need to service drivers for whom public transport isn't a good fit.
I think MAC, and plenty of those venues would actually find that pretty sweet actually! Customers, and their sober drivers... easy access for future residents... by jove, I think you're onto a winner there - thanks!Perhaps you should email the organisers of CN 18 and ask them to lay on a few thousand free car parking spaces, preferably right outside the doors of the clubs, bars, venues and events.
I'm sure they'd be delighted to help with that request.... *points you towards the thousands of parking spaces in St Annes Sq, Castlecourt, Hi-Park, Victoria Sq, The Tannery etc etc*
Isn't what you suggested there Royal Exchange?you could have the exit for the car park (a la Victoria Sq) exit up and out into a beautifully lit and spacious square in front of the cathedral, in the middle of everything you could possibly want in the area... and the street between the back corner of the square and Garfield St opened up as well. Lots of LEB glowing lamp posts. Boom