Free Parking For Limerick City Shoppers In Participating City Centre Car Parks!

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Free Parking For Limerick City Shoppers In Participating City Centre Car Parks!
Press Release
Monday, October 17th 2011

Limerick traders and participating city centre car parks have joined forces to offer a new service to provide free parking to Limerick shoppers.
Freepark Carparks Limerick is a trial initiative which aims to bring more shoppers into Limerick city centre. The scheme, which began on Monday, October 03rd, is being rolled out initially on a pilot basis with the aim of operating on a long term basis if successful.
When customers spent a set amount in participating shops, hotels, restaurants and businesses, they will be rewarded with parking vouchers, based on a minimum spend in that outlet.
The customers can redeem the voucher against their parking charge, offsetting the cost of city centre shopping.  Depending on the amount spent, shoppers may park in the 11 participating city centre car parks for free!
“Participating shops, hotels, restaurants and businesses will be indicated by a colourful window or door sticker,” explained Helen O’Donnell, chairperson Limerick City Business Association. “We’re delighted that so many retailers have come on board and we’re really happy with how the scheme is working so far. The traders are funding this scheme and fully supportive of it. Any initiative which brings people into Limerick city to shop has to be welcomed and we hope that it continues to be a success.”
Participating Limerick city retailers include Argos; Brown Thomas; Clarks Shoes; Daly’s Hardware; Diesel; Eason’s; Flowers & Things; The Gift Venue; Hamptons Grill; Helene Modes; Jack & Jones; Le Chocolat Hairdressing; Michael Gleeson Shoes; O’Mahony’s Booksellers; Pamela Scott; Savins; Seduzca; Seoidin; Specsavers; The Cornstore at Home; The Cornstore Restaurant; The Hunt Museum Restaurant; The Savoy Hotel; Tom Tailor; Tony Connolly, The Sale Shop; Stitch; Car Phone Warehouse; Newman’s Camera’s; Wacky Shoes.
Additional traders who wish to participate in the Freepark Carparks Initiative are welcome and should email economicdev@limerickcity.ie .
The following car parks are taking part in the trial Freepark Carparks initiative:
•    Arthur’s Quay Park
•    City Centre Car Park, Thomas Street
•    Q Park Car Park, Denmark Street
•    Howley’s Quay Car Park, Henry Street
•    Q Park Car Park, Harvey’s Quay, Henry Street
•    Cornmarket Square Car Park, Upper Denmark Street
•    Euro Car Park, Charlotte’s Quay
•    Euro Car Park,Steamboat Quay
•    Aviary Car Park, Mount Kennett
•    Barringtons Car Park, Sheep Street
•    Q Park Car Park, Mount Kennett

Full details of all new participating retailers and car parks will be listed on www.limerickcity.ie and on www.limerick.ie

The introduction of this trial initiative has been facilitated by Limerick City Council. The traders and car park operators wish to thank Limerick City Council for their ongoing efforts and support in the introduction of this initiative.

ENDS
Note to Editor:
Helen O’Donnell, chairperson, Limerick City Business Association is available for media interviews. She can be contacted on 087-1379908

Issued by Laura Ryan, Limerick Communications Office, 88 O’Connell Street, Limerick. 061-400010/086-6042544


Last update:17/10/2011

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