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Tag: Mart site Nov. 14 2011

The times they are a changin’

A very Happy 2012 to all my readers.

Here is a sign of things to come.

Privatisation has come to Listowel Town Council. All the town council refuse bins are now rebranded with the KWD logo. Soon a Listowel Town Council bin will be a relic of another era.

The site of the old mart is cleared for development. This is how it looked on a wet December day.


A feature of the recession is the emergence of the “pop up shop”.

These are two examples of the phenomenon in Listowel.

update on the mart site

I went out and about with camera this fine Monday morning and I called in to review progress on the clearing of the mart.

From the gate near Spar it looks like this

When I went inside this is what I saw

Kinda sad, really!

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