Following the closure of its Newmarket Square premises in late May, the Green Door Market has announced that it is re-locating to Bluebell.
It was forced to relocate, alongside other Sunday markets, after being given an eviction notice by the owners of the Newmarket Square.
The premises were granted planning permission for an extensive regeneration last July, with works beginning on the site imminently.
Last July, planning applications were submitted to Dublin City Council to redevelop the lands facing Newmarket Square by Newmarket Partnership.
These plans are for several changes in the area, including the building of new offices, a hotel and a micro-brewery.
The initial announcement of the closure brought great sadness to regular patrons of the markets, with many people on social media commenting how they’d miss the atmosphere and produce that the Sunday markets in Newmarket brought.
With its relocation to Bluebell, on the outskirts of the city in Inchicore, Green Door Market is returning to a former place of market glory.
Up until the 1950s, the Bluebell site was home to a market, garden and farming community.
Other markets that ran in Newmarket Square, including the well-known Dublin Flea Market, The Brocante and Fusion Sundays, have yet to find suitable premises to relocate to.
Some of the markets have mentioned that they will have news of a new location soon, while others are still on the hunt for somewhere suitable.
Founded in 2014 by two couples – Deirdre O’Sullivan, Norman Kenny, Christy and Mary Stapleton – Green Door Market sell a range of organic produce, from fruit and vegetables to plants and flowers.
News of the announcement of the relocation comes as Bord Bia’s latest figures show that 70% of Irish people are buying organic produce.
The Green Door Market customers will all receive a €5 voucher for coffee and delicious food at the new headquarters, and true to its history, the actual “Green Door” from the original market entrance will be installed at the new location at Bluebell.