Renewed calls to make Parnell St Chinatown

by Sylvia Pownall
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ALMOST 1,200 people have signed an online petition calling for a ‘Chinatown’ archway to Parnell Street – but some are worried it will “disrespect” other cultures.
Local traders believe the area should be actively marketed by Dublin City Council to boost business and tourism.
They cite international cities including Liverpool, London, San Francisco and New York as prime examples of booming Chinatowns.
However, some city councillors want the proposal changed to make it more inclusive.
Cllr Gary Gannon it was worth marking the area in some way but he feared a Chinatown gate could “disrespect” other cultures on the north inner city street.

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