Pop-Up Street Food And Independent Retail Market Proposed For Belfast's Bankmore Square
Belfast-based software company Kainos will temporarily lease its Bankmore Square site in the city to social enterprise Box Office, which is proposing opening a pop-up street food and independent retail market on the site in September.
As reported by The Irish News, Box Office is planning to host an assortment of food and independent retail vendors in shipping containers, giving start-ups an opportunity to sell their products.
Any rent received by Kainos will reportedly be donated to charities supporting those in food poverty.
Box Office Founder Statement
The Irish News quotes Box Office founder Will Neill as saying, "Belfast is such an exciting up-and-coming city, and having a space like this to showcase the very best of our start-up food and retail vendors will be fantastic for tourism and the local community. We owe Kainos our thanks."
Kainos Chief Executive Statement
The Irish News quotes Kainos chief executive Brendan Mooney as saying, "It's important to us that while we are planning for our future, the site at Bankmore Square is temporarily utilised in a positive way, so we are delighted to support this initiative.
"It reflects our broader commitment to sustainability, ensuring we have a positive impact on the environment, society and in our local communities."
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