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In the new market, greengrocers will operate alongside fruit and veg wholesalers

Dublin City Council has announced redevelopment plans for the city's Victorian fruit and vegetable wholesale market.

The market, which is on the north side of the city, will be redeveloped into a continental-style food market, with plans for refurbishment of the market hall between Capel Street and the Four Courts. The work is expected to be completed by summer 2015.

Under the new plan, wholesalers will reside on the western half of the building while the remaining half of the market will be devoted to food retailers including greengrocers and butchers.

Jim Keogan, executive manager of the council’s planning department, said:“We are going to be very careful about the composition. We want a good mix of different types of food retailer, and we hope the wholesalers, who are staying, will take the opportunity for retail as well. We’re not looking to create something exclusive. This will be an everyday market for everybody.”