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EASI – Ennis Access to Spaces Initiative


EASI – Ennis Access to Spaces Initiative makes use of empty commercial property in the Town Centre to offer temporary low-cost space for community, cultural and tourism providers. The initiative is an opportunity try out new retail or exhibition space that offers economic and social benefits to the area.

The main aims of the initiative are to:

• Reduce the visual impact of empty property in the Town Centre.
• Increase footfall and attract new visitors to the Town Centre by providing a range of exciting businesses, activities and exhibitions.
• Generate publicity for Ennis and County Clare.
• Offer reduced cost space for community organisations, artists / arts groups and tourist attractions to try out new ideas and/or reach new audiences.
• Showcase empty properties to potential tenants to help them be re-let.
EASI is hoping to support unique exhibitions, events and retail experiences across different premises. The activity must not contravene planning or licensing regulations or conflict with Council objectives. The initiative will seek to complement the existing and well established local businesses in Ennis.

Spaces can be used for

• Exhibitions
• Retail of arts and crafts
• Studio Spaces
• Information Signs in Shop Windows
• Any other activity that is deemed complimentary to the EASI ethos

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