As reported, the “Glashaus” organic market hall had to file for bankruptcy in June 2022 after just one year and has been empty since then. FPÖ parliamentary group chairman Wolfgang Grabmayr misses concrete proposals for further use. “The long emptiness in the glass house is tantamount to an economic stomach blot. While organic markets in particular are currently in high season elsewhere, the green market’s glass house offers nothing but a gaping emptiness,” criticizes Grabmayr. As is well known, the FPÖ sees the solution in the dismissal of the green market from the Linz market organization. The open space could continue to be used as a farmer’s market, while a “regular catering business” could move into the greenhouse.
“Needs holistic solution”
Market officer City Councilor Doris Lang-Mayerhofer (VP) refers to ongoing discussions with interested parties and investors. But you have to look at the area holistically, it’s not just about the market but about the entire property. She is therefore in close coordination with Mayor Klaus Luger and property officer City Councilor Dietmar Prammer (both SP).
The weekly market continues on Friday and Saturday, and the empty hall was occasionally used for pop-up stores, such as a plant market.