The Manifesto Market project was opened by Manifesto Anděl at the intersection of Stroupežnického and Ostrovského streets on 3 September. The original clothing stalls were replaced by containers with world cuisine and a pool in the middle.
However, the project of the American architect Martin Barry, which aims to transform forgotten or neglected localities, does not match the idea of the locals, even though they have previously agreed to the location of the bistros as part of the project approval.
The City Hall of Prague 5 has already received several complaints from people living in the immediate vicinity of the Anděl Manifesto. Based on this, the mayor of Prague 5, Renáta Zajíčková (ODS), met with the Manifesta operator on Wednesday.
“The most common problem was loud music production and noise during cleaning. The organizers promised us that the operation will be adjusted on the basis of complaints. After 9 pm, the volume of the music will be reduced and the organization will also be adjusted, “Zajíčková told the iDNES.cz portal.
There was also a petition against the operation of the facility, which was signed by over sixty people. Among the signatories are people from different parts of Prague and outside Prague. Those who mentioned Prague 5 as their place of residence said that they were mainly bothered by the loud music production and that the operator did not observe the quiet of the night.
“Noise persists and deteriorates, glass bottles are thrown into collection containers at night, there is a danger from other containers. A mixture of all dangers from the operation of refreshments, noise from reproduced and live music, noise from people even after 10 pm, “added Martina Říhová from Prague 5 to her signature.
The bistro operators met with people from neighboring houses on Sunday and, as a result of the meeting, have already shown several changes.
“I have dedicated my help so far to how to improve the urban environment and also to seek harmony and harmony with a community that may be sensitive to any change at first. We take care of all the people who turned to us, and I gave them my e-mail so that we could write to me directly. I’m interested in it. We must and want to listen better to those who have made understandable comments, “said the author of the project, Martin Barry, about the criticism of the neighbors.
According to him, the allegations to loud music mainly concern the opening series of concerts during the last week. The operators are no longer planning a similar event and, based on discussions with the neighbors, changed the planned program for the next month. Noise generated during cleaning should also be reduced.
“We always close at 10 pm, but we have taken additional measures to ensure that no cleaning or maintenance noise is generated when our operation ends. The last order is accepted at 21:45. We have introduced an internal ban on throwing garbage into personal or tenant containers after 9 pm. Also a permanently closed exit leading to the parking lot in the courtyard. We also deal with more suitable waste disposal, we negotiate with supplier services, “added Radka Ondráčková, the media representative of the Manifesta.
She pointed out that the locality is facing crime and drug use in broad daylight, and these previous phenomena, which previously could not be eliminated, have already disappeared. “Even among the people who came to share their complaints with us, there are mostly those who perceive the overall change favorably,” said Ondráčková.
Manifesto also wants to work with the local community to organize cultural events, such as Santa’s gifts or Christmas markets.
The Branch Manifesto moved to Stroupežnického Street from the National House in Smíchov. In total, there are 15 restaurants located in containers. Another branch is between Masaryk railway station and Florence.