Evening economy

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An example of evening economic activity - a restaurant in Greece.
Prague has a strong evening economy. Shown here are the Christmas markets after dark.

In planning, the evening economy describes economic activity taking place in the evening after many people finish daytime employment,[1][2] such as eating and drinking, entertainment, and nightlife (which may be described by the related term nighttime economy.

Activities[edit]

The evening economy includes, but is not limited to:

Benefits and drawbacks[edit]

The benefits of a significant evening economy can include:

  • Recreation for people, which is often welcome after finishing work for the day
  • Increased employment due to local spending
  • Reduced social exclusion and increased vitality in towns

The drawbacks can include:

Regeneration[edit]

Evening economic activity has been used to drive urban regeneration in cities such as Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne and Dublin.

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