Jobs boost for Limerick city shopping centre

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

THE city has been given another jobs boost after 12 new jobs were created at the Parkway Shopping Centre with the opening of three new stores.

THE city has been given another jobs boost after 12 new jobs were created at the Parkway Shopping Centre with the opening of three new stores.

Toys N Gifts, which sells gifts for children of all ages, has opened in a unit opposite the anchor tenant, Dunnes Stores.

Meanwhile, Parkway Carpets and Blinds has just opened a new outlet opposite Planters Restaurant, offering carpets, window blinds, flooring and rubs.

And operating from the front of the centre, Clearout.ie has opened a 606-square foot unit, as a one-stop shop, where you can drop off unwanted cloths, CDs and other items, to receive cash in exchange.

The new retail offerings come hot on the heels of a major refurbishment of the centre, which currently has 33 stores, employing more than 600 people.

Manager of the Parkway Shopping Centre Roger Beck said: “These retailers chose the Parkway because our location offers them the right mix of customer accessibility and retailer serviceability which is vital to retailers. We are continuously trying to improve the level of choice we can offer our customers. The addition of Toys N Gifts, Parkway Carpets & Blinds and Clearout.ie, certainly enhances the offering at Parkway.”

Meanwhile, the southside shopping centre has launched a new iphone application, becoming the first to do so in Ireland.

The free downloadable application will provide shoppers with regular updates on news and events taking place in the centre, as well as speciial offers.

It means the user can search for their favourite shops, as well as pinpoint their exact location in the centre.