The city centre is to receive a boost in the coming weeks as four new retail outlets are scheduled to open their doors.
Esquire - a new dress hire outlet for men is being opened by Dermot Noonan at the former Eve’s premises on Roches Street while ladies footwear outlet Serendipity, which currently trades in Adare, is set to open a new premesis next door.
Renovations were continuing this week ahead of the opening of both stores in the near future.
Meanwhile, international travel agency Trailfinders is set to open its new premises on Cruises Street early next month.
Fifteen new jobs will be created by the travel outlet which specialises in tailored travel packages.
Elsewhere, children’s fashion outlet, Kiddy Korner, opened this week at Fox’s Bow.
“I would very much like to wish the new stores every success said Mayor Gerry McLoughlin. “When you include the new job announcement for Riverpoint along with the 70 jobs to be positioned at Patrick Street by our Economic Development and Planning Department this is noteworthy in terms of trading conditions in Limerick City Centre” he added.
Tom Enright, Director of Economic Development and Planning is also wishing the new businesses the best of luck. “I know a lot of work has taken place behind the scenes to make this happen with the Council’s newly extended Business and Retail Incentive Scheme central to the decision making,” said Mr Enright.
The announcements that four new businesses are to open in the city centre comes ahead of the publication of a major Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick.
UK Town Planning Consultants GVA have been commissioned to prepare the plan which will set out a blueprint for the economic revival of Limerick City and County.