New supermarket in Kilmallock to create 15 jobs

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

New supermarket in Kilmallock to create 15 jobs

The former Centra store on Lord Edward Street in Kilmallock is to re-open under a new brand

UP to 15 jobs are to be created in Kilmallock with the opening of a “comprehensive” retail area in the town.

A state-of-the-art supermarket is to open on the premises which was formerly the Centra store on Lord Edward Street in the town.

According to the developer, James Beechinor, full details in relation to the development will be available in the coming weeks but advised that a brand leader in the Irish supermarket business will be made available at that end of the town.

It is understood that between 12 and 15 jobs will be created as a result of the development.

“We are hoping to have the development complete and open for business before Christmas,” said Mr Beechinor who also operates the Texaco/Spar North Bridge Service Station in Kilmallock and the Texaco/Spar N20 service station at O’Rourke’s Cross, Bruree on the main Limerick to Cork Road. 

Mr Beechinor and his wife Lelia are delighted with this new development and wish to thank the people of the area for the overwhelming welcome and support shown to them.

“We greatly appreciate it,” they said, and we look forward to meeting and making new friends.

The new supermarket in Kilmallock which is located on the Kilfinane side of the town will service a number of large residential areas including Riverview estate, Millmount and Gortboy. It is also located in close proximity to the courthouse and library.

The premises had lain idle since October 2013 when the Centra store - which had been in operation for 22 years -  closed unexpectedly with a loss of up to 15 jobs.