M&S set for second store in city centre

MARKS & Spencer could be moving to more than one location in Limerick - the Limerick Leader can exclusively reveal.

Jenny Mulholland, head of property planning for Ireland with Marks & Spencer, has confirmed their intentions to have a second outlet in Limerick and said having a city centre outlet "is definitely on our strategy."

"We have always been very interested in having a centre in Limerick city, even if it is just a food outlet. The city is very vibrant and we are keen to be a part of the retail environment there as well. We're looking at a number of locations in the city," she said.

Rooney Auctioneers are in discussions with the British chain regarding acquiring an outlet in the €250million Opera Centre. M&S has already committed to opening in the Crescent Shopping Centre.

Auctioneer, Pat Kearney said: "I think they may want a presence in both locations. They could have clothing in one store and food in the other."

The flagship store in Raheen, which will be the biggest in the west of the country, will include fashion, home and furniture products, a food hall, caf and deli bar.

Mr Kearney confirmed that Brown Thomas has also been approached about moving from O'Connell Street to the Opera Centre, but said "nothing positive has happened on that front yet."

-For more read the Limerick Leader City Edition


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