JOBS are set to be created as a city-centre treatment clinic prepares to expand and relocate to Cruises Street at the start of November.
Therapie Clinic, a family-owned national brand that provides treatment for hair removal, skin care and eye surgery, will move from Roches Street to a larger premises in Cruises Street, on November 8, according to management.
Though store manager, Sarah Kelleher said she couldn’t confirm the exact number of jobs to be created, she said new staff would join existing personnel at their new address, where Heirlooms was based.
“We will be taking on new staff, as well as keeping on our current staff, as we are expanding and moving from our Roches Street address. Inside our new clinic, we will have the Optilase Eye Surgery, which we didn’t have enough room for in our current clinic.
“It will create a bit of atmosphere to have other businesses open around Cruises Street as they all open until late, with the likes of the coffee shops, River Island and even Penneys down the road,” she said.
Ms Kelleher said there were no major problems with their Roches Street office, where they are currently based, working alongside Halo hair salon. However Therapie Clinic, which operates nine stores nationally, felt there were more business opportunities available in Cruises Street.
“While other businesses are closing down all around the country, it feels great to be constantly expanding and it’s exciting to be going into a larger premises. There was no hassle in Roches Street - it was a startup clinic and we just need to expand. In this new clinic, we will have more flexibility.
“We are constantly expanding all over Ireland and when we started up in Roches Street, we didn’t know if it would take off or not because we never had a clinic in Limerick before. We wanted to see the response from clients and thank God it was great,” she said.
Limerick City Council’s senior executive officer in economic development, Paul Foley, said they are delighted that business owners are confident in the city centre.
“It will be a state of the art clinic in the city centre. They were working alongside Halo hair salon, on Roches Street, but now they have expanded to Cruises Street, which is very positive. It’s another new store coming onto the street, adding to the commercial activity on Cruises Street. They have expressed confidence in Limerick city, which is very positive for us,” he told the Limerick Leader.
Ms Kelleher said the official launch will take place at the clinic on Thursday, November 28, where there will be free give-aways for those who attend.