Limerick Mayor says M&S must stay in city centre

first_img Previous articleEnterprise Ireland to host Brexit Advisory Clinic in LimerickNext articleTough draws for Limerick sides in FAI Junior Cup Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsBusinessLimerick Mayor says M&S must stay in city centreBy Bernie English – November 14, 2018 2814 Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up TAGSbusinessLimerick CityNews Mayor of Limerick City and County James CollinsPicture: Keith WisemanNEWS that retail giants, Marks and Spencer are at an advanced stage in plans to open their first store in Limerick has been welcomed.But Limerick’s Mayor has warned that any new store opening will have to be in the city centre.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr James Collins said in a statement this week that he is aware of the news coverage surrounding a potential investment by Marks and Spencer in Limerick and would welcome any such development. He added: “It’s clear this would only be permissible in the city centre as per the retail planning and development guidelines.”Despite the fact that the UK retail chain has been having difficulties that are leading them to plan the closure of 100 stores across the chain, a spokesman has confirmed that they are about to expand in the Irish market.In an interview with the Sunday Independent, country manager Ken Scully said that the company is on the point of agreeing a new store location for Limerick, which will carry a full range of food and clothing.“Any kind of big population centres where we are not at the moment, we would look at trying to get in to,” he said.And he said that the Limerick store will see price cuts to match the stiff competition in the Irish market. As yet, the proposed location of the new store has not been revealed. Retail space in the city centre for a store of the size needed to make the M&S venture sustainable is likely to be at a premium. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Facebookcenter_img Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Advertisement Email Twitter Print Linkedin Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Limerick on Covid watch list last_img

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