Four new retail outlets for Limerick City Centre

Tuesday 26th March 2013: Limerick City Council has welcomed the news that four new retail outlets are scheduled to open in the City Centre in the coming weeks.

Publish Date: Tuesday 26th March 2013

Limerick City Council has welcomed the news that four new retail outlets are scheduled to open in the City Centre in the coming weeks.

'Esquire' a new gents dress hire outlet is being opened by Dermot Noonan on Roches Street, as will ladies footwear outlet 'Serendipity' which also currently trades in Adare.

International travel agency 'Trailfinders' will open on Cruises Street with 15 new jobs created at the Travel Outlet which specialises in tailored travel packages.

Children’s fashion outlet 'Kiddy Korner' also opened last week on Fox’s Bow.

"I would very much like to wish the new stores every success in Limerick City Centre," said Mayor Cllr Gerry McLoughlin.

"When you include the new job announcements for WWTS (WorldWide TechServices) at Riverpoint along with the 70 jobs to be positioned at Patrick Street by our Economic Development & Planning Department this is noteworthy in terms of trading conditions in Limerick City Centre," the Mayor added.

"I would like to take the opportunity also to wish the new retail outlets every success in Limerick City Centre," said Director of Economic Development & Planning, Tom Enright. "I know a lot of work has taken place behind the scenes to make this happen with the Council's newly extended Business & Retail Incentive Scheme central to the decision making," added Mr Enright.

Limerick City Council introduced a new Business & Retail Incentive Scheme to provide financial incentives to encourage new businesses to open in Limerick City.

Occupiers of vacant properties are offered incentives for higher order retail and office uses and the scheme is intended to address vacancy on key Limerick City centre streets with grant relief also provided under the scheme for vacant property.

Limerick City Council aims to ensure that any incoming business respects and enhances the multifaceted character of the city centre and encourage a diversity of uses to increase its overall attractiveness for shopping, leisure, and business purposes.

Next month the Council is expected to unveil an 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.

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