QUAY­SIDE SHOP­PING CEN­TRE

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AVING opened 12 years ago in 2005, Quay­side Shop­ping Cen­tre is a thriv­ing shop­ping cen­tre in Sligo town. With 130,000 square foot of re­tail space over four trad­ing lev­els, it is the largest shop­ping cen­tre in the North West of Ire­land with multi- storey car park­ing.

An­chor ten­ants of Quay­side in­clude Next, T. K Maxx, River Is­land and more. De­spite the eco­nomic re­ces­sion, Quay­side has con­tin­ued to at­tract new re­tail­ers and cus­tomers alike.

In 2016, the shop­ping cen­tre wel­comed ap­prox­i­mately 1.7 mil­lion peo­ple – a huge boost for the econ­omy in Sligo.

Quay­side boasts not only 43 re­tail units, but also 11 of­fice suites and 89 res­i­den­tial units.

Around 300 peo­ple are em­ployed in the shop­ping cen­tre, mean­ing that Quay­side is vi­tal to the Sligo econ­omy.

Last year, Quay­side was sold af­ter be­ing in re­ceiver­ship for two years. The new own­ers ap­pointed Ban­non Prop­erty Con­sul­tants as manag­ing agents for the cen­tre.

Quay­side Shop­ping Cen­tre re­ceived a make- over, with a brand new sig­nage pack­age. Plans to also im­prove the multi- storey car- park are un­der­way.

Lo­cal mar­ket­ing com­pany, Ocean Me­dia, were re­cently ap­pointed to the man­age Quay­side Shop­ping Cen­tre’s so­cial me­dia ac­counts, in­clud­ing Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram, which has been a huge boost for shops and the cen­tre it­self.

Chris­tine Dolan, Cen­tre Man­ager, has con­firmed that two new stores will soon open in Quay­side this year. Re­gatta will take over Unit 10, and is ex­pected to be open by Oc­to­ber, with work start­ing in Septem­ber and Ea­sons opened on Fri­day in Quay­side and the new store fit out looks amaz­ing.

Chris­tine Dolan said: “Quay­side is a lovely place to work. We have a good mix of re­tail­ers within the cen­tre and all staff go above and be­yond for their cus­tomers. I have wit­nessed first hand the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion from each store man­ager dur­ing the good times and the bad. It is nice to see the econ­omy start­ing to turn around again and we look for­ward to wel­com­ing more new brands into the cen­tre. 2017 has been a good year so far with lots of pos­i­tive changes along the way. Our goal is that we con­tinue to grow and ex­pand into the fu­ture.

“We in­vested in Ocean Me­dia and they have taken over our so­cial me­dia which has been bril­liant. They are pump­ing a lot into that. Pre­vi­ously, we didn’t have any­one ded­i­cated to that. They are re­ally good and it’s great to have them on board,” she said.

- Quay­side is agreat place to be placed in as it’s easy for park­ing - € 3 aday. You can pop into all your favourite stores at lunch and there­area­maz­ing cof­fee shop­sright be­side us when we­havealit­tle break. We never need to leave the cen­treeven for our beauty and skin­care needs aswe­haveWes­tend Beauty right next doorto us at David McConville Orthodon­tics. Chris­tine the Quay­side man­ager is al­ways there­for any­thing we need as abusi­ness in the com­plex and weare­luck­y­to­bepart of such an in­no­va­tive re­tail en­vi­ron­ment al­ways mov­ing for­ward. Mary ( Next) - The greatthing about Quay­side isthatweal­ways have time to chat and help cus­tomers, both­new cus­tomers and our reg­u­lar cus­tomers. It’s a re­ally friendly at­mo­sphere­in­which to work. And it’s great forus­to­bea­part ofalove­lyteam in Quay­side Shop­ping Cen­tre.

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