Rib­bon is cut on new Grant’s Phar­macy


Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - By PÁDRAIG BYRNE

LO­CAL rep­re­sen­ta­tives, busi­ness own­ers, health­care pro­fes­sion­als and mem­bers of the gen­eral pub­lic gath­ered at the new Grant’s Phar­macy on Rafter Street re­cently for what was a mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion for owner Leonie Grant, her fam­ily and her staff. While the shop had al­ready opened its doors in the in­fa­mous Old Dunnes Stores build­ing, they de­cided to have an of­fi­cial open­ing cer­e­mony and in­tro­duce them­selves to the town cen­tre in style with a get-to­gether in store.

While the name Grants is in no way new to En­nis­cor­thy, hav­ing op­er­ated a store in The Duf­fry for the past seven years, this lat­est ven­ture rep­re­sents a sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment in En­nis­cor­thy by Leonie and her hus­band, de­vel­oper Martin Sin­nott, as they aim to be to the very fore of a re­gen­er­a­tion of the town cen­tre.

On the night there was a nod to the his­tory of the Phar­macy with Leonie’s mother Bernie, who set up the first Grant’s Phar­macy in Wex­ford nearly 40 years ago, do­ing the hon­ours and cut­ting the rib­bon. District

Man­ager Liz Hore and lo­cal coun­cil­lors all con­grat­u­lated Leonie and her team on a job well done and wished them ev­ery suc­cess for the fu­ture, com­ment­ing that it was bril­liant to see such a fine shop oc­cu­py­ing a build­ing that had been va­cant for so long.

‘ The re­ac­tion in town so far has been re­ally, re­ally good,’ Leonie beamed. ‘Peo­ple seem to be thrilled with our of­fer­ing and the fact that you can also ac­cess the shop from the rear car park is a big thing. As well as that, our new wait­ing area with tea and cof­fee is prov­ing a big hit and we en­cour­age peo­ple to drop in.’

As well as al­le­vi­at­ing the eye­sore of the Old Dunnes build­ing, the new ven­ture has also gen­er­ated a to­tal of nine new jobs and all present were keen to wish Leonie and her staff all the very best for the fu­ture.

Bernie Grant, cut­ting the rib­bon, with Leonie Grant (pro­pri­etor) and Leonie’s hus­band Martin Sin­nott.

Deirdre Ke­hoe, Delia Bros­nan and He­len Ka­vanagh.

Tom Dempsey, Martin Sin­nott and Michael Ben­net.

Leonie Grant, Fr. Brian Broad­ers and Bernie Grant.

Lucy Mur­phy, Cather­ine Nolan and Mar­guerite Mur­phy.

Leonie Grant, Dr Mairead Kelly and Sue Sun­der­land (Grant’s Phar­macy).

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