Thou­sands of shop­pers will de­scend on Cas­tle Street out­let

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY RYAN SMITH

THOU­SANDS of peo­ple are ex­pected to pass through the doors of Pri­mark’s new Belfast store to­day.

The out­let on Cas­tle Street opens at 9am with four floors over 26,700 sq ft.

It is hoped it will bring foot­fall back to the city cen­tre as it at­tempts to re­cover from Au­gust’s dev­as­tat­ing fire on Royal Av­enue.

NI Re­tail Con­sor­tium di­rec­tor Aod­han Con­nolly said it will bring “new life” into the area.

He added: “This has been a great week for re­tail in Belfast. Firstly we had the re­open­ing of the city cen­tre’s main thor­ough­fare which al­lowed some shops to open and al­lowed shop­pers to eas­ily cross the city cen­tre and now we have a huge foot­fall draw of Pri­mark’s store open­ing which will hope­fully bring new life to what is be­ing called the cor­don quar­ter.

“This store open­ing is a tes­ta­ment to the com­mit­ment of Pri­mark to Belfast and could not come soon enough.

“With less than 20 shop­ping days left un­til Christ­mas we re­ally need to see shop­pers on our streets mak­ing the most of the great of­fers to be had.” On Cas­tle

EX­CITED Justin Mil­li­gan

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