Thousands of shoppers will descend on Castle Street outlet
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