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Friday, 09 September 2022 News

LYNAS OPEN LATEST STORE IN PORTADOWN

LYNAS OPEN LATEST STORE IN PORTADOWN

Murphy Chartered Surveyors have advised Lynas food outlets on their latest acquisition in magowan buildings Portadown.

This is one of two stores that will open in 2022 and offers 7,500 sqft approx of value shopping in the town.

Lynas are looking for further opportunities in Northern and beyond so if you...

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Friday, 09 September 2022 News

Warren James open three new look stores

Warren James open three new look stores

Warren James following an estate review in Northern Ireland have taken the decision to invest in three stores in Northern Ireland.

The new look stores in Belfast, Derry and Newry will have a new feel and look and will be the centre of attention in any shopping mall.

If you would like a new look Warren James in your building,...

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Monday, 18 July 2022 News

POLONEZ RELOCATE IN NEWRY

POLONEZ RELOCATE IN NEWRY

Polonez an Eastern European supermarket chain has taken the keys for their latest new format store in Northern Ireland.

The new format 6,000 sqft delicatessen store opened in July 2022 in the old creamery retail park and will be the third of 10 planned new stores in Northern Ireland.

This new store sees the retailer...

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Friday, 24 June 2022 News

oneills open new superstore in Omagh

oneills open new superstore in Omagh

oneills the Irish sports retailer has opened a new superstore in Omagh.

The new store is situated in the dromore road, alongside Asda and McDonalds and extends to 11,000 sqft approx.

This is the latest store opening following on from Belfast city centre, Craigavon and Derry in recent years.

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Monday, 20 June 2022 News

Hench open new Gym

Hench open new Gym

Hench a strength training small formate gym has taken the keys for their latest new format facility in Northern Ireland.

The new format 4,000 sqft facility opened in Spring 2022 in cromac street belfast and will be the first of five planned new Gyms in Greater Belfast.

If you would like Hench in your building, then...

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Sunday, 10 April 2022 News

POLONEZ OPEN IN LURGAN

POLONEZ OPEN IN LURGAN

Polonez an Eastern European supermarket chain has taken the keys for their latest new format store in Northern Ireland.

The new format 4,000 sqft delicatessen store opened in April 2022 in castle lane Lurgan and will be the second of 10 planned new stores in Northern Ireland.

This retailer has been trading on the...

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Friday, 01 April 2022 News

POLONEZ OPEN NEW FORMAT STORE IN BALLYMENA

POLONEZ OPEN NEW FORMAT STORE IN BALLYMENA

Polonez an Eastern European supermarket chain has taken the keys for the second new format store in Northern Ireland.

This company has some 37 stores on the Island of Ireland with one store trading in Newry, which has been trading in the city for over five years.

The new format 5,000 sqft delicatessen store opened...

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Thursday, 06 January 2022 News

Polonez to upsize in Newry

Polonez to upsize in Newry

Northern Ireland has a rising and established Eastern European population who like anyone else like a taste of home in their lives.

Polonez has been offering this,  like many similar operators in this sector, in normally small 1000/1500 sqft stores.

Over the last few years Polonez has upsized their stores to offer...

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Wednesday, 17 November 2021 News

Polonez to open new format store in Northern Ireland.

Polonez to open new format store in Northern Ireland.

Polonez an Eastern European supermarket chain have taken the keys for the first new format store in Northern Ireland.

This company has some 37 stores on the Island of Ireland with one store trading in Newry, which has been trading in the city for over five year’s.

The new format 4,000 sqft delicatessen store will open in Jan...

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Friday, 12 November 2021 News

Lynas open it's first shopping centre store

Lynas open it's first shopping centre store

Murphy Chartered Surveyors have advised Lynas food outlets on their latest acquisition in Lisnagelvin community shopping centre Derry.

This is the third store the company has opened in Northern Ireland in 2021.

They have leased part of the former Primark that vacated the centre some years ago and face the...

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Thursday, 05 August 2021 News

What next for retail in Northern Ireland

What next for retail in Northern Ireland

As we move into August 2021 retail businesses I have been talking with are starting to get a sense of the retail landscape.

In Northern Ireland, since April 2020, on average, most have been closed for 50% of a 12 months period and been able to open/trade for the last three months.

As businesses review their store performance...

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Wednesday, 16 December 2020 News

The Covid crisis and now Brexit to come

The Covid crisis and now Brexit to come

The impact of coronavirus is one of the “hardest things” I have had to experience in business.

As a one person consultancy working mostly in the retail and leisure world everything went into defensive mode for 9 months.

It has been hard on all levels......however I have embraced the unknown and wait to see...

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Monday, 27 July 2020 News

Joules open in Banbridge

Joules open in Banbridge

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and property consultants have helped Joules identify and acquire their third store in Northern Ireland.

The 2000 sqft store is located in The Boulevard Banbridge.

Joules is a British clothing company which sells clothing and homeware products inspired by British country lifestyles. Its founder...

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Tuesday, 07 July 2020 News

Hand sanitising station

Hand sanitising station

A relative of mine who is a precision rapid response engineer had just closed down the business on the week of the 23 March 2020 when I spoke to him about what he could make.

I suggested he should make some foot activated hand hygiene sanitising stations ( mobile or fixed ) that some of my client could use.

Fast forward three...

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Wednesday, 17 June 2020 News

Hard Choices

Hard Choices

As the economy reopens hard choices have to be made in Northern Ireland.

I had to make the hard choice to sell my horse when there was a market for him and take what the market would pay.

There may not be a market in a few months, with less money around and even further movement restrictions in the equine...

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