Belfast Telegraph

15 jobs are created as Levi’s opens store in The Boulevard

By Mark McConville

American clothing brand Levi's opened a new store at Banbridge shopping centre The Boulevard, creating 15 jobs.

The roles at Levi's only outlet in Northern Ireland will be part-time and full-time.

Levi's, known worldwide for its brand of denim jeans, had a store in Victoria Square, Belfast but it was closed in January 2018.

At the time, the company cited a retail strategy that ensures "our stores offer the best brand experience for the consumer, in the right location".

The US jeans specialist is the seventh business to open at The Boulevard this year, following restaurant chain Moes Grill and retailers including Suit Direct, Samsonite and Jack & Jones Junior.

Richard Hurren, VP for North Europe at Levi's, said: "We are looking forward to bringing Levi's to The Boulevard and believe we have found the ideal home for our new store.

"We were attracted to the site due to its location and proximity to both Northern Irish shoppers and those from the Republic."

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The retail park was acquired by Banbridge property group Lotus and real-estate management firm Tristan Capital Partners in 2016. The £40m deal included Antrim's Junction One shopping centre, which was later rebranded as The Junction.

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