Belfast Telegraph

Burger King and Superdrug open in Newry

By Emma Deighan

Newry's Buttercrane Shopping Centre has welcomed Burger King and Superdrug as its latest tenants.

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The businesses occupy over 650 metres of space at the outlet, providing over 35 new jobs.

The new Burger King outlet is an 84-seater restaurant and the first in Northern Ireland to use the fast food chain's new layout model.

Buttercrane Shopping Centre manager Peter Murray welcomed the new tenants. "The new Burger King is a wonderful addition to the centre and enhances our food provision," he said.

"Superdrug has had a very successful first month with its exclusive beauty ranges and own-brand beauty and health products.

"The creation of new employment in the city is very welcome, and I congratulate both Burger King and Superdrug and wish them every success in Buttercrane Shopping Centre."

Meanwhile, neighbouring outlet The Quays Shopping Centre, which recently completed a new £20m development, welcomed PureGym. An M&S store will also open there on February 1 after relocating from Buttercrane.

Marks & Spencer and PureGym are the first retailers to open in the shopping centre's new phase five space, which added 100,000 sq ft to the shopping complex.

M&S and PureGym will be joined by international retailers Smiggle, Sostrene Grene and The Body Shop in the coming weeks and months, according to letting agent CBRE.

Colin Mathewson, senior director at CBRE said: "The Quays is perfectly placed to benefit from the arrival of these fantastic new tenants.

"The retail sector in Northern Ireland continues to perform well with the continued benefit of the sterling-euro exchange rate and cross-border trade.

"Newry's position as the premier retail destination in Northern Ireland outside of Belfast is currently unrivalled, and more high-profile retail brands are set to arrive at the shopping centre throughout 2018."

Belfast Telegraph