Belfast Telegraph

New stores to open at Northern Ireland shopping centre creating 30 jobs

Over £900,000 has been invested in a Banbridge shopping outlet

Three new stores in a Banbridge shopping centre are to create a total of 30 new jobs.

The Boulevard, formerly the Outlet, has marked a major rebrand with an investment of over £900,000.

The new stores include the sportswear brands Adidas, and Asics as well as footwear and accessories retailer, Kurt Geiger.

The boost follows a reported 26% increase in footfall thoughout the duration of its relaunch weekends.

Chris Nelmes is  The Boulevard's centre manager.

“We are continuing to make strides in our commitment to providing the premier outlet shopping experience in Northern Ireland through the introduction of three new global brands," he said.

“We want to make sure that we can attract both new and current customers back to the centre time and again as we continue to attract new and exciting retailers in the lifestyle, fashion and food and beverage categories.”

Alastair Coulson, asset and property management director of The Lotus Group, said:

“This latest significant investment of £900,000 closely follows our centre rebrand and aligns with our continued vision of striving to become a world-class outlet shopping destination.

“The addition of these brands is a testament to the confidence we have in the reshaping of The Boulevard. It is our intention to move quickly forward with further plans and build on our already growing success.”

Asics will arrive at The Boulevard on Friday May 4, followed by adidas in June and Kurt Geiger in July.

Other key brands introduced over the past year include Jack and Jones, Ulster Weavers and the The Beauty Outlet.

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