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Belfast New Look store closing as Primark set to open

By Margaret Canning

Fashion retailer New Look has announced it's shutting its Belfast Donegall Place store this month, making way for a new Primark

New Look said it will shut the flagship on January 15 but has not yet said if it's relocating elsewhere. 

The company has not returned a request for comment but according to posts on social media from staff, between 60 and 70 staff will be made redundant. 

New Look has around 20 shops in Northern Ireland, including one store in the city's CastleCourt Shopping Centre, but it closed its Forestside Shopping Centre store in November.

New Look last year announced a programme of closures as part of cost-cutting.

Primark last month confirmed its plans to open in Donegall Place in the spring, following the launch of a shop at the back of its Bank Buildings unit, which was destroyed in a fire at the end of August.

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