Shaws Department Stores Mullingar – Grand Opening

img_logoShaws Department Stores will open their latest store in Mullingar on Thursday 8th September 2016. The 14,000 sq. ft premises, which is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment, is located on Austin Friars Street and, once open, will bring a boost of over 30 jobs to the town.

According to the company’s website, Shaws offers leading brands with a strong focus on customer service. The company operates close to 300,000 square feet of retail space in prominent high street and shopping centre locations throughout the country, with almost 1,000 people employed in it’s stores.

The grand opening will take place on Thursday 8th September with doors opening at 11am. A range of family friendly activities are planned for the duration of the opening weekend, ranging from face painting, giveaways, music, cosmetic make overs and much more including special opening weekend offers.

“This is a really exciting opportunity for our company,” said Jonathan Shaw who is Managing Director of Shaws. “Mullingar has been on our company’s radar for some time and we’re delighted to have acquired a high-profile premises in the town.”

The focus will be on women’s fashions, accessories, cosmetics, lingerie, gifting and homewares, with leading Irish and multinational brands on offer,” said Mr. Shaw. “We are extremely excited about the activities we have planned for the opening weekend and are sure that it will be a huge success”
Mr. Shaw said that his firm believes it’s a good time to open, despite the difficulties experienced by the retail sector in recent years: “There are signs for optimism as we head into the second half of 2016,” he said, adding: “We are confident that the people of Mullingar and further afield will respond to our unique offering of quality and service.”

Shaws Department Stores is one of Ireland’s leading retailers and sees over half a million customer visits every month to its 15 stores around the country. The company is both family owned and managed, with the current MD, Jonathan Shaw, amongst the fourth generation of the Shaw family to work in the business

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