Dundalk as it Happens
Dundalk’s first SuperValu to open this autumn
Dundalk first’ SuperValu will open its doors this autumn.
Talk of the Town first revealed last year how Musgraves planned to open a new supermarket on the site, with construction work having commenced before Christmas as part of an overall plan to redevelop the site.
Over the weekend hoarding has been erected along the Dublin Road advertising the new store will be opened this autumn, as well as encouraging those interested in working there to send their CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org. While that is the email address advertised, it appears the domain name has not yet been registered by the company despite it being displayed on site.
The 17,600 square feet supermarket, representing a total investment of €7 million, will see 40 jobs created with a further 70 jobs to be supported during the development’s construction phase.
The SuperValu store will be operated by Dundalk retailer Richard Tiernan. The supermarket will include a butcher counter, fish counter and fresh bakery with in-store experts, as well as ample customer parking. According to the retailer, customers will receive “a tailored local Irish offer, with a range of locally-sourced produce from Louth suppliers including Moran Jams, Kookie Dough and Sing Li to name but a few”.
The new supermarket will be located next to a revamped hotel and will aim to serve the populations of Blackrock and Haggardstown, as well as the extended Dundalk, Dromiskin and Castlebellingham communities.