Dundalk as it Happens
Former Dunnes Stores in Park Street up for sale or lease
The former Dunnes Stores premises in Park Street has been placed up for sale or to let.
The 14,080sq ft store, which also has an entrance and parking via River Lane, has been lying idle since February 2009 when the supermarket giant closed its doors.
Dunnes have been criticised for leaving such a prominent building idle with Retail Excellence Ireland chief David Fitzsimons accusing them of “undermining” trade in town centres across the country by sitting on vacant shops.
Perhaps that had a telling effect as the Park Street store has been placed on the market once again in recent days through local estate agents REA Gunne Property with an asking price of €600,000 to purchase it. The commercial premises is also available to let at a cost of €80,000 per year.
While the property has been on the market before, the remarketed and renewed advertising of it will hopefully lead to a deal which will see the premises occupied once more.
The selling agents say it has “obvious further potential”. It currently consists of a full fitted open plan retail store together with ancillary storage, administrative offices and separate delivery facilities on a c0.55 acre prime site. It is said to be ready for immediate occupation
REA Gunne Property also expressed the view that the premises would be suitable for further development, subject to planning permission.
For further details check out the REA Gunne Property website here.