Dundalk as it Happens
Go ahead given for three new retail units and coffee shop at The Fairways Hotel site
The owners of the Fairways Hotel received planning permission last week to scrap plans for a creche and bingo hall on the site.
Talk of the Town revealed in May how developers Wonderglade had sought permission to alter the proposed facilities, which were granted planning permission prior to East Coast Catering Ltd buying the hotel and its 5.8 hectare site in June 2015.
Louth County Council have now given the conditional ahead to Wonderglade to open three retail units and a coffee shop on the Dublin Road site instead.
These units and the shop will be in addition to the new SuperValu supermarket which Talk of the Town exclusively revealed would be opening this autumn.
Work on the new €7m venture began in December and is progressing well with hoarding advertising its opening erected at the weekend.
Up to 40 new jobs will be created by the supermarket opening but as yet SuperValu have yet to register the supervalufairways.ie domain despite advertising that people can send CVs to them for the various roles to firstname.lastname@example.org
The hotel at The Fairways is also being revamped at present while a number of residential units are also planned for the site as part of the overall €25 million investment.
The new 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.