Two new stores are to open in the Athlone Towncentre in the coming weeks. The Edingburgh Woollen Mill and Eurogiant will be the latest additions to the Athlone Towncentre.
The Edinburgh Woollen Mill will open this Friday, March 1 at 9.30 am on the first floor of the Athlone Towncentre in the unit formerly occupied by Benetton. The store has employed eight staff members, all from the Athlone area and occupies a space of approximately 2,200 square feet. This will be the eleventh store for the UK company to open in Ireland. The Edinburgh Woollen Mill already has stores in Castlebar, Clonmel, Cork, Dunboyne, Leighlinbridge, Limerick, Malahide, Navan, Swords and Tralee. Athlone was earmarked to be the next location for one of their stores over a year ago. The Edinburgh Woollen Mill is renowned for its cashmere ranges and was established in 1946, opening its first retail store in Scotland in 1972.
Euro Giant will also open its doors to the public in the coming weeks. The store will be situated where the toilets were previously located and will cover approximately 4,500 square feet. The store is currently starting fit out and is expected to be ready to open in approximately six weeks. Euro General, the company behind the new Euro Giant retail discount stores acquired eight additional stores between 2011 and 2012.
The unit recently occupied by The Calendar Club still remains vacant. Shirley Delahunt, Marketing Manager, Athlone Towncentre, confirmed while there has been some interest in letting the unit nothing concrete has been decided.