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Centra closes 2019 with £2m investment

From left, Michael Quinn, Belfast retailer and Nigel Maxwell, Centra sales director.

Centra has opened new stores at Donegall Square East, Belfast and Curr Road, Beragh, alongside a refurb at Islandbawn, investing £2m and adding 50 new jobs across the three properties.

Centra Donegall Square East is the first Centra store for retailer Michael Quinn, adding to his four MACE stores located within Belfast at High Street, Castle Street, Royal Avenue and Malone Road.  The store boasts Frank and Honest coffee, a hot and cold deli, salad concept Green Kitchen, self-service tills and a seating area.

Centra Curr Road, Beragh is the first store for retailer Naomi Curry, and is situated between Omagh and Ballygawley. The store features a hot and cold deli, Frank and Honest coffee, off-licence, whipped ice-cream parlour, seating area, customer toilets and complimentary WiFi.

Centra Islandbawn, operated by local retailers Gerard, Cahal and Michael Boyd, has undergone significant refurbishment over the past year, with additions including a hot and cold deli, Burrito bar, hot carvery, Frank and Honest coffee, instore bakery and Moo’d icecream. It also has a post office and off-licence.

“We are delighted to see these stores coming on stream and the hard work by our teams coming to fruition,” said Nigel Maxwell, sales director, Centra Northern Ireland. “The stores are all trading well, reporting strong sales in their first few weeks and I wish the retailers and their teams every success.”

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