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Wednesday 20 August 2014

TK Maxx plans Paul Quay store

David Tucker

Published 11/03/2014 | 05:42

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WEXFORD is to get a major shot in the arm following an application by T.K. Maxx for planning permission for a major retail store on Paul Quay, to open in late July.

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WEXFORD is to get a major shot in the arm following an application by T.K. Maxx for planning permission for a major retail store on Paul Quay, to open in late July.

The development will be the first sizeable retail project in the town since Tesco moved off the Quay to the Pierce's Foundry site in 2007.

Reports have been circulating for more than two years that T.K. Maxx was coming to town and one businessman even bought a unit in close proximity to Paul Quay in anticipation of it opening a new store there.

The T.K. Maxx planning application, which has just been submitted to the Borough Council, is for three retail units, within the Stonebridge development on Paul Quay.

Rory Kunz, senior planning consultant with RPS Planning and Environment in Dun Laoghaire, said T.K. Maxx would occupy the largest 2,505 sq.m ground floor retail space, with the businesses to occupy the two other retail units still to be decided.

'There is no-one in mind for them at the moment,' Mr. Kunz told this newspaper.

'It's great news for Wexford and will provide a much-needed boost for the town,' he said.

It's hoped that work will commence on the development, which in the main consists of internal changes to the existing configuration as well as improving access arrangements, by early summer with the new store opening in late July or August.

The Stonebridge development, built on the back of the Celtic Tiger, has been standing idle since.

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