Tuesday 16 January 2018

Clerys all set for Christmas rush

Fiona Ellis

ONE of the capital's most iconic department stories will be back in business this month.

Clerys on O'Connell Street, Dublin, will re-open for shoppers just in time for the Christmas rush after closing for nearly four months following a flood.

The store was forced to shut after a section of the roof fell through during torrential rain and thunderstorms in July.

The business temporarily laid off 86 staff as it set about repairing the damage. The store's owner, OCS Operations, a subsidiary of Gordon Brothers Europe, confirmed the 160-year-old store would re-open its doors on Thursday, November 21. However, it is understood it will not have the traditional Christmas window display.

Clerys managing director Dominic Prendergast said: "The retail emporium that is Clerys has been restored to its former glory."

Gordon Brothers paid about €1m for the store after Bank of Ireland appointed a receiver in 2012.

Irish Independent

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