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New £450k Limavady Centra creates 20 jobs

Pictured at the new Centra store in Limavady are store owners, Steven Wilson (left) and Michael Wilson (right) and Nigel Maxwell, Centra sales director
Gareth McKeown

IRISH retailer Centra has opened a new £450,000 store in Limavady, creating 20 jobs.

The convenience retailer has opened a new-look outlet on the Ballyquin Road as part of a significant investment from Centra owners, Musgrave and well-known local retailers, the Wilson family.

The new greenfield store has an abundance of household essentials and fresh, locally sourced produce, while additional amenities include Frank & Honest Coffee a hot and cold deli, a Mexican burrito bar and ice cream counter.

The new store, bears the name Ivan Wilson on its fascia in honour of the late local businessman. The family tradition, which spans 70 years, continues as his sons Michael and Steven carry on the business, which also comprises a Mace store in Coleraine, licensed premises, a car hire business and Ivan Wilson Fuels Supplies.

The site includes popular Irish fast food chain Chipmongers, who have opened their shop in Co Derry as well a pay-at-the-pump forecourt run independently by Nicholl Fuels.

Store owner, Michael Wilson said the new opening is another important milestone for the business.

“We are proud of our roots in the community in the north west and are pleased to create 20 new jobs and invest significantly in the place where we live and work.

“This new-look store is an exciting and fresh retail concept that will be matched by the first-class customer service, synonymous with the Wilson family name.”

Centra sales director, Nigel Maxwell said the new store will be a great addition to Limavady.

"We are delighted to support the Wilson family in this exciting new venture, which brings significant investment to Limavady. One of our core objectives as a business is to provide opportunities for local retailers to thrive within their local communities. We are confident that our new-look Centra stores offer customers an enhanced shopping experience, where they can get value for money, without compromising on quality.," he added.

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