Danish home furnishings retailer Søstrene Grene to create 10 jobs at new Bangor store
DANISH home furnishing brand Søstrene Grene is to open its third Northern Ireland store next month, creating 10 jobs.
Work has commenced on the store fit out at Main Street in Bangor, beside Menary's in the premises formerly occupied by Dreams, with the opening scheduled for Friday November 23.
It adds to the chain's existing local outlets at Ann Street in Belfast and The Quays centre in Newry.
The stores offer a wide assortment of products for home and interior, kitchen, craft and DIY, party items and gift wrap, school and office, children and play, and items for the seasons.
Sostrene Grene was brought to the island of Ireland by joint venture partners Richard Power and Norma Jacob-Power, and there are plans to eventually have six stores across Northern Ireland.
“Bangor is an ideal location for Søstrene Grene as the North Down area is busy with young families settling down and taking pride in making comfortable and cosy homes; it's the hub of the house-proud in Northern Ireland," Norma Jacob says.
"We are looking forward to joining the thriving shopping scene in Bangor and providing customers with a new shopping experience, offering beautiful and affordable homeware, soft furnishings and gift ideas which will be sure to capture the creative side of life in the town.”
The family-owned chain currently operates 220 stores across 16 countries.
Chief executive Mikkel Grene says: "The expansion is moving at a fast pace these years, but we are focused on making sure our store experience is the same whether you visit a store in Copenhagen, Paris or Belfast.
"For this reason, we take our time in selecting the absolute best locations for our concept. It is not about opening many stores for us; it is about opening the right stores. And I'm sure the new store in Bangor will be a great addition to our portfolio.”