Fashion & Beauty

Zara to reopen in Belfast next week

Fashion store Zara, pictured behind hoarding on Donegall Place. Photo by Mal McCann
Marie Louise McConville

Zara has confirmed it will reopen in Belfast city centre next week.

The Spanish retailer was forced to close its Donegall Place store in August 2018 when a fire broke out at nearby Primark.

Following the August 28 fire, some businesses have been able to reopen thanks to the erection of a temporary walkway.

Earlier this year, Zara, which has remained behind the cordon, said it planned to re-open as "as soon as possible” at its present location.

A spokeswoman for the popular retailer confirmed that the store will reopen on Thursday April 4.

She said: “We are really excited to be reopening our store in Belfast".

The news comes as another part of the cordon in place in Belfast city centre following the Primark fire was due to be reduced.

The footpath from the corner of Donegall Place to the corner of Fountain Street reopened today.

Abacus Beads, which relocated following the blaze in August, is also to reopen.

The latest reduction in the cordon comes after a walkway linking Fountain Street to Castle Street was opened last month.

The Primark store in Belfast city centre suffered devastating damage in a fire in August. Picture by Press Association


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