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Lidl to open new £5 million store at Newry's Buttercrane Centre

Digital render of Lidl's new store at Newry's Buttercrane Centre.

LIDL has confirmed it will open its new store in Newry on August 26, creating an additional 15 jobs.

The £5 million store at the Buttercrane Shopping Centre replaces the German supermarket chain’s existing store at Bahenal’s Castle on Abbey Way.

Work on the new expanded supermarket at Buttercrane has been ongoing since March 2021.

The 23,573 sq ft store replaces a unit that previously housed Easons and part of the former M&S store.

Newry fitness influencer Maeve Madden will officially unveil the new look store next Thursday.

Lidl’s regional director in the north, Conor Boyle, said: ““Lidl Northern Ireland has been serving the people of Newry for more than a decade and we’re thrilled to bring customers an enhanced shopping experience at this new, expanded location which benefits from great access and modern facilities within one of the region’s premier retail destinations.

“Buttercrane Shopping Centre is a strategic site in the heart of Newry city and we’re delighted to transform a pivotal unit within the centre.”

Buttercrane Shopping Centre manager Peter Murray said: “The multi-million pound investment by Lidl Northern Ireland and Buttercrane Centre has transformed the site, which is now outward looking onto Dublin Road, and has significantly regenerated the adjacent Bridge Street area of the city."

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