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Lidl confirm October 13 reopening date for Omagh store

CGI of Lidl's new replacement store in Omagh.
CGI of Lidl's new replacement store in Omagh.

LIDL has confirmed its new build replacement store in Omagh will reopen on October 13, creating 15 additional jobs.

The German retailer closed its original supermarket in the Co Tyrone town on March 19, commencing a demolition and rebuild project led by Dublin-based firm Ganson.

Around 200 roles have been involved in the construction project.

Lidl has 41 stores in the north. The Irish News revealed last week that the retailer’s long-term plans are for 66 in Northern Ireland.

The new build will be Lidl’s 19th replacement store as it continues an ongoing programme of replacing its older estate.

Sales operations director for Lidl Northern Ireland, Gordon Cruikshanks said: “As Northern Ireland’s fastest-growing supermarket, we’re thrilled to continue moving forward confidently with our long-established plans to rejuvenate and breathe new life into our site at Omagh, where we first opened a Lidl Northern Ireland store in 2003.

“We’re delighted to confirm the new James Street opening date for Thursday 13 October, and to have Barry Kirwan and Cliona Hagan officially open the doors to our new-look store. I look forward to welcoming the 15 new members to our team and to bringing fresh, high-quality products and market-leading value to local shoppers.”

The new Lidl Northern Ireland store on James Street will open on Thursday October 13 2022 at 8am.