Irish shoppers can jump for joy as the old Debenhams store is set to be transformed into a very popular Irish clothing store.
Penneys in The Square in Tallaght is set to open a new store, an empty Debenhams store, in the coming months.
It took decades for the store to open, with the Penneys originally agreeing to open a store in Tallaght in 2000.
According to the Sunday Times, the fashion giant will be moving into the big real estate very soon.
Plans to develop a Penneys store at the South Side location have been in the works for two decades, but were put on hold by Dunnes Stores litigation and then the recession.
Square’s owners since 2018, Oaktree Capital Management, received permission to plan to expand last July.
The 21-year-old’s wait comes after it was announced that Benes will also open a new store in a brand new shopping mall in Bray.
The Penneys is supposed to take one of three rental sites in the new center off Main Street to the coastal town of Wicklow, which are being built by Paddy McKillen Jr’s Oakmount.
The new three-storey project has an area of 270,000 square feet and includes 12 retail units, a new cinema, a bowling alley and restaurants.
Stella Cinemas, Elephant and Castle and Wowburger – all brands also owned by Paddy McKillen Jr and Press Up group – are all confirmed passengers already.
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