27/03/2019

Zara Belfast Set To Reopen Next Week

Fashion retailer Zara has announced plans to reopen its Belfast city centre store next week following a reduction in the Primark safety cordon.

The store at Donegall Place had remained closed for almost seven months after a fire destroyed Primark's Bank Buildings in August 2018 forcing a safety cordon to be imposed in the city centre.

The company has now confirmed that its Belfast store will open on the morning of Thursday 04 April.
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Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts welcomed the further reduction of the cordon which enabled more traders in the Castle Street area, including Zara, to reopen their businesses.

"This whole crisis has shown just how resilient city centre traders are," he commented, before advocating for further financial backing for the area.

"While this is a step forward, a huge amount of work is still needed to fully rejuvenate that part of the city centre impacted by the Primark fire. Belfast City Centre has a fantastic retail and hospitality offer, which we need to build upon in the months and years ahead.

"Retail NI is ambitious for Belfast and we want to see the city becoming one the UK and Ireland's top retail destinations."



(JG/CM)

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