Dunnes Stores has yet to confirm whether it will be the anchor tenant at Ferrybank’s €120 million shopping centre, which is now due to open on October 28th.

As we went to press, a spokesperson for the company told The Munster Express that she was not in a position to comment about the development of any future store.

Developers Properties who developed the scheme, made the welcome announcement earlier this week, bringing with it the promise of 500 jobs for the Ferrybank area, news which delighted local political representatives.

The centre consists of 23 retail units and just over 1,100 car park spaces. In 2007, Dunnes Stores signed the dotted line to take up an anchoring tenancy at the 75,000 square feet facility on the N25.

While some of the specifics relating to the building’s opening remain uncertain, local letting agent David Ennis is upbeat about the boost the new development shall provide for Ferrybank.

“This is going to add huge value and prestige to the area,” he said.

“The shopping centre offers a great opportunity for investors in Ferrybank and will obviously provide a significant boost to rent figures in due course.

“It’s coming at a good time for the local economy and we look forward to the centre opening and all that will come with it.”