The ongoing planning situation regarding the fashion store, TK Maxx, and its location at the Butlerstown Retail Park in Waterford is still with the courts but almost resolved.
Justice Mary Finlay has reserved judgement on a date when TK Maxx will be instructed to stop selling fashion goods from its store at Butlerstown. However, the Court was told that TK Maxx had a plan to move into Railway Square in the city centre on a site previously occupied by Penneys while its Barronstrand Street premises was extended and refurbished.
Planning permission was granted last week for a mezzanine floor at the Railway Square premises to facilitate TK Maxx. Other traders in the city centre will certainly welcome the extra shoppers that TK Maxx will undoubtedly attract. Incidentally, Penneys recently bought the Belfry Hotel at its rear to facilitate further expansion which is a boost for the city centre.
The motion was granted for TK Maxx to cease trading unauthorised goods and the Court reserved judgement on the actual date of closing. But, pointed out Judge Finlay, that would be of no advantage to the firm as it would be backdated to the judgement date at the Commercial Court last week.
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