Business Groups Welcome Primark December Opening

Belfast Chamber of Commerce, Retail NI and Hospitality Ulster have welcomed confirmation that Primark is to open a store in Commonwealth House on December 8th.

Belfast Chamber President Rajesh Rana, Retail NI CEO Glyn Roberts and Hospitality Ulster CEO Colin Neill said:

“This is a welcome development which will increase footfall for the Castle Street traders who have been suffering greatly reduced trade since the fire”

“It is also good news for Belfast City Centre as a whole that a Primark store will be open before Christmas”

“Progress is still slow in re-opening the cordon and we still have a very serious situation with businesses in Royal Avenue which have been experiencing dramatically reduced trade”

“We need to see the cordon opened as soon as practically and safely as possible”

“Our three organisations need to be fully consulted as to how the £2m from the Treasury is going to be spent as it is vital that this welcome funding is directed in the most appropriate way”

Rajesh Rana 07775882041

Glyn Roberts 07515710517

Colin Neill 07738354963