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Tuesday 20 August 2019

Lidl Gorey to relocate to old Tesco store during rebuild

For sale, Tesco, Gorey.
For sale, Tesco, Gorey.

By Fintan Lambe

Discount retailer Lidl is to relocate, temporarily at least, to the old Tesco premises on the Courtown Road in Gorey.

Late last year, the German supermarket chain was given the go ahead to completely demolish its current building on the Arklow Road, and build a new state of the art supermarket in the same site. The new Arklow Road building will be quite a bit larger than the current one, with a gross floor area of 2,416 sq.m, and will see the addition of an ancillary off licence, bakery and public facilities.

An application was made by Lidl to Gorey District Court last week for a spirits, beer and wine licence for ' a premises at Mill Road, formerly Tesco store'. It was called and adjourned to March 18.

They also had an application for a similar licence for their existing premises at the Arklow Road and it's thought that this will be for the new off-licence area following extension and renovation. It too was called and then adjourned to March 18.

When asked for a comment on its plans, or for details on how long the relocation will last, a spokesperson for Lidl said that the company had no comment.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Bannon, which handled the sale of the old Tesco store in Gorey confirmed that the property has been sold, but declined to identify the buyer. She said that the new owner has yet to announce plans for the future of the 4,352 sq.m. building.

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