Lidl Ireland has announced it has submitted a planning application for a second store in Ennis, Co Clare.
The application is for a brand-new, state-of-the-art store and mixed-use development, which would include for a Lidl store, 20 residential apartments, a café and two commercial units, the discounter said.
The new proposal will transform the existing vacant site, at the junction of the Clare Road (R458) and Toberteascain Road, Ennis, into a vibrant retail and residential development, it added.
Commenting on the application for a second Lidl store in Ennis, Lidl’s property executive and Clare native Dervla Nash said, “Our existing store in Ennis has a loyal customer network and we have worked closely with the local authority, planners and architects to ensure that this development will contribute positively to the local area."
Once approved, the new development will include an investment of over €20 million from Lidl Ireland, creating 30 local jobs at the new Lidl store and up to a 100 more through the construction phase, the company said.
In addition to the apartments and new Lidl store there will be a number of commercial opportunities available on the site as the development will also include a café and two road facing retail units, it added.
"We are hoping for a positive planning decision and look forward to developing this site,” Nash concluded.