Tesco Ireland has announced the reopening of its refurbished store at Douglas Shopping Centre, Cork after a year-long closure following a car-park fire in August 2019.
The re-opening of the Douglas store has created 30 new jobs in the Douglas store, adding to the 100 staff who were employed there prior to the fire, the retailer said.
Tesco said that has invested €1.5 million in the refurbishment of Douglas and other store improvements in Cork this year.
Level 5 Restrictions
Originally built in 2009 and spanning over 55,000 square feet the Douglas store is reopening in line with the public health requirements of Level 5 restrictions.
Dermot Hever, store manager, Tesco Douglas said: "Reopening under Level 5 restrictions is certainly a very different event than we might have planned, I’m delighted to say we’ve able to deliver a safe and easy experience for our returning customers."
Re-Deployed To Other Stores
Throughout the closure, the store's staff were re-deployed to other stores in Cork but have now returned to Douglas, Tesco said.
"I must commend and thank our colleagues who were temporarily re-deployed to our sister stores in Cork, and I know they’re all delighted to be back in the Douglas store serving the customers they know so well," he said.
"They have been working hard behind closed doors for weeks preparing to welcome returning customers in line with COVID-19 safety protocols," Hever added.
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