IN a big boost for retail on Kilkenny‘s High Street, Lifestyle sport are set to move into a new larger shop unit opposite Dore’s butchers at the bottom of high street.
The shop unit that they are moving into used to house Dunnes Store home ware, but has been vacant for a number of years since Dunnes moved their home ware section back into the Market Yard premises.
It is hoped that the new larger Lifestyle Sports might offer a number of much needed job opportunities to people in Kilkenny looking for a career in retail. Lifestyle sports is one of the largest sports retail brands in Ireland. The company is a 100% Irish owned, operating 65 sports outlets spread across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with further expansion plans for the future. Lifestyle sports has expanding rapidly since it was founded in 1979 and is now one of Ireland’s fastest growing retail chains with continued growth on a year on year in the sports retail sector.
Kilkenny retailers are hoping that a larger Lifestyle sports shop will help attract more customers into the city centre and boost the overall retail offering of the city.