It’s finally here!
The long-awaited opening date for The Range has been revealed.
The store will throw open its doors at the Meadows Shopping Centre on Friday, May 11.
The first customers will access the store from 9am onwards.
It will be a huge boost for the shopping centre and the town in general.
In the region of 65 jobs are to be created covering a full range of positions.
It was in June last year that Armagh I exclusively revealed that the home, leisure and garden retail giant had applied for planning permission.
And we later revealed in October that the plans for the new store were about to be approved by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.
That confirmation and approval was given just three weeks later at the November planning meeting.
The Range boasts of selling more than 65,000 products across 16 departments, which includes DIY, Homewares, Furniture, Lighting, Soft Furnishings, Toys, Pets, Arts and Crafts and Gardening.
All of these are expected to be contained within the Portadown store.
The Meadows Shopping Centre is anchored by Tesco, but the new Range outlet is expected to eclipse it in size!
After months of waiting it is time to see what the fuss is all about – Northern Ireland’s fourth store opening right here in Co Armagh!