Primark: Firm plays down ‘speculation’ of new store in Craigavon
Primark has refused to comment on speculation that it might open a store in Craigavon’s Rushmere.
Last week widespread claims that the international firm is coming to Craigavon flooded across social media.
There has been repeated hype for many years regarding a Primark store for the Craigavon area but nothing materialised.
A number of politicians were asked about the speculation but only two responded.
Ulster Unionst MLA Doug Beattie said: “There is no confirmed information just rumours. If it is true it will be a fantastic investment for Rushmere and job opportunities for the town.”
Alliance Cllr Eoin Tennyson revealed that it appeared to be merely rumours but welcomed any move to the area.
A Primark spokesperson said; “We continually review opportunities for expansion of the Primark business however, as you’d expect, we don’t comment on speculation about where or when we might open our next stores.”
A spokesman for Rushmere Shopping Centre said: “We are experiencing strong demand in enquiries and are in continued discussions with a number of retailers and hospitality businesses keen to locate within one of NI’s most successful retail destinations.”
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