Fultons to reopen new store in July

Fultons, Queen St. Lurgan. INLM15-206.
Fultons, Queen St. Lurgan. INLM15-206.

Furnishing outlet Fultons is to open its doors in Lurgan again this summer, it has been revealed.

Work is well underway at the Queen’s St store which shut four years ago during the financial crisis.

Known for their high-end interiors, the firm hopes to reopen the store in July.

And work is also ongoing at their Boucher St premises in Belfast, which once boasted marble floors and a resident pianist.

Owner Mr Cyril Fulton said the showroom represented a “substantial investment” but would not clarify the exact cost of the new premises.

He added: “It’ll be reconstructed up to the level you would expect from Fultons. It’ll be much smaller so there won’t be enough room for the pianist, but we will still have a restaurant. We do know we have a very strong following.”

Lurgan-based Fultons had traded for 50 years and employed around 60 people at its peak.

The business consisted of two outlets at Balmoral Plaza in Belfast and another at Queen Street in Lurgan from where the company had started.

Fultons Fine Furnishings went into administration almost four years ago when First Trust Bank appointed administrators to the company.

However, known for his attention to detail and style, property developers continued to trust Mr Fulton’s eye for design and he remained busy.

Mr Fulton’s latest project for Fraser Houses will be interior design for the Rivenwood development, a 1,000-home scheme, which will be the largest housing development to be built in Northern Ireland in a decade.

Mr Fulton added: “We are absolutely delighted to be involved with Fraser Houses (on Rivenwood).

“It’s a fabulous development and a very good timing for us.”

The new store is currently under construction on the same site as the former 60,000sq ft Fultons show room on Queen Street and will have around 12,000sq ft of retail space.