LIDL opened a new store on the Dock Road in Limerick City this (Thursday) morning with plans already in place for a major extension to the building which borders on Saint Alphonsus Street.
An application has been submitted to Limerick City and County Council seeking permission for a 260 square metre extension to the new store.
It will include 65 square metres of retail space with dedicated entrances at ground floor level along with a change of use to allow for a hair and beauty salon. An internal reconfiguration of the store is also envisaged to accommodate public lobby and toilets, staff facilities and an increased storage area.
Limerick ladies football player Roisin Ambrose officially opened the new store alongside local charity, Make a Wish Foundation, which was presented with €1,000 in Lidl vouchers to the charity on the morning.
As part of the opening ceremony, Lidl provided complimentary vouchers to the first customers through the door as well as big markdowns on middle aisle favourites including a 50’ 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, espresso machines, stand mixers and food processors.
The new store features high ceilings and wide aisles, with increased natural light, LED lighting, roof mounted solar panels and an energy efficient system provided by 100 per cent green energy.
The site includes customer car parking with EV charger points.
Through the German discounter’s commitment to its ‘Better Tomorrow’ programme, Lidl provides financial support for Ladies Gaelic Football clubs and schools in the area.
The chain also supports FoodCloud donations and funding for youth mental health through Lidl Ireland’s charity partner Jigsaw – The National Centre for Youth Metal Health.
The new store will also support several local suppliers including Ballyneety-based Ishka, who supply bottled water, and Ballyhoura Applewood Farm who have been supplying the retailer with a selection of condiments since 2018