The restrictions are easing which means the majority of stores have now reopened in the Showgrounds. Coffee shops are still only allowed to do takeaway service and indoor dining restrictions remain in place which means our restaurants are still closed. However it is great that clothing retail is back with M&S clothing , TK Maxx, Edinburgh Woollen Mills , Pamela Scott, Vila and Only back open. Argos is now open for non essential items and their computer terminals where you can check if stock is available is now open also. A&E Jewellers is back open AND BB's is back open for takeaways. And not to forget the essential stores that have been with us all through lockdown are remain open M&S food, Dealz, Iceland , McCauleys , The Gourmet Butcher, Costa , Hale and Tech Mac. New Age Photography are also back in their studio taking bookings. So we finally see a ray of light and it is great to see people back shopping again. For individual store openings please go to our opening hours tab on the website as some stores extending their trading hours for the first two weeks to allow customers to shop safely. We ask all customers to keep wearing their facemasks even if they have had their vaccination.
Due to the Level 5 restrictions coming back in for the month of January, the following businesses are closed
Edinburgh Woollen Mills
New Age Photography
Bakers & Baristas
Blush House of Beauty
The following Businesses will remain open
M&S (Food Hall & Takeaway Coffee)
Argos (Essential Items Only)
Eason (Essential Stationary)
Costa Coffee (Takeaway Only)
The Gourmet Butcher
Tech Mac (Phone Repair)
Face coverings are mandatory in the Shopping Centre and we ask all customers to sanitize their hands on entry to the Centre.
We are delight to welcome all stores back on 1st December in the Showgrounds. Please check the trading times for the individual stores in the opening time tab above. TK Maxx for example will open from 8am until 11pm Monday - Saturday all through December so it can accommodate for customers at any time and M& S are extending to 8pm on Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday. Cafes and restaurants will reopen their table service from 3 days later Friday 4th November. Only will reopen under new management on Thursday 3rd December so we look forward to seeing them back in the Showgrounds. There will be no grotto this year due to the restrictions but we have heard Santa is busy in his workshop making toys for all the girls and boys. We ask all customers to wear a facemask in the Shopping Centre and adhere to the floor markings.
As of midnight, on Wednesday October 21st, the Government elevated the country to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks in order to combat the Covid-19 virus.
While essential retail remains open, it is so disappointing for many of our other retailers and their staff who have to close again. We know this is a difficult time for them, especially at this time of year. We wish them well and look forward to seeing them reopen again in early December.
So, what does Level 5 mean for the Showgrounds?
– Essential Retail remains open; this includes the following stores:
· M&S (Food hall)
· Argos (Click &Collect)
· McCauley Pharmacy
· The Gourmet Butcher
· Easons (Essential Stationery)
· Tech Mac (Repairs)
– Selected Restaurants remain open for Takeaway. These include the following:
· M&S Café
– Selected stores are open for Click and Collect including the following:
-Click & Collect for the following:
M&S : https://www.marksandspencer.com/ie/
A& E Jewellers : https://www.facebook.com/AEGoldsmiths
Name It : https://www.facebook.com/nameitclonmel/
Hale : www.halevaping.com
-Call & Collect for the following:
– Our Tech Mac kiosk remains open for phone repair.
Opening hours by store may differ. Click here for more information
We want to again thank our customers for your continued support of the Centre and for backing local employment over the past few months and during this pandemic.
When visiting the Centre, please remember to wear a mask and keep your social distance.
Due to the governments announcement on Level 3 restrictions a number of businesses have been affected by the guidelines.
Shake Dog will close for the duration of the lock down. Costa Coffee, BB's and M&S will only be providing a takeaway service. Seating areas will be closed off but the cafes will remain open for business.