Showgrounds Shopping Centre in Clonmel is reporting a bumper year in 2018 with footfall up 11.4% on 2017. This year Showgrounds is planning a fun-filled programme of special events and activities to celebrate its 10th Birthday.
Anchored by Marks & Spencer, Showgrounds opened during the economic downturn in 2009 – the worst possible trading period for retail. Despite this the centre has developed further and now boasts some of the best retail tenants in the region including TK Maxx, Argos, Dealz, Iceland, Eason, Pamela Scott, Name It, Vila, Only and Costa Coffee.
“2018 was a fantastic year for the Showgrounds with record footfall figures and some of our retailers reporting their best trading periods ever. We have a great mix of 20 retailers in the areas of fashion, homewares and food which attracts shoppers from throughout the counties of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford. The centre trades on one level and has plenty of free parking which all provides an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience for customers” says Julian Smith, Centre Manager.
2019 sees the 10th Birthday of Showgrounds and Julian announced an exciting programme of special events to celebrate throughout the year. “Kicking off with our Game of Thrones event in February we will have a series of celebratory events through to October. There will be everything from fashion shows to kids entertainment – something for all the family. We are very proud to have overcome a very challenging period for retail when we first opened and to have proceeded to develop one of the most successful shopping centres in the South East” added Julian.
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