Dobbies opens biggest ever store at The Junction, Antrim
Dobbies has opened its biggest-ever garden centre store at The Junction Retail and Leisure Park in Antrim.
Spanning 110,000 square feet, the shop is Dobbies’ second venture in Northern Ireland.
The company has also partnered with retail and wholesale business Musgrave NI which will supply a a range of products to Dobbies’ 3,539 square foot food hall.
Television presenter Pamela Ballantine officially opened the store and was joined by deputy mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council councillor Rosie Kinnear; Dobbies chief executive David Robinson; Dobbies Antrim general manager Ken Ferguson and operations manager Jenny Campbell. Alastair Coulson, managing director of The Junction’s landlord, Lotus Property, was also present.
Opening ahead of the Christmas season, the new store features Dobbies’ full festive product range and will also offer an extensive programme of seasonal events from November onwards, including Santa’s Grotto, a Quiet Grotto experience for those with additional needs, Santa Paws, Santa’s Breakfast and more.
Robinson said: “I’d like to share a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in this project. It’s been amazing to see so many colleagues from across the business supporting the local team, and we’re proud to have created so many jobs in the local area.”
Coulson added: “Dobbies opening its doors onsite today is a real gamechanger for The Junction. We are very pleased to have a nationwide household name open its flagship store with us. I’m delighted to say occupancy levels are now at 92% – a testament to the investment and commitment the team here at The Junction have made to drive this destination forward.”
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