Happy birthday Citywest Shopping Centre

Citywest Shopping Centre is going to be one year old according to the sign on the Blessington road. Shame they can’t celebrate by filling some of the empty stores because of the frontage along the Citywest road, much of it is empty.

Anyone have more details on this?

The shops are empty because some buxom hot model who lives in the vicinity bought all the stock. :wink:

seriously though, no idea

Talking of commercial outlet saturation, the new TK Maxx has opened in Cork. Behind it, the former Matthews premises is being converted into a mall and you also have the redevelopment of the Dunnes building on Patrick st.
Too many outlets, too few viable shops.
Too many shops, too few shoppers.

IIRC a Davy report on the commercial property market in Ireland revealed that between what has been already built and what is being built, retail space in Ireland will have increased by 550% between 2002 and 2009.

Better get shopping then!

The Citywest Luas extension will pass right by the door of the Citywest Shopping Centre - granted it will take 3.5 years from now to complete but I would have no worries about the longer term future of this centre.

The whole area around this centre is currently undergoing a huge infrastructural overhall, you don’t necessarily see it yet, but it is happening - further links to the N7 from Grangecastle slip road etc.