Aldi to open new Castlecomer store

Kilkenny County Council grants planning permission, with 25 new jobs to be created

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16 February 2021 | 0

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Aldi Ireland is to bring 25 new permanent jobs to Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, following Kilkenny County Council granting planning permission to build a new store in the town. Expected to open in 2022, the new store will create 100 jobs during the construction phase.

The new 1,315 sqm store will be located in the centre of Castlecomer, on the site of the town’s former Creamery. The site, vacant for several years, is being developed by Greenstripe Ltd, and will feature Aldi’s store as the anchor tenant, along with additional retail, office and residential units as part of the 52,500 square feet development. The Creamery’s historic mill building, a protected structure, will also be preserved and fully refurbished.

There will be 105 parking spaces available for customers, in addition to 54 bike parking spaces as part of the overall development. Aldi will also be investing in the future of Castlecomer through the provision of two free-to-use electric vehicle charging points, while the store will be powered by 100% green electricity.

“Kilkenny County Council’s decision is great news for customers,” said Colin Breslin, Aldi regional managing director. “We can’t wait to come to Castlecomer and bring our amazing prices to even more shoppers.”

The new store will be Aldi’s sixth in County Kilkenny, with stores already on Waterford Road and Hebron Road in Kilkenny Town, Graiguenamanagh, Ferrybank and Callan. Each store is part of Aldi’s food waste reduction programme, with Aldi’s Kilkenny stores having donated over 40,000 meals to charity to date. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants programme, with Graiguenamanagh Elderly Association Limited, Larc Childcare, Amber Women’s Refuge, Bunscoil McAuley Rice and Waterford Women’s Centre some of the many local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.

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