Tesco opens in Charlemont Square
28 February 2023
Tesco Ireland opened the doors to a new Tesco Express store at Dublin’s Charlemont Square on Friday.
This historic part of Dublin 2 has been transformed into a modern neighbourhood which will feature a retail space, public square, homes, and offices. At more than 4,600 square foot and conveniently located close to the Charlemont Luas stop, the new store promises customers a modern retail experience and a wide selection of quality fresh and Irish produce.
“We’re very excited to open the doors of our latest Dublin City Centre store, here in Charlemont Square,” said Geoff Byrne, chief operating officer, Tesco Ireland. “We’re looking forward to getting to know our new neighbours in this community.”
In a new green initiative for Tesco, the retailer has used fully recyclable wall protection in the fitout of the new store. The material was made from 350kg of 100% recycled soft plastic which came from Tesco in-store collection points for soft plastics from product packaging. The use of this recycled material offers an innovative recycling solution which demonstrates end to end recycling for the company.
The material was manufactured for Tesco by Irish manufacturing company Paltech whose technology offers the ability for soft plastics to be cleaned, sorted, and moulded into construction materials. Tesco Ireland partnered with the company in 2021 to help them use recycled materials for use in store maintenance and in refits including buildings, carpark barriers, and signage.
Store manager Jonathan McCusker,who has been with Tesco for eight years described the opening as “a really exciting day for me and the team”.
“We’ve been working really hard behind the scenes for the past few weeks to ensure that the store will offer the best possible experience for our customers,” McCusker said.
In its first campaign within Tesco’s Community Fund, the Charlemont Square store will support the locality with donations to three local causes, Charlemont Community Resource Centre CLG, The Rise Foundation and DEBRA Ireland.
Through the food surplus redistribution programme, FoodCloud partners and OLIO Food Waste Heroes will be on hand to ensure no good food goes to waste. The Charlemont team will also join Tesco’s continued efforts to support its charity partner, Children’s Health Foundation which supports all sick children in CHI at Crumlin, Connolly, Temple St, and Tallaght hospitals.