Shopping Centre

Rushmere announces two new tenants

Published:  01 September, 2010

Leading fashion jeweller Karine & Co. has just opened at the 70-store centre in Craigavon with mobile phone giant O2 due to open in the next few weeks.

Martin Walsh, manager of Rushmere shopping centre, said: “The arrival of these two well known brands will be a positive addition to the scheme and we continue to provide our customers with the one of the widest retail offerings in Northern Ireland.

“We are optimistic that consumer confidence is slowly returning after a period of uncertainty and that Rushmere can offer something for everyone as we move into the autumn season. If we continue to see solid trading we are on course to exceed our goal of attracting nearly 9 million visitors this year to the centre and wider retail park area.”

Karine Trabelsi, director of Karine & Co. said: “We have been waiting for about 6 years to secure a standalone unit in Rushmere. This will be the seventh store we have opened in 7 years and because we originate from Portadown, we have always wanted to expand our growing business to the scheme here.

“Now that the opportunity has finally arrived, we will be including our full range of brands and also adding an upmarket giftware selection to our range. The top brands that we will be stocking will include Carousel, Swatch and Storm, as well as own branded jewellery which has proven very popular to date.”

Savills acted on behalf of Rushmere's owners Landlord Central Craigavon Limited.