Jobs on the way as Dealz comes to Kildare town – Leinster Leader

Discount retailer Dealz is coming to Kildare town after it agreed to a lease on the former Lidl supermarket.

The former foodstore building and car park on Hospital Street became empty late last year when the German discount chain moved to a larger 2,192 square metre premises across the road in the old Magee Barracks site.

The building and grounds of the empty property were refurbished in recent weeks after construction workers returned to sites after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted. Negotiations were underway in recent weeks between representatives for Dealz and the owner of the property previously occupied by Lidl. 

Positions were also advertised and interviews were carried out with job applicants during July.

Dealz already has nearby stores in Newbridge, Naas and Athy. 

Local politicians had urged Kildare County Council in the past to rent the former Lidl building for community use.

Former Mayor of Kildare, Cllr Suzanne Doyle,

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