Mayor Paul Bell was on hand this morning as Lidl reopened their second Drogheda store at the M1 Retail Park this morning after a major build and extension at the store, following on from a similar upgrade to the company’s Donore Road store in 2017.
The company says the extended store will add an additional eight new jobs to the staff at the M1 Retail Park, bringing the total number of employees at the store to 26. To celebrate the reopening, Lidl kindly donated €1,000 to the Drogheda branch of St. Vincent de Paul.
The rebuilt store is open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 9pm on Sundays, whoppers can also avail of 162 car parking spaces along with two electric vehicle charging points.
Lidl’s new store also has a Lidl to Go coffee machine and a larger fresh bakery area while improved facilities for store employees include a larger canteen and welfare area and shower facilities.
A solar photovoltaic system – otherwise known as solar panels – will be installed within six months after opening, ensuring the store is powered using only green energy.
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Speaking at the launch, Store Manager, Donal Byrne said; “It was an exciting morning here in Drogheda as customers queued up to see our second store in the area reopen.
“We have had huge loyalty from the shoppers in Drogheda and want to thank them for their ongoing support. We would like to thank our colleagues for their hard work and commitment in the run up to the big day and a special thanks to our fantastic customers who were patient while we worked on the new build.
“We are also honoured to have the Mayor of Drogheda, Councillor Paul Bell join us today,” he added.