Re: Re: Roches Stores gone!

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It’s a wonder that any Irish retail brands are still in existence. Until Roches redeveloped their Henry St store, I was surprised that they hadn’t gone bust since their shops were pretty rubbishy. But then their new flagship store made me think they must be doing well…

Anyway, RIP Roches Stores. I was in Arnotts the other day and I really like that shop. It’s got real character with it’s rambling and unique layout.. not like a bland M&S or Debenhams. I hope Clerys and Arnotts can stay independent.

@Thomond Park wrote:

I’m sure that a suplus unit in the Jervis Centre will be least of Debbenhams worries and I’m sure that subject to landlords consent that the unit could be divided into two units i.e. one at ground and a second relating to the upper floors.

It is however a pity to see a great Irish retailer dissapear and really highlights the success that Clearys and to a greater extent Arnotts have acheived by being profitable enough to resist the many approaches they have doubtlessly received over the years.

Henry St is really emerging as a very intensive retail pitch on a large scale

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