Former Supervalu store to reopen

November 18, 2013

News that the former Supervalu complex in Crossmaglen is set to open again for business has been met with enthusiasm from the local community.

The sprawling premises on the Newry Road has been a source of discontent since it closed its doors last summer.  Having become a target for graffiti and rubbish dumping since, the building has turned into an eyesore and, in the opinion of many, conveys a negative impression on the approach to the town.

However, that is all about to change as the business is set to reopen under new ownership in the coming weeks.  Aside from the aesthetics, the move is likely to provide much-needed employment in the area.

Casey brothers who, earlier this year, also acquired the former Watters supermarket in Culloville are the new proprietors of the business.  With an advert in this week’s Examiner, the former owner, Michael Quinn and his family publicly endorsed the new owners, wishing them luck in their new venture and encouraging the community to support the new proprietors.

Councillor Terry Hearty has said he is delighted to hear the business will reopen and congratulated the new owners on their purchase.

“I want to congratulate the Casey family and thank them for investing in the area and creating jobs,” he said.

“This complex should employ over thirty people and the Casey family already employ around thirty people in south Armagh, and this really highlights their commitment to the area.

“These jobs are badly needed and could not come at a better time as more and more of our young people turn to emigration due to lack of work,” he added.

A clean-up of the site began at the weekend and it is expected the business will begin trading in the New Year.