Grand opening for Shaw’s

Ashling Macke

Reporter:

Ashling Macke

Over one hundred people waited in the September sunshine for a first glance inside the new Shaw’s store which opening this morning (Thursday, September 5).

The ribbon cutting was performed by Mr Mervyn Shaw and Mrs Lyons who responded to an in-store competition, looking for people’s memories of shopping in the local department store down through the years.

Shaws, who will celebrate 150 years in business next year has committed its future to Portlaoise with an investment of some €1 million in its new store.

Company director, Andrew Shaw, said the Portlaoise store was “fantastic.” He commented on the number of customers who had wished them well in recent weeks.

“The good will of the customers has been amazing,” he said.