Opening day revealed for new JYSK store in Laois

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan

The JYSK store in Naas . A branch is opening soon in Portlaoise.

The JYSK store in Naas . A branch is opening soon in Portlaoise.

The open date has been revealed for the new JYSK homewares store in Laois.

Construction work started on the first Laois branch, at Laois Shopping Centre in mid May.

Work began on a vacant unit in mid May (see below). JYSK, pronounced 'yusk' will be in a long-vacant 1,000sqm unit on the external lower ground floor.

It is now understood that the opening date is to be Thursday August 8.

The shop will employ 13 staff. 

The international Danish based company, similar in style to Ikea, announced its advance into Ireland earlier this year. Portlaoise is one of four branches to open this year, with 15 to open around Ireland by 2020, creating 200 jobs.