National homewares chain opens at vacated Shaws Laois store

National homewares chain opens at vacated Shaws Laois store

The Mountmellick branch of Shaws, now occupied by Home Savers. Photo: Leinster Express

An Irish homewares retail chain has opened a new branch in Laois, at a former Shaws department store.

Home Savers has some 36 branches in Ireland, including one at Portlaoise Retail Park.

It has now expanded to Mountmellick, moving into the vacated Shaws shop that was closed down during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The revamped shop opened last Saturday, September 11. 

Shaws had announced the closure of its first ever store in Mountmellick last May, to local dismay and a public petition to reverse their decision. The drapery shop had been in operation for 157 years.

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