Fair City stars Ryan Andrews and Caroline Harvey were on hand last Friday, February 12, to help cut the ribbon for the re-launch of SPAR Kinlough.
The store operated by Noel McGowan is the first SPAR supermarket store to undertake the brand’s new look, which is also currently being showcased in the country’s most famous convenience store, SPAR Carrigstown on RTE's Fair City.
As part of the celebration, Ocean FM’s Francie Boylan show was broadcast live from the store and there was plenty to keep the kids happy with a clown and face painting taking place throughout the day.
One lucky customer won tickets to the Republic of Ireland versus Switzerland soccer match.
Retailer Noel McGowan said he was delighted to see so many familiar faces turn out on the day.
“The shop is going really well since the revamp was finished in November. I am delighted that Fair City’s Ryan Andrews and Caroline Harvey were on hand to help us celebrate the official re-launch of SPAR Kinlough.
“We have had an overwhelmingly positive reaction and support to our launch and it’s great to see so many faces, both regular and new customers, coming back through the doors.”
SPAR Sales Director, Colin Donnelly congratulated Noel and Martina and wished them continued success for the years ahead in their fantastic new look SPAR store.
He said: “Noel and Martina have been flying the flag for community retailing in SPAR for 32 years.
“This new look SPAR supermarket will be a beacon for the SPAR brand in the North West and shows a fantastic commitment from the McGowan family in investing in their business to deliver this new improved retail offering for their customers in Kinlough.”
SPAR Kinlough has been serving the local community since 1984 and provides employment for 20 people.
The supermarket is open from 8am – 9pm seven days a week.