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20-12-2007, 01:39   #16
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Has anyone tried having something to eat in that workhouse square? I know it's winter time but it's kinda chilly in there. I wouldn't fancy sitting down and having a hot drink in there - I could see it going cold very quickly.

Virgin/Zavvi is the one shop I could see myself visiting a lot. I like the ones in Dublin so it's so nice to be able to go into one locally
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20-12-2007, 15:32   #17
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Apparently Dunnes Stores in McDonagh have let go 11 staff, as business is slower than expected.
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03-01-2008, 13:06   #18
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What's the lineup like in there now? Did many shops get to open yet?
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03-01-2008, 14:28   #19
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A few more shops have opened including Virgin, Next, Gloria Jeans. Still its not enough to warrant the walk up there from town.
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03-01-2008, 16:43   #20
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A few more shops have opened including Virgin, Next, Gloria Jeans. Still its not enough to warrant the walk up there from town.
is that not everything? how many more shops have still to open? other then the book store which i havent seen any signs for
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03-01-2008, 17:04   #21
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There's a few more poxy clothes shops that I have no interest in still to open.
Tom Tailor, Esprit etc. That bookshop is supposed to be going in beside one of the cafes in the courtyard part.

More importantly, does anybody know what's the status of the bowling alley that's listed in the shopping centre map?
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What's the website for the place? Google search seems to miss it. I know it's something like the name but all the variations I try fail.
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03-01-2008, 17:37   #23
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What's the website for the place? Google search seems to miss it. I know it's something like the name but all the variations I try fail.
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Apparently Dunnes Stores in McDonagh have let go 11 staff, as business is slower than expected.

Not that surprised by that. It brings little new to KK and isn't an exceptional store by any means. They give you "an hour free parking" when you spend a tenner; they give back a euro whereas the carpark is 1.50 an hour ! Superquinn in the heart of town give you 2 free hours (fully free) when you spend the same. Far better deal.

Also the "food court" is rubbish in myopinon; how many poncy cafes does one shopping centre need!!? Find the lack of a proper restaurant dissapointing.
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03-01-2008, 19:54   #25
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You'd want to have a hardy constitution to eat in the food court in this weather. It's feckin' freezing!
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In there myself yesterday for the first time. Really nice building I must say, but it was quite empty, both of people and shops... but then again that's maybe because everyone's spent their paycheques after Christmas!

There wasn't all that much that I'd specifically go there for, except for Virgin, always an excellent shop! I find TK Maxx is only any good if you're passing by there every day and run in to see what they have. The odd time you'll find a fantastic shirt of pair of jeans for nothing.

Esprit hasn't opened yet... maybe they'll have a men's section like in Dundrum, though not all the Esprit shops do. That Tom Tailor place is a menswear shop, right?, but it's got all those naked male mannequins in the window. That might attract women in, but it would put me off, to be honest!

Costa Coffee and the bagel place are really nice, but that square is too damn cold for sitting out in during winter! Even a few pub patio heaters would help!

And Dunnes... ffs... it's a good shop, but is it the only big shop they're allowed to build in KK? Why didn't they go after Debenhams, M&S or something like that? Even a Tesco would have given the good people of KK some sort of choice
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And Dunnes... ffs... it's a good shop, but is it the only big shop they're allowed to build in KK? Why didn't they go after Debenhams, M&S or something like that? Even a Tesco would have given the good people of KK some sort of choice
yeah id really liked to have seen M&S go in there, something different at least! there aren't too many M&S stores in Ireland, whereas it seems Tesco is everywhere (except Kilkenny, of course)
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Isn't Debenhems and M&S supposed to go into CitiMart where the barracks amd Cattle Mart is?
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Whats with the big courtyard am i the only person who thinks it looks completely retarded?!
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I think it's functional but badly implemented.
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