Another big chain store for Ballincollig
Goodness, the grocery market seems so saturated there already! 2 Aldis, a Lidl, 2 SuperValus and a Dunnes!
I suppose Tesco aren't too afraid of competition and would've done their market research thoroughly though.
When is it opening? Or is it still in planning/building stage?
it will be in the newly extended shopping centre.
absolute madness imo, lots of empty units in the village already
And yet, compared to Cork city itself, businesses in Ballincollig are doing fairly well.
Let them try it out, Tesco does not have problem with finances, so if their market research shows they are gonna make it there, then why not.
Adds few new jobs to Ballincollig and if they manage to stay afloat, that means there is more money to go around in the town, which would benefit more than just Tesco.
I'd say we can say next year same time if it was a smart idea or not
We don't need anymore bloody supermarkets in fairness
Does anyone know exactly where it's going to be? I read "the western end of the existing shopping center" but to me that's the Dunnes car-park.
In the field with all the cabins,next to the carpark I think on the left.
Bit off topic, do people consider Ballincollig as part of the city?
I was talking about this the other day in work, and we all agreed that it pretty much was. But even if you take it as a town, it would be up there as one of the biggest in Ireland. Bigger pop. than the likes of Portlaoise and thos kinda places.
AFAIK Ballincollig is the 2nd biggest "suburb" in the country, Tallagh being the biggest. Yet, CIE will charge full county bus fare rates. City centre to Mayfield is a shorter trip and is charged at city rates.
I was waiting for Tesco to set up camp in Ballincollig. I've always wondered why they hadn't. Same goes for McDonalds, Ballincollig would be an ideal spot for one.
They've had planning permission up for months now!
They're going to have a giant shared car park between Tesco and the main shopping centre. It's also not going to be just a Tesco. As far as I remember from reading it, it's going to be a two story building with multiple units.. Something along the lines of Wilton I suppose.
I'll have a walk in that direction over the next few days and find out for definite.
Planning permission already put in place behind the newer Aldi.
it's not tesco I'm worried about. it's the fact that they will be putting new smaller units in there as well when there are about 20 or 30 empty small units in ballincollig already!
Don't worry, the days of Bus Eireann charging full county to Ballincollig are numbered. Rumour has it, a new route that will go all the way to the sea side.
I would imagine though that the rumour that Tesco are opening in Ballincollig is true, the only people this will affect is their main competitors.
I still don't get why we have 2 Aldis (Aldii?) tbh