Originally Posted by frankz
Have Tesco sold the Clongour site at this stage?
If so their town centre shop badly needs investment - ie if its the long term offering.
It was up for sale recently with 10 year PP for warehouses.
While the staff in Thurles are great the supermarket is a disgrace.
It's always out of stock on certain items (and at times even the basics milk, bread etc)
There's a massive bump in part of the floor down the back of the store that will trip someone up one day
It hasn't changed since 1970s. It was originally owned by Joey O'Connor who sold to BAF in the late 70s.
The freezer doors were broken for months and you couldn't close them.
20 years ago it was in need of refurbishment. Today it needs to be knocked and replaced. It's the only supermarket in the town that charges you for parking.
In the smaller towns nearby Roscrea, Tipperary, Cashel etc they stay open until 10pm/11pm. Thurles closes at 6PM/7pm Sunday-Wednesday.
This happend around Christmas time 2013. Dunnes Stores had a late opening for shoppers buying gifts until around 3am. The Tesco store closed at 6pm that evening (before the newsagents) on what was one of the busiest shopping days in years.