Newly extended Gateway Shopping Park opens its fourth store, Petstop

25 Sep

In a matter of weeks the newly extended Gateway Shopping Park in Galway has opened its fourth new store, Petstop. The new store has a floor area of 6,500 sq. ft and brings the total number of Petstop stores in Ireland to eight, which include The Park Carrickmines and Limerick One Shopping Park.

Petstop is a chain of pet shops in Ireland stocking pet foods, pet supplies and pet accessories. They are a one-stop-shop for all petcare needs with over 7,000 products in their stores. Established 25 years ago in 1995, they are one of the leading pet store chains in Ireland.

Anthony Gallagher, the Managing Director of Petstop said “Petstop are delighted to have opened our latest store at Gateway Shopping Park in Galway. The reaction so far from pets and their parents has been fantastic. I hope we can welcome many more pet families to visit us at Knocknacarra. I would like to send my warmest congratulations to all my colleagues at Petstop in Galway and my friends at Sigma Retail Partners for making our opening such a success.”

Sigma Retail Partners are the asset management company for Gateway Shopping Park. Paddy O’Connor, Asset Manager for the park, said: “On behalf of Sigma, we are absolutely delighted to welcome Petstop to Gateway Shopping Park and feel they are a great addition to the existing line-up of retailers. Petstop will join top quality retailers including the recently opened Harvey Norman, Boots and Carraig Donn, as well as the impressive list of existing retailers. We wish them all the best in their new store.”

The new shopping park extension is the first provision of retail space outside of Dublin since 2008 and the first in Galway in more than two decades. The development provided over 150 jobs during construction phase and is expected to create over 300 jobs in Knocknacarra and Galway when fully occupied. It will have open-use retail units, food and beverage units, a creche and a gym.

Gateway Shopping Park already has an impressive line-up of retailers including Dunnes Stores, B&Q, New Look, Next and McSharry Pharmacy, with three new stores recently opened in the Phase 2 extension, Harvey Norman, Boots and Carraig Donn.