It follows on from the opening of Superdrug in December – representing a substantial investment in the Newry outlet.
Over 35 new jobs have been created locally by the new Burger King and Superdrug stores.
Burger King, Buttercrane is an 84-seater family-friendly restaurant featuring a new modern design – the first of its kind to be rolled out in Northern Ireland.
Robert Ferguson NI Regional Manager said they were delighted with the restaurants performance since opening just over a week ago.
“We’re thrilled to open in Newry and to be located in a vibrant, successful shopping centre. The corner location of the unit and separate access was ideal for Burger King, as we can trade late every night to serve the local community.”
Roisin Mallon, Superdrug Newry Manager, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming beauty lovers to our new store in Newry. We’re excited to be joining the shopping centre and welcoming customers into store for their beauty and grooming essentials, as well as introducing our new beauty services area.”
Peter Murray Buttercrane Centre Manager has welcomed the new tenants saying: “The new Burger King is a wonderful addition to the centre and enhances our food provision while Superdrug has had a very successful first month with its exclusive beauty ranges and own brand beauty and health products.
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The modern design of the new Burger King and new glazed frontage which looks out onto the city centre and the historic Canal, enhances Buttercrane Centre’s linkage with the heart of Newry.
“The creation of new employment in the City is very welcome and I congratulate both Burger King and Superdrug and wish them every success in Buttercrane Shopping Centre,” Peter added.
EMPLOYEES CELEBRATED AS THEY MARK 30 YEARS IN BUTTERCRANE
Waving a fond farewell this week to Buttercrane Shopping Centre are six retail employees who first came to work in the Centre 30 years ago, initially for Wellworths and latterly Marks & Spencer – both of which were located in the same premises.
Together they have the combined retail knowledge of 180 years!
Peter Murray, Buttercrane Centre Manager wishes them well – pictured with him are Glenda Meehan; Dorothy Taylor; Geraldine Magee; Bee Trainor and Alicia Devine (Caroline Quinn also marks 30 years but missing from photo).