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Former clothing store in seaside town to become family entertainment centre

E O'Hare and Sons pulled down the shutters for the last time in March 2019, the end of an era, after 73 years of loyal service and tradition

A former Warrenpoint clothing store – which closed in 2019 after more than 70 years trading in the seaside town – could be transformed into a family entertainment centre.

E O’Hare and Sons pulled down the shutters for the last time in March 2019, the end of an era, after 73 years of loyal service and tradition.

The two-storey property – at 17 Church Street – was later advertised for sale, described as a “modern open plan building” which had been renovated and extended in 1995.

Now proposals have been drawn up which could give the outlet a new lease of life.

Plans have been submitted to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council by Brian O’Boyle, of Castlewellan, seeking approval to open a family entertainment centre.

The application does not include details of what precise features the new centre would incorporate, but it would be a significant development with a floorspace in excess of 3,800 sq ft.

The proposals are now due to be publicly advertised shortly.

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