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Mayor welcomes new tenant for Debenhams

15 December 2020
News that Frasers is to replace Debenhams at the Foyleside in Derry with the creation of 200 jobs for the North West has been warmly welcomed by the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Brian Tierney.
 
Mayor Tierney speaking following the announcement today that the new Frasers department store will open at the centre early next year, said it was excellent news for the retail sector in the city.
 
He said the timing of the announcement was hugely important at what has been a very difficult time for the retail sector.
 
Mayor Tierney commented: “I am delighted at this news today. We were very concerned om hearing of the liquidation of Debenhams and the possibility of job losses in the local retail sector, however confirmation that we have a replacement tenant for this important retail site in the heart of the city, is really positive news.
 
“It has been a hugely challenging and difficult time for our retail sector.  The announcement today that we will have a Fraser store at the site next year is really good news for everyone involved. I am delighted the announcement has been made prior to Christmas and believe it will instil confidence in the retail sector and among the staff affected, as well as provide a much needed boost to our local economy.”