THE official opening of the local convenience store Costcutter has been pushed back a fortnight.
The Clanbrassil Street premises was originally meant to be opened by Tyrone boss Mickey Harte and Irish rugby star Ronan O’Gara this Friday but owner Damien Donegan has now put the opening off until Friday May 13 for a number of reasons, amongst them being that this Friday the opening would have clashed with the royal wedding.
Speaking about the matter to The Dundalk Democrat, Mr Donegan said: “There were a couple of reasons for putting off the opening.
“First of all we’d have clashed with the royal wedding if we went with this Friday and I know people will want to watch it. Secondly the street will also be closed on May 13 which will give us more room to play with as we’re expecting a couple of thousand for the opening. It also didn’t really suit Ronan O’Gara that day because he has a match the next day.”
Tyrone boss Mickey Harte will be the guest of honour for the official opening on Friday May 13 with Damien hopeful of getting traditional Irish act Mutefish to perform as well. Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan will visit the store, however, this Friday.