Lidl finalising sale of Carrick store

Lidl has received a formal offer from a car dealership to buy its store in Carrick-on-Shannon.

Final discussions on the sale are under way.

The company intends starting to build its new supermarket in the town next January, subject to planning permission, and it’d be completed in August 2018.

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Lidl was recently given planning permission to turn its existing store at Cortober, Carrick-on-Shannon, into a car-sales showroom and gym.

It is currently seeking planning for a two-storey supermarket on the Leitrim side of the town, at Attyrory and Attifinlay, even though it was refused permission for this last year.

New documents filed with Leitrim County Council reveal further information on the German discount chain’s plans.

According to the planning file, on April 19th Lidl received a formal written offer from a car dealership to purchase the Cortober store and it has now entered into final discussions with this party.

However, this sale is dependent on planning being granted for the supermarket on the Circular Road.

The file also shows that Lidl would keep the Cortober store open until the proposed new supermarket begins trading.

Provided planning is granted, construction of the new store will start next January, with an expected completion date of August 2018.