WITH the final countdown on to Christmas, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park is encountering a busy shopping period as customers add the finishing touches to their preparations.
Throughout the year, Centre Manager Derek Rusk and his team have been working tirelessly to ensure a safe working environment for both customers and employees, especially in the lead up to the festive season.
2021 has been a milestone year for Manor West as it saw the addition of some major retailers, including the UK’s fastest growing retailer The Range, giant Danish company JYSK, pet products specialist Maxi Zoo, as well as exciting new additions to the onsite restaurant facilities with Jam Café and Bakery being the first of many to open as part of Manor West’s new food court.
The premier retail destination in the south west of Ireland also marked its 20th anniversary on October 23 after two decades of playing a huge role in the community by providing a major retail destination and employment to over 700 people.
Centre Manager Derek Rusk, who has been at the helm of the organisation since it first opened its doors in 2001 said they are very grateful for the continued support of loyal customers, not only throughout the past 20 years but in particular, over the last nearly two years.
“The success of Manor West would be nothing without our customers and it’s an exciting time for us here as we look forward to the future with new tenants and 100 new jobs for Tralee, as well as new and exciting shopping and dining experiences for visitors,” he said.
In the lead up to Christmas, Manor West Retail Park will operate extended opening hours to help with the controlled flow of customers while also allowing customers more time to get those last-minute purchases.
For Christmas week, all traders will open from 9am to 8pm on Monda, 20 and Tuesday, 21 December and they will extend their hours from 9am to 9pm on Wednesday and Thursday stores closing at 5pm on Christmas Eve.
Opening hours will vary per individual store on St Stephen’s Day and customers are advised to check out manorwest.ie.