After 28 years Penneys is set to shut its doors after Christmas.
Located in Rathfarnham Shopping Centre Penneys will close down at in the New Year. This was a shock for its employees who now have an option to transfer to either Liffey Valley, Dundrum, or Nutgrove stores if they wish.
Currently, there are 32 stores in business in the Rathfarnham Shopping Centre are concerned whether the closure of Penney’s will have a negative impact on them.
Fianna Fail TD John Lahart is now frantically trying to make sure the shopping centre doesn’t suffer from the big loss by pushing for a new marquee store.
“My priority is to ensure that Penneys, which would have been a big attraction and big draw to this shopping centre, is replaced as quickly as possible….” He said.
Locals expressed how saddened they were by the news. One wrote on Twitter, “That is so sad and a massive blow”.
Very unfortunate news that Penneys in Rathfarnham is to close after 28years. Massive blow for the Rathfarnham Shopping Centre & surrounding area. Penneys is a huge draw to the shopping centre & I will be doing all I can to ensure that a new tenant is found for the premises ASAP. pic.twitter.com/WRNFGcbyAH
— John Lahart TD (@JohnLahart) October 16, 2019