Cllr David Grant has expressed his concern for the staff and future of Superquinn in Bray following the announcement that a receiver has been appointed to the chain of supermarkets.
“Superquinn in Bray have been an integral part of the town of Bray.  Their shop on Castle Street has served the people of the town for almost four decades and provided a wealth of employment opportunities for people in the area” said Cllr Grant.
“The news today that a receiver has been appointed is worrying for the future of the Bray store and the staff.  I would hope the difficulties that the group faces can be overcome and it will continue to trade its way out of its present financial position to protect the existing jobs.
The loss of Superquinn from Bray would be a huge blow to the retail trade in the town and I would urge that the receivers, the trade union and the company’s suppliers come to an arrangement that will protect the business.”
Cllr Grant continued “regrettably the decision to appoint receivers casts doubt on the development of the long awaited Superquinn Centre on the Southern Cross Road in Bray. It has to be highly unlikely that the development will now proceed as planned.  
Bray Town Council must revisit this matter, so that the much-needed shopping facilities at the southern end of the town will be provided independently of Superquinn’s future plans.
In the meantime the immediate focus has to be retaining Superquinn in Bray and as the anchor store in the Castle Street Shopping Centre.”