TDKs retail team have helped international sports retailer Kukri secure a presence in Belfast City Centre for Christmas to sell their Ulster Rugby and Belfast Giants range.
We’re delighted to announce that Kukri will open a temporary shop in Victoria Square Shopping Centre, Belfast.
It is the first time Kukri has had a retail unit in Belfast City Centre. The shop will offer official Ulster Rugby and Belfast Giants merchandise, as well as a range of Kukri products. Also on sale will be a range of Kukri event products, including 2014 Hong Kong Sevens, 2014 World Club 10’s and other merchandise.
General Manager and Director of Kukri Sports Ireland, Terry Jackson, said: “We’re really excited to start this new venture at Victoria Square. We’ve been looking for an opportunity in Belfast City Centre for some time, and we’re thrilled to have a shop in Victoria Square for the coming months, that will create 8 new jobs for the duration of the shop. It will be great to offer Ulster Rugby and Belfast Giants merchandise in the heart of the City Centre, so even more people than ever can show their support for the teams.”
Mark Thallon Retail Partner at TDK commented “We are delighted to assist Kukri with this acquisition and have no doubt it will be extremely successful in the run up to Christmas and will complement the other occupiers in the scheme. This acquisition demonstrated TDKs ability to identify and secure retail premises for clients within a tight timeframe with the store opening within 6 weeks of our original instruction to find a suitable unit.”
The Kukri store will be open from October 2014 through to January 2015, and it will be officially opened at a launch evening on Thursday 9th October from 6pm-7pm with Ulster Rugby and Belfast Giants players in attendance.
As well as the store in Victoria Square, Kukri will continue their retail operations at the Kingspan Stadium and the Odyssey Arena. “This store will sit alongside our retail operations at the Kingspan Stadium and the Odyssey Arena, so fans of Ulster and the Giants will have plenty of opportunity to buy merchandise,” continues Terry Jackson. “Our shop in Victoria Square will also offer a range of other Kukri merchandise, including a range of Rugby accessories, running trainers and Kukri event merchandise like the World Club 10s and Hong Kong Sevens.”
Home to over 70 stores, Victoria Square is Belfast’s number one shopping destination. It’s located in the South Quarter of Belfast City Centre, with 800,000ft² of retail space over four floors. The Kukri Store will be located in Lower Ground store 32.