Matalan to Debut Sporting Pro in Coleraine

UK Retailer Matalan is launching a sports format, in a bid to tap into the market following the collapse of JJB Sports and have chosen Riverside Retail Park, Coleraine as the location for one their first stores.

The Skelmersdale-based retailer have agreed a tie-up with online brand Intersport, which will feature as part of the branding for the venture.

Mark Thallon Partner at Riverside Retail Parks letting agent TDK said “It’s great to have competition in the sports sector following the collapse of JJB, and we are delighted to welcome the first Sporting Pro in Northern Ireland. The opening of this store will give shoppers even more options and reasons to visit the Park as Matalan bring their expertise in the retail market into the Sports sector.

This letting also complements the recently opened Frankie & Bennys and Costa Coffee outlets with a further UK occupier who is new to Coleraine on the brink of signing up to commit to open in October thereby consolidating Riverside Retail Parks position as one of the provinces leading retail schemes.”