North Cork will have a brand new supermarket next week when Lidl opens its latest Rebel County store.
The 8 million euro Charleville store will open to the public next Thursday. It will initially create 30 new permanent jobs as part of an ambitious plan to hire and expand the German chain in Ireland (for jobs news with Lidl – check out their careers site ).
The new outlet will be a spacious 1420 m² and will include one of the chain’s most popular in-store bakeries.
And it will be eco-friendly with solar panels placed on the roof to give the store plenty of renewable energy.
There will also be a wildflower garden as part of Lidl’s drive to make its outlets pollinator friendly.
This is more development news for the Charleville and North Cork region following the recent announcement of the finalized plan for the new N20 Cork-Limerick road.
The model includes infrastructure for walking and cycling, and promises “environmental integration” for towns and villages along the corridor.
Under it, up to 40% of the current N20 will be revised and turned into a two-lane road.
There will be bypasses in Mallow, New Twopothouse, Buttevant, Charleville and Banogue in an effort to ease pressure on the cities and improve air quality.
It will also have a positive effect on public transport and should significantly improve bus times between Rebel County and Shannonside. Their estimate is that it will be about 30 minutes faster.