Fashion retailer Louis Copeland & Sons is investing in a new Cork store.
The shop will open this September and will be based over two floors, between Academy Street and French Church Street in the heart of the city centre.
Speaking about the opening, Louis Copeland Senior said: “We are delighted to be opening our seventh store in Cork as this is where my father learned his trade, so for us as a family and as a business, it feels like we are coming full circle.
“My father had great memories of working and living in Cork and we are delighted to take up residence in the heart of the city.”
He continued: “Cork City centre has a unique vibrancy and culture — from fashion to food and arts — which is something that you simply can not experience at a retail park or shopping centre.
“We are looking forward to becoming a part of this culture, getting to know our neighbours and welcoming customers old and new over the coming months.”
The Louis Copeland & Sons brand specialises in ‘Ready to Wear’ and ‘Made to Measure’ suits.
The original Louis Copeland worked alongside Ben Dunne Senior in Roches Stores, who in the 1940s went on to establish Dunnes Stores Patrick Street in Cork.
Louis later moved back to Dublin to work in and eventually take over the family business. He renamed the Capel Street shop to Louis Copeland & Sons and the brand has since grown substantially since.