A number of new jobs are to be created following confirmation of the take over of a filling station in Bundoran by one of the county's largest grocery & fuel retailers, The Kernan Group.
Head of Operations for the Kernan Group Damian Daly has confirmed that work has begun at the once popular site in the heart of Bundoran with renovations getting underway this week.
David O Donnell, Paul Mitchell and Damian Daly hard at work this week at the Site in Bundoran
Mr. Daly said that a major upgrade and refurbishment will see a brand new shop and forecourt put in place. It will also lead to the creation of new jobs. Kernans is a major local employer and the opening of their seventh store will bring their work force up to 165 people.
"It will take some time before we have the premises to the way we would like it but it is our intention to open a brand new Spar Express shop, with all the components parts that go with that, in the coming weeks.
New Plans for Kernans New Site in Bundoran
"It is also our intention to be selling fuel as soon as we can with our partner Top Oil. All our service stations have achieved the Top Oil Quality Assured Mark with Top Oil and we are looking forward to servicing the people of Bundoran.
The Kernan Group, have sites in Newtowncunningham, Ramelton, Drumkeen, Ballyshannon, Newmills and Lower Main Street Letterkenny and are looking forward to the opening of store number seven.
The Proprietor of the Kernan Group, Mr. Anthony Kernan is delighted with the new site.
"It's a substantial investment on our part and we will be selling fresh coffee, fresh food and all what comes with a comprehensive convenience type store."
Manager of Kernans Ballyshannon, David O Donnell will be overseeing the project and had this to say.
"The store will be completely revamped to the new Spar concept which combines a unique range of fixtures and fittings with an expertly selected array of products and imagery. "Everything in the store is being changed and modernized, from the till counter, to the store lighting, the shelving, all the fresh food displays and a new Deli counter. The entire store is getting a make over."
"Like all Kernans stores, there will be a Seattles Best Coffee machine, an ATM, Hot and Cold Deli, Lotto, Ice cream Machine & Quality Assured Fuel' from Top Oil."