This Is Why Penneys Won’t Be Reopening Just Yet

We won't be popping in for a 'few bits' just yet


As the country sets to enter phase two of the roadmap to normality (you can read more on phase two here), many retailers will begin to slowly phase into an opening.

However, the one shop that the nation has been experiencing withdrawal symptoms from, doesn’t look set to be among these opening their doors in the next few weeks.

Penneys have confirmed that they will not be opening any of their 37 stores around Ireland, despite the UK opening their doors from the 15th of June onwards.


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Releasing a statement, a rep for the brand said that they would not be opening Irish stores until they felt it was entirely safe to do so,

“We are still working through our plans for re-opening in Ireland and can confirm that we have not announced an official re-opening date for Penneys in Ireland,”

Understandably, many have raised concern on how viable social distancing measures would be effectively attained inside a Penney’s store.

Shopping centers are also set to open later than other retailers due to the same issue.

Looks like we’ll just have to hang on a little longer to pop in for our ‘few bits’.