Newry-based Jack Murphy Jewellers has announced it has plans in place to extend into the corner building next door to the already established Hill Street showroom, acquiring an additional 2,760 sq ft of retail and office space.
Work has already begun, with hopes to have the expansion completed in time for the Christmas rush. The extension will include a brand-new bridal jewellery area, extended jewellery showroom and luxurious coffee and champagne area. Plus, the creation of additional office space for dedicated e-commerce, marketing and accounts teams.
Daughter of Jack and business partner, Gemma Murphy believes the move will “reinforce” Jack Murphy Jewellers continued commitment and strong 47-year relationship with the city of Newry.
She said: “I’m excited to see where the next chapter of our Jack Murphy Jewellers journey takes us and look forward to bringing our family business to new levels, remaining a prominent and highly valued name on the High Street for generations to come.
“As footfall has increased year on year, we will be adding to our two already existing luxury ‘Private Selection Rooms’ – allowing us more space to offer customers the intimate and personal experience they deserve, and we are known for.”
She added: “Our loyal customers will remain at the forefront of our business as without them, and our incredible team, this exciting venture would not be possible. Thank you again for your continuous support over the years.
“The extension will not only see us enhancing the overall customer experience in-store, but also online, with the creation of a brand-new ecommerce website. We understand having a strong brand presence online is vital as consumers are increasingly ‘window shopping’ on the internet before visiting the high street.”