New businesses open in Naas town centre

Cllr. Emer McDaid on her first official day as new Mayor of Naas cuts the ribbon with manager Ciara Mooney as she breaks open the Champagne with family and friends to mark the opening the new Freedom Travel premises at New Row, Naas, pictured on Saturday, June 29.                                      Photo Tony Keane.
A new travel agency has opened in Naas in a development which helps rejuvenate the southern end of the town.

A new travel agency has opened in Naas in a development which helps rejuvenate the southern end of the town.

Murtagh’s pub, well as a bank and Finan’s shop have all shut up shop in recent times in Fairgreen and South Main Street.

An Italian take away food premises also closed beside the former Finan premises.

But despite the prevailing pessimism about the outlook for the economy a number of new business enterprises have opened.

They will replace some of the lost businesses as well as the derelict site at St. Corban’s Lane which has been earmarked as part of the approach to the unopened

Naas Shopping Centre.

In the past two weeks a new take away food premises has opened next door to the Eurospar store and in a unit which once housed a coffee shop for a number of years.

Also, an insurance brokerage has opened near the South Main Street/New Row junction.

Freedom Travel, is based off New Row and was opened by newly elected Naas Mayor Emer McDaid. Cllr. McDaid has supported initiatives aimed at maintaining and promoting business in the town centre.

Freedom Travel also has offices in Celbridge and Leixlip. It’s behind the House of James, one of the high profile business closures in the town.