McLaughlin’s Pet and Garden Shop has announced the closure of its Cork site, after 42 years of trading.
According to Cork Beo, its Bandon and Mitchelstown branches will remain open.
The business said in a statement: “McLaughlin’s of Ship Street, Cork will close its doors for the final time in March 2020 after serving the Cork community since 1978 and spanning three generations.
“The decision to close our Cork store comes on the back of increasing competitive market challenges and the decision to centralise our operations to our headquarters in Bandon. Bandon and our Mitchelstown store will continue to serve the County of Cork, and beyond like we have for the past 70 years.”
It added: “We are hugely grateful for the support of our longstanding and loyal customers here in our Cork store. There have been some truly great people and some characters through these doors over the years, and we enjoyed serving every one of you.”