Omniplex to turn vacant Longford Shopping Centre into 'massive entertainment and activity centre'

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Ireland's largest multiplex cinema chain plan to transform Longford town's vacant shopping centre into a state of the art entertainment and activity centre.

Local politicians were informed at a council meeting this evening that Nama had successfully shaken hands on a deal with Omniplex to take over the centre which forms part of the county town's so called Northern Quarter.

Local politicians were briefed on an impending sale at a council meeting late last year but due to the sensitivity of the talks, the media were asked not to disclose any details of those discussions.

Omniplex, which currently has a cinema in situ beside the centre, are believed to be planning to develop a major entertainment venue.

"It will be of seismic benefit to Lower Main Street and Bridge Street area and provide much needed footfall to that particular area," said Cllr Gerry Warnock.

He also reserved special praise to Longford County Council's regeneration unit in making this evening's announcement official.