Saturday, August 20, 2016

Business and blooms for brighter Kilcullen

A number of new businesses planned or close to opening in Kilcullen are clear examples that the town is in better times, writes Brian Byrne.

A new bakery coming soon to Hillcrest is just one of several initiatives, and one which will bring Deirdre Horan and her expertise back into mainstream Kilcullen retail.

A bookshop planned for the former Petits Pets store on Lower Main Street will also incorporate a cafe for book lovers who want to browse with a latte to hand.

Chef Daryl Devine's new bistro in the former Good Food Gallery is another upcoming addition to the foodie side of Kilcullen, which can only expand the overall attraction not just to the town's own population, but will also encourage customers from outside.

The Diary also understands that a new health-based service is already interested in the former Pretty Little Things shop.

All that and more, against the backdrop of widespread painting of premises and the very colourful success of this year’s Summer Flowers Project by KCA/Tidy Towns.

Kilcullen is truly blooming just now.