The location of the new Rangers store in Belfast appears to have been confirmed by a picture of a shop front shared on social media.
Rangers director of commercial and marketing, James Bisgrove, recently stated during a webinar that Castore would be expanding the club’s official retail operation [RangersTV] and Castore themselves later confirmed plans for two new stores.
One would be located at Glasgow Airport and the other in a ‘prominent location’ in Belfast.
Now, it looks like we have the specifics.
Rangers’ merchandise hub in Northern Ireland looks set to be at 16 Donegall Place, a very prominent spot indeed.
Donegall Place is a central shopping area, with major brands like Gap, Zara and Disney all boasting shops there.
With exterior work complete, it’s likely that an opening date will be provided in the near future.
It’s great news for the loyal Rangers supporters based in Northern Ireland, who will soon be able to purchase official club kit in person rather than ordering online.
The two existing Rangers stores at Ibrox and Buchanan Galleries were closed for four months due to Covid restrictions, but both reopened on Monday as Scotland eases out of lockdown.
Rangers have urged supporters on several occasions this season to support their club by only buying official products, even pointing out examples of counterfeit merchandise to avoid.
In other news, the Gers have listed a job vacancy as they ramp up efforts to solve a persistent problem.