Thursday 14th April, 2016: Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has transformed the landscape of Citywest, Co. Dublin with the launch of a brand new service station. The opening of the new Topaz ‘City Avenue’ station has created 18 new jobs for the local area which is located at Citywest Avenue in the Citywest Business Campus.
The new City Avenue site reflects an extensive investment program by the company in the development of not only world class service stations but also unparalleled service. The overall investment in the new City Avenue totals €3 million and this comes at a time when the company have also invested heavily in their staff. In the last 18 months alone Topaz have invested half a million in team training and development. The retailer has significantly enhanced their Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development and Communications and Engagement programmes, winning a number of industry leading awards in the process*.
A similar investment of €3 million and the creation of 10 new jobs is also planned for a state of the art forecourt that will service the residents of Ballysimon, Co. Limerick and the surrounding locality. Officially launching on Wednesday 20th April, the redeveloped site at Ballysimon will like City Avenue feature free Wi-Fi access, comfortable café seating, a healthy food offering, Ad Blue pumps and hand crafted barista coffee.
City Avenue delivers on Topaz’s commitment to revolutionise the forecourt experience, with a site that completely redefines their food and coffee offering. With Re.Store, Ireland’s most dynamic new convenience concept, Topaz have unveiled a fresh new retail offering at the service station. Re.Store offers an unrivalled selection of healthy and wholesome forecourt food, combining artisan treats using Irish sourced ingredients with an exceptional range of quality coffees in sites across the country. In keeping with Re.Store’s healthy concept they plan to provide calorie information on its deli menu’s from May of this year.
Making its Dublin debut at Topaz City Avenue is the authentic Mexican food experience Cantina, bringing a real taste of Mexican food to the nation’s capital. The Cantina taquería at City Avenue will be the second to open in Ireland, offering a simple yet vibrant menu boasting some of Mexico’s food favourites. The menu includes diverse food options and delicious ingredients that will take you a journey from Oaxaca Mexico to Irish shores. Visitors to City Avenue can look forward to taking a bite out of Ireland’s newest Mexican food outlet at Cantina, a brand that holds true to a country and culture famed for some of the best food in the world.
Speaking at the launch Niall Anderton, Topaz Managing Director said; ‘Today is a very significant day for Topaz with the addition of 28 new team members to our 2,000 strong staff across Ireland. It also signifies our continued intent to lead the Irish forecourt industry not only in terms of investment but also our offering. Both stations will see 2 new Re.Store café’s added to the 100+ Re.Store’s we opened in the last year demonstrating our ongoing commitment to consumers by offering a revolutionary forecourt experience at forecourts nationwide. Today also marks the official arrival of Cantina in Dublin, the first Mexican taquería as part of a forecourt offering in Ireland.
He added: ‘I’d like to extend my thanks to all involved in developing the City Avenue site and wish our staff and store manager all the best as they welcome our new customers to the site this week’.