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Claregalway Shopping Centre Development

Claregalway has experienced many changes over the past 10 years. Once a rural village 6 miles from Galway city, it is now a thriving satellite town infamous for its traffic problems. One of the oldest business’ in the area, Hughes, is currently extending and renovating to bring the business firmly into the 21st Century and to meet the demands of Claregalway’s rapidly expanding customer base.

Hughes Supermarket commenced trading in 1929 with the opening of the Claregalway Post Office. The business has been expanding ever since to its current state, Claregalway Shopping Centre, which houses an 11,000 sq. ft. supermarket and thirteen other businesses. Now, with the fourth generation of family involved in the business, the centre is expanding and changing once again. The extension to the rear of the centre will add a further eleven retail units, extension to the existing supermarket and an expanded & convenient double level free car park.

To mark the arrival of this very modern extension, the Hughes family decided to re-brand the Claregalway Shopping Centre and Hughes Supermarket so the entire complex would blend into a truly modern suburban shopping centre.
With the assistance of Bradley:McGurk Partnership, brand consultants, the logos and straplines for both the shopping centre and supermarket were professionally designed to reflect a modern shopping experience.
The “H” synonymous with Hughes’ has been incorporated into the shopping centre brand and the strapline “Bringing it all together” represents the twenty five to thirty business’ and essential services which have been brought together all under one roof.

‘A fresh approach’ was chosen as the strapline for the supermarket, representing the Hughes family’s commitment to continue its tradition of fresh foods and personal service. The family also run Taste Buds Caf