Over 1,000 people queued at the new Primark building in Belfast this morning (Saturday), after a huge fire destroyed the Royal Avenue store three months ago.
The 118-year-old Bank Buildings was destroyed in August when a fire ripped through the historic building. The cause of the fire has not yet been identified.
Nearby shops were forced to close, while other businesses began to struggle.
This morning, many people travelled from across Northern Ireland to be the first in the queue to see the new store.
— g man (@ussf79) December 8, 2018
The fire in August….
Congratulations to Primark in opening their new store in Belfast City Centre three months after the devastating fire. Belfast is alive in te run up to Christmas and the lower prices will attract thousands of Irish Shoppers. They are very welcome.
— Lord John Kilclooney (@KilclooneyJohn) December 8, 2018
First woman back in Primark after it reopened this morning pic.twitter.com/XHYugaPUv3
— Paddy Raff (@paddyraffcomedy) December 8, 2018
Best thing of today: primark being back 💸💸 pic.twitter.com/hDcOkKIIds
— Clodagh (@clodagh_daly) December 8, 2018