Work appears to have begun at the former Costcutter site on The Diamond in Enniskillen, with The Impartial Reporter understanding that Gordons Chemist will open a franchise in the premises.

When asked by The Impartial Reporter a number of questions regarding the new store, a spokesperson for Gordons Chemist responded saying that they were unable to comment at the moment.

The work at the site echoes similar changes in the town centre business landscape over the past few months, with the town seeing a number of businesses opening new premises in the centre.

Forthill Street has seen the opening of convenience store DayToday and Volare Pizzeria, with Belmore Street gaining the ice-cream shop Tasty, Mutts Cutts dog grooming and accessories boutique, and Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique.

Signage has recently gone up for The White Rabbit Coffee House, also situated at Belmore Street.

The Crisp Shack, a food truck offering crisp-flavoured fries and burgers, has recently announced that it will be located at the front of the former South West College building at Gaol Square when it opens in due course.

Beauty salon Pretty Perfect by Leah and The Darling Buds Florist both opened premises on Quay Lane.

Over at East Bridge Street, a new tattoo parlour, Holly Swan Tattoos, opened its doors recently, and Rachael Dykes, owner of ADORN Ray Ray Makeup and Nails, has relocated her business to the town centre, also opening a premises at East Bridge Street.

Meanwhile, Devon Casey, owner of Elysian salon in the Buttermarket, has expanded her make-up, hair care and beauty product offering by opening a second premises at Townhall Street.

Church Street saw The Toastery open its doors earlier this year, offering a range of food and drinks options, along with new alterations and dress making business The Stitch House.

Down by the Broadmeadow, The Giddy Box is offering coffee and treats on the go and across the water, at Castle Island, Blue Green and Yonder opened a café, with customers transported via boat by the company, which only added to the unique experience.

Announced earlier this year, a Waterstones book shop will be opening in Erneside.

Noelle McAloon, Enniskillen BID Manager, commented on the influx of businesses opening new premises in Enniskillen town centre.

She said: “Enniskillen BID celebrate the positivity of the entrepreneurs who have opened new businesses in our town centre over the last number of months. The High Street continues to evolve and business owners have faced the challenges head-on particularly since 2020.

“I applaud the resilience of any business operating on the High Street and encourage the number of individuals who have shown confidence in Enniskillen by taking the step to start a new business.”

She explained that Enniskillen BID support all businesses with marketing, social media, mentoring via Digital Enniskillen and their award-winning Enniskillen Gift Card that has just surpassed £500,000 in sales.

“Half a million pounds locked into our economy is something to really shout about! Over 11,000 Enniskillen Gift Cards have been sold since 2017, at an average of £45 per card,” she told this newspaper.