When Classic Casuals finally closed a few weeks ago, with it went the familiar faces of many of its much-loved staff.
But it’s hard to keep a good man down as Leonard Watson will tell you.
And now Leonard is back along with some of the store’s old staff when he opens Watson Menswear in Letterkenny today at 3pm.
With 23 years experience in the clothing trade Leonard will be employing former Classic Casuals staff Liam Gillespie and Paul Moore and creating five new jobs in the process.
Although only a new venture he has acquired brands like Remus, Superdry, Mish Mash, Wrangler, Ben Sherman and many more.
This is seen as a big vote of confidence by suppliers to give a new venture these brands in the current climate.
Leonard is a well known local man and is looking forward to the challenge and getting back into the business he knows best.
Chamber of Commerce president John Watson, who happens to be Leonard’s older brother, says this is another big boost for the Main Street.
He went on to say “Letterkennys retail mix is unique, we have all the big name multiples trading alongside the best mix of independent retailers in the northwest.”