March 2022 Award goes to Khan Supermarket

Two men and two women standing outside shop. One woman holding award sign

Our monthly award for March 2022 has gone to Khan Supermarket at 83-84 Henry Street. Pictured outside the shop receiving the award from Maura are property owner Nicole Dunphy, and proprietors Fazal and Karim Hamadi (Photo: Richard Lynch/I Love Limerick) WWW.ILOVELIMERICK.COM

Khan Supermarket was high on our list of worthy monthly award winners after its fabulous shopfront makeover in Summer 2021, and so it was always going to be one of our first recipients once we recommenced our awards, post-Covid. The shop frontage has been re-branded with new signage and utterly transformed by Hodkinson & Co, also based on Henry Street, into a highly attractive retail unit, while still retaining its traditional features. The difference is truly striking and improves this whole section of Henry Street by its “East meets West” design, where a traditional Irish painted shop front has been boldly designed to fit with an Arabic style. Khan Supermarket is a speciality grocery store which sells grocery, meat, poultry and beverages from all around the globe. Their spices range from all across the middle east and India.

In early 2021, the property’s owner Nicole Dunphy and the tenant Karim Hamadi came together with the view of improving the overall appearance of the building, which had become quite shabby and dated. This included replacing the PVC windows with timber sash windows, replacing much of the traditional timber shop front, adding hand-painted signs and a more suitable colour scheme and lighting. The new design was brought to fruition by Randal Hodkinson of Hodkinson & Co, Ecclesiastical Decorators, who are also based on Henry Street. Khan Supermarket is our second monthly award for 2022, and as a result will be in with the chance of winning this year’s overall prize at our annual event to be held early in 2023. The winners from January and February 2020 will also be included in the overall event, as well as Treaty City Brewery who won the February 2022 award, which was the first in two years.

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