Belfast Telegraph - By Margaret Canning - Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Eason managing director Conor Whelan said that it had been in talks with bookseller WH Smith for a number of years before the English retailer agreed to sell the business "for a material sum".
Now Eason has given the old WH Smith premises a major rebranding and overhaul, including a new gift department, a children's books department, an e-store with e-readers and access to Eason's website and a Costa Coffee outlet.
Mr Whelan said: "The new store will be our 12th branch in Northern Ireland and demonstrates our commitment to customers in Belfast city centre and our business in Northern Ireland."
At 19,000 square feet, it is nearly double the size of the Eason at 20 Donegall Place, which shuts this month.
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