CrossEyes expands into Northern Ireland

Belfast practice is a first for the chain outside of England and Denmark

CrossEyes BelfastDanish eyewear chain CrossEyes has expanded outside of Denmark and England to Northern Ireland.
The sixth CrossEyes store in the UK opened in Belfast on 12 February, just 10 days after the opening of CrossEyes Marylebone in London.

Optometrist and owner of CrossEyes Belfast, Paul Cooper, said: “When I was thinking about starting my own optician practice, I came across the CrossEyes concept. The clear pricing, cool frames, and relaxed atmosphere really resonated with what I wanted to do.” 

Mr Cooper added: “I'm really excited about bringing CrossEyes to my home city of Belfast and to be the first outside of Denmark or England.  

“Belfast is a really cool and vibrant city and the Ormeau area is really up-and-coming, with the likes of Brewbot (a brewpub) and Kaffe O (a Nordic coffee shop) opening in the last year, so it seemed a perfect fit for a CrossEyes store.” 
CrossEyes UK ‘master franchisee’ and optometrist, Panos Nicolaou, who co-owns the branches in Clerkenwell and Marylebone, London, said: “Growing up in London, most of the best nights I ever had either started or ended in an Irish pub, my oldest childhood friend is from Cork and the Pogues are one of my favourite bands, so I am proud to be opening in Belfast.”

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