Furniture and electrical retail giant Harvey Norman has announced plans for their first-ever in store pub.
Drinky Norman, which will be piloted in the chain’s Limerick store, will combine Ireland’s two favourite leisure activities; drinking and over-spending on cheap credit.
A Harvey Norman spokesperson said that Drinky Norman would “offer shoppers a place to discuss purchasing a three piece suite over a glass of beer, or cry over their credit card statement with a refreshing gin.”
The retailer will offer two specially developed brews – Go Harvey Go, a traditional lager, and Hardly Normal, a more hopped American style IPA, along with a number of other beverages yet to be announced.
“Our mixologists are hard at work at creating cutting edge gins and spirits to suit our customers varied palettes. We’re even working on a fortified wine that we’ll be handing to customers as they receive their final bill, it’s called Fast Buck.”
DTTN understands that the mixologists are re-assigned Harvey Norman warehouse workers and that several have gone blind trying to create the store’s signature Giny Norman gin.
Harvey Norman Limerick has confirmed that Flexi-Fi payment will be offered to all customers who rack up a bar bill of €200 or more. The option is expected to be particularly popular with husbands trapped in loveless marriages for whom Sunday afternoon trips to retail parks has replaced any pale facsimile of intimacy.