-Sprint has closed their store at The Shops at Burr Corner. The store closed after Sprint opened a new store near Target.
-Fresh Monkee will open a new location for their smoothie shop in Manchester. The shop will be located in the former Fast Signs location at The Plaza at Buckland Hills. Fresh Monkee has locations in Glastonbury, Berlin, and in Wethersfield.
-Fast Signs has opened their new location next door to Petco. This space was formerly a fitness equipment store.
-Cost Plus World Market officially opened their Manchester store next door to A.C. Moore. The store sells home furnishings, gourmet foods, and home decor.
-Spirit Halloween will open an outpost in the former Babies R Us in The Manchester Collection. To be located in the same plaza as Cost Plus.
-Vionic footwear will open their new shoe store at Evergreen on August 16th.
-Joey Garlic's has officially opened their Manchester location in the former Carrabas.
-BJ's Brewhouse is seeking to open a new location in Manchester, located across from Red Robin in an empty parking lot.
-Trader Joe's is preparing to open their new Manchester location. The store will open in the former EMS location at the Plaza at Buckland Hills. The store will open next month on September 6th.
-At Home is also preparing to open. They will open within the next month.
-208 Foot Spa will open in the mall, the location has not been disclosed
Other Buckland News:
-Toys R Us' lease has been sold to Huntington LLC
-Babies R Us' lease has been sold to Grand Sakwa/Huntington LLC
-Both Olive Garden and Taco Bell at the Plaza at Buckland Hills have been sold!
Other Manchester News:
-Pastrami on Wry has been sold, the restaurant shut its doors last month for the fourth of July, and has not reopened.
-Catsup and Mustard is under contract to be sold, Corey Wry confirmed the rumored sale on Facebook; but stressed nothing would change. The staff will remain in place, as will the menu.
-Johnson's Seafood is preparing to open their Manchester restaurant in the former Smoke Not Just BBQ location.
-Walia Ethiopian has opened their new location on Main Street. Located next to Terriyaki Box.
-Upstyle has opened their Manchester shop. They are located next door to Silk City Antique.
-Found Company will open their store on Purcell Street on August 25.
-The Town of Manchester has ended their agreement with Live Work Play for the redevelopment of the former Parkade.
-Cavey's is up for sale, the business and the building are both listed for sale.
-2nd Bridge Brewing has opened in the Hilliard Mills in Manchester.
-Wendy's has begun construction on the new Vernon location. Wendy's will open in late November.
-Construction is well underway on Scranton Powersports in Vernon. Scranton will move their dealership from the former Santander Bank down the street when its completed.
-Spark VR is obtaining a liquor license for their new location in Vernon, a few doors down from their current location.
Jean-Luc has written articles for the past year about Manchester Business.