People’s Bank is coming soon to South Windsor! The bank (not affiliated with People’s United Bank) will build a new 2,000 square foot building next to Esporta Fitness. This is part of the Evergreen Walk development, but will not be part of The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk.
Toys R Us is coming soon to the Manchester Macy’s store. This marks the return of the toy store to Manchester, after closing their location at The Plaza at Buckland Hills in 2018. This also marks the return of a toy store to the mall, after Goofy Turtle failed to reopen after the 2020 lock down.
Tavern in the Square is in lease negotiations for a location in South Windsor! The restaurant would occupy a new building next to Esporta Fitness. Tavern in the Square is a Boston-based restaurant chain with a large amount of Gluten-Free and Vegetarian options! This is part of a push into the Connecticut market, with another location now under construction in West Hartford.
KBarbs has opened in their much-larger boutique at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills. The shop was formerly a kiosk before moving to the Body Shop on the second level.
Voila Hair Salon has opened at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills! The hair salon took over the former Master Cuts location on the first level near Newbury Comics.
Old Navy will be moving to a new location at Evergreen Walk! Construction started late last year to combine 6 tenant spaces into a new large space for Old Navy. The store will be located where Johnny Rockets, J JIll, The Limited, and Christopher & Banks were located. Construction should wrap up in March/April, with an opening soon after.
Sakura will be moving to a new location at Evergreen Walk! Construction started early this month on their new location near Connecticut Mattress. This new location will feature a large patio, and a similar design to their current location.
Crumbl Cookies has opened their first Connecticut cookie shop! The cookie shop is located at The Plaza at Buckland Hills, in the former home of Beach House Tanning (which moved to South Windsor earlier this year.) We were first on the scoop to announce the arrival of this Tik-Tok famous cookie shop to the Connecticut market!
Chick Fil A is now open in Manchester! The restaurant opened in a newly constructed building on the site of Boston Market.
Vape & Smoke has opened their location at One Buckland Center. The shop is located next to Rooster’s Barber Shop.
Shake Shack will be coming soon to South Windsor! Shake Shack will be build on a vacant lot near Old Navy at Evergreen Walk! The restaurant will feature the latest prototype with a mobile pick-up window. The Manchester Scoop was first to break the story of the imminent arrival of the chain to South Windsor.
Dicks Sporting Goods has opened their new Manchester location! Their store at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills closed shortly before the new store opened. The new store is located at The Plaza at Burr Corners. The Manchester Scoop was first to break this story last year when the move was announced.
Costco has opened in South Windsor! The warehouse club opened in a newly constructed building at The Promenade at Evergreen Walk!
Whole Foods is coming soon to Evergreen Walk! The store should start construction this Spring / Summer with an anticipated opening date of Spring 2023.
Nail Lounge has opened next door to Hannoush Jewelers in South Windsor. The nail studio filled the last remaining retail space in the plaza.
The Goddard School is coming soon to Evergreen Walk! The early childhood school will occupy 12,000 square feet in a reconfigured building at Evergreen Walk. The space used to house Flatbread Company, Garbanzo’s Grille, and Charming Charlies. Three new smaller spaces will be carved out of the remaining store space not taken by the school.
Relax Zone Spa has opened their location at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills. The spa is located on the first floor near Macy’s.
Walmart will be expanding their Manchester supercenter! The chain has filed to expand their Pick-Up area by over 5,000 square feet and reconfigure the parking to better suit the Pick-Up model.
Most Excellent Gaming has opened a 10,000 square foot gaming store and arena near The Edge Fitness! The store has a sister location in Enfield.
Texas Roadhouse has expanded to include a large patio overlooking the Hartford skyline! This will be a welcome addition this spring and summer!
Flatbread Company has closed their location at Evergreen Walk. The pizza shop was located next to Ted’s Montana Grille.
Evereve has closed their location at Evergreen Walk. The women’s boutique was located next to Vionic. The chain pulled out of the Connecticut market all together, closing their recently opened store at The Sono Collection in Norwalk.
Sprint / T-Mobile has closed their location next to Target. The space is currently marketed for sublease.
Chico’s has closed their boutique at Evergreen Walk. The clothing company was located next to Myeyedr.
Kid’s Klubhouse has closed their space at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills. The store was located on the first level near Newbury Comics.
Things Remembered has closed their Manchester location at the mall. The store was located on the first level near Newbury Comics. The next closest store is at Westfarms Mall.
Carnival Craze has moved from The Shoppes at Buckland Hills to the Brass Mill Center. Go check out their new and bigger location.
Golden Dragon has closed their restaurant at The Plaza at Burr Corner. The restaurant owner has decided to retire after 22 years of ownership.
The Great Expressions Dental Center has closed their Manchester office at The Plaza at Burr Corner. The dentist office was located next to The UPS store.