We have a lot of news for this edition! To make it easier to follow I have broken down the openings into sections for Evergreen Walk, The Shoppes at Buckland Hills, The Plaza at Burr Corner, and the remaining Buckland Area. Enjoy!
Opening at Evergreen Walk:
Sakura will reopen in their new location at Evergreen Walk on July 6th! The hibachi restaurant is moving to a newly built out space next to Connecticut Mattress.
Old Navy is preparing to open in their new location at Evergreen Walk! The new store will be located across from Burton's. The space was originally home to 6 retail spaces, and has been combined for Old Navy. Look for them to open later this month!
Peoples Bank has started construction on their new South Windsor banking hub! The bank will be located next to the recently shuttered Esporta/LA Fitness.
Tesla could be coming soon to South Windsor! The company is seeking a zoning amendment to allow for automotive sales and service for the recently shuttered Esporta/LA Fitness space! We will bring you update once more is known!
Lenscrafters is coming soon to Evergreen Walk! The store will relocate from The Shoppes at Buckland Hills to the former Ann Taylor space next door to Apple! Look for construction to start in August or September.
Lovesac is coming soon to Evergreen Walk! The location has not been released yet for the store. The furniture store's footprint is usually between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet. Lovesac's closest location is at Blue Back Square.
Go Calendar has opened their semi-permanent store at Evergreen Walk! The store is usually a seasonal tenant at Evergreen Walk during the Christmas shopping season. The store opened in May in the former Coldwater Creek store and is expected to remain open year-round until a permanent tenant for the space is found.
Cambria Hotel will open next month at Evergreen Walk! The hotel is located behind the shops, in front of Tempo Evergreen Walk!
Whole Foods officially had their ground breaking last week for their new location at Evergreen Walk! The store will replace the current home of Sakura and Old Navy!
Shake Shack is under construction at Evergreen Walk! The restaurant will be located at the rotary near the current Old Navy.
The Goddard School will soon start construction for their new location at Evergreen Walk! The private school will replace the vacant Flatbread Company, Garbanzo Mediterranean, and the majority of the closed Charming Charlie store.
A new athleisure store will soon replace the old Motherhood Maternity store and the old Elements of Design store at Evergreen Walk. This store should be announced in the coming weeks!
Opening at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills:
Afrohairdentity is coming soon to The Shoppes at Buckland Hills! The store will be located next to Against All Odds in a space that was home to Lady Foot Locker.
EaTerriyaki is coming soon to The Shoppes at Buckland Hills! The Mass-based restaurant will take over the recently closed Praline Ice Cream shop in the food court.
Wow Toys has opened in the old FYE space at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills! The toy store opened in June, replacing a short-lived toy store called The Goofy Turtle.
Kala Kultuur Studios is coming soon to The Shoppes at Buckland Hills! The dance studio will occupy the closed Hollister store on the first level! The instructor has been hosting the Zumba classes at the mall out of Studio B, a mall sponsored multi-faceted space on the second floor.
A new store is coming soon to the former Dick's space at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills! The mall is being mum about the new anchor store. We will keep you updated once the new store is announced.
Target Fun has opened in the old Gamestop store at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills! Target Fun is a airsoft arena with a carnival-style shooting game open to all ages!
Chill Outs has opened at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills! The kiosk is located on the first level in front of Forever 21. The shop sells ice-cream rolls, crepes, milkshakes, ice cream, and much more!
EbLens recently renewed their lease at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills! The footwear store recently embarked on an expansion spree within Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey! The chain recently opened stores at Westfarms Mall , Danbury Fair Mall, Green Acres Mall, Garden State Mall, Boston MA, and is coming soon to Jersey Gardens mall!
Opening at Burr Corners:
110 Grille has announced plans for a new restaurant in Manchester! The restaurant has submitted plans for a new building at The Plaza at Burr Corners. The land is currently home to a Webster Bank ATM, which would be relocated.
A new tenant has signed a lease at The Plaza at Burr Corners, the new tenant will occupy space previously occupied by Golden Dragon, long-moved Randy's Wooster Street Pizza, and the National Guard. This space will be roughly 11,000 square feet.
A new tenant has signed a letter of intent for the recently closed Snip Its.
Alp's Dental is coming soon to The Plaza at Burr Corners! The dental center will replace the recently closed Great Expressions Dental Center.
Metro Mattress opened in May at The Plaza at Burr Corners. The mattress store replaced a Sprint store.
Opening in Buckland Area:
Hibachi Buffet is coming soon to the former Hometown Buffet! The buffet will replace the chain buffet that closed in 2019. The buffet will be located in the PC Richards plaza.
Bob's Stores (not to be confused with Bob's Discount Furniture) is coming back to Manchester! The store has not identified a location for the new store, but is currently hiring a manager for a new Manchester store to open in late 2022.
A new small restaurant could be coming to One Buckland Center! Scott Leonard is currently applying for a zoning amendment to allow for small restaurants, 1600 square feet or less, to operate within the plaza.
Milan Laser Treatment is coming soon to South Windsor! The center will open in the recently closed Sprint store near Target! Look for them to open this month!
Fine Fettle has won approval for a recreational marijuana shop at 101 Hale Road! The shop just needs to win approval of their state license, the winners of the state license lottery will be announced later this year.
Ashley Furniture has reopened their Manchester location! The furniture store moved from the Walmart plaza to the former Marshall's space on Hale Road!
Urban Air has reopened their Manchester adventure park! The trampoline park is located next to PC Richards.
Lenscrafters will move from The Shoppes at Buckland Hills to a new location at Evergreen Walk later this year.
Burgerfi has closed their Manchester, CT location! The burger chain was located in front of BJ's Wholesale Club.
Esporta / LA Fitness closed their door in South Windsor last week. The chain couldn't come to an agreement on lease negotiations.