Buckland Business Brief: October 2022
-Work is well under way for People's Bank near Evergreen Walk! The bank is being built next to the vacant Esporta Fitness.
-Nike is coming soon to Evergreen! The Manchester Scoop was first to report on their plans for this location. The store will occupy the old Motherhood Maternity and Elements of Design space. Construction has begun, look for them to open early next year!
-Lovesac will take over the former Francesca's boutique space. The furniture store will occupy over 1,200 square feet. Look for them to open this winter.
-Lenscrafters will occupy the space next to Apple. It's not listed as such yet, but construction documents obtained by The Manchester Scoop show they’re planned for that space.
-The Goddard School is coming soon to the old Charming Charlie's space. Look for them to open next year. Construction work is underway to rebuild the space for the school.
-Shake Shack is under construction on a new space near the rotary at Evergreen Walk. Look for them to open this winter.
-Whole Foods is under construction. The last of the old buildings are currently being demolished and work for the foundation is underway.
-A 'Letter of Intent' has been signed for the old Brooks Brothers space near the green. The large space is over 11,000 square feet.
-A 'Letter of Intent' has been signed for the old Parmida space near Carhartt. The space is close to 6,500 square feet. The space has sat vacant since Parmida closed in the early 2010s
-A 'Letter of Intent' has been signed for the old L'Occitane space. The space is only 600 square feet. This will be next door to Select Comfort.
-A 'Letter of Intent' has been signed for the old Clarks Shoe space. The space is over 2,000 square feet next to Apple.
-A 'Letter of Intent' has been signed for the old Moe's Southwest space next to Carter's! Hopefully a new restaurant will take over this space.
-A 'Letter of Intent' has been signed for the old Lux Bond & Green space next to Soma! The 2,200 square foot space has sat vacant since their closure.
-A lease is awaiting signature for the former Chico's space next to MyEyeDr. The store has sat vacant since the store closed earlier this year.
The once struggling outdoor mall will spring to life again! The center had over 32 vacant spaces at this time last year, and will soon only have 12 spread across the mile long shopping promenade! The center will boast a 17% vacancy rate if all these leases go through!
-EA-Teriyaki is coming soon to The Shoppes at Buckland Hills! The Mass-based restaurant will occupy the former Praline's Ice cream space in the food court!
-Unsettled Geeks has opened their collectable and tabletop game store in the mall! The store is located in the Sears wing near Newbury Comics.
-Stateline Video Games will be opening their third location at the mall! The video game store will occupy the former Regency Gaming/GameStop location near Newbury Comics.
-Majoli has moved their boutique to a bigger location! The store has moved into the former Garage Store near Aeropostale.
-Toys R Us is back in Manchester! The toy store is located inside Macy's on the first level!
-Wow Toys has opened on the first level near Macy's! The toy store features a Play-Before-You-Pay model, where you can play with the toys before purchasing them!
-Creative Faces Salon has opened on the first level! The new hair salon and boutique is located right outside Barnes & Noble!
-Seasonal stores are coming soon! It appears that Global Gecko, Signs Etc., and Hickory Farms will return for the holiday season!
-Go Calendar has reopened their seasonal outpost at the mall. The store took over the vacant space next to Forever 21.
-Crab Du Jour has closed their location at the mall, the short-lived restaurant was opened for just over a year. The restaurant took over the vacant Panera space along with a long-vacant space next door.
-Afrohairdentity appear it will no longer open at Buckland. The signs for the store have been removed from the storefront.
-Curlystar Hair has closed their location on the second level. The store was located across from Shoe Dept Encore.
-Gloria Jean's Coffee has closed their kiosk at Buckland. The kiosk was located in front of JC Penney.
Other Buckland Areas
-Removery will be opening their tattoo removing studio next to Hartford Healthcare at One Buckland Center.
-Dick's Warehouse Sale will remain in Manchester for awhile longer! The chain has applied for permits to put up a new sign onto the building to replace their temporary sign. The outlet store is located in the old Babies R Us on Hale Road.
-Work has started on Manchester's first marijuana dispensary! Fine Fettle will open next to Petco on Hale Road!
-Milan Hair Removal has opened next to Men's Wearhouse!
-110 Grill is coming soon to Burr Corners! Look for construction to start soon!
-ICode is coming soon to Burr Corner! The coding school will open next to Align Dental.
-Align Dental has opened their practice at Burr Corner! The dental office took over the vacant Expressions Dental space.
-Boot Barn is well under construction at Burr Corner! Look for them to open next year!
-Hibachi Grille is coming soon to the former Hometown Buffet space! The buffet is moving from a space in West Hartford!
-BugerFi has closed their Manchester location. The restaurant was located near BJ's Warehouse.
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