A round-up of Manchester Business News including new restaurants, banks, and bakeries!
Mustangs Unlimited has closed their auto shop in Manchester. The shop specialized in mustangs and sold mustang parts on Adams Street.
Royal Buffet has closed their Manchester buffet at the Parkade. The restaurant was replaced by a new restaurant. See Below!
Statefarm has closed their insurance branch at the Parkade. The office was located next door to Little Caesars.
Holiday Lanes on Spencer Street has closed. One of the last Duck Pin bowling alleys in CT closed in anticipation of turning the space into an indoor go cart track.
Foodies, an Italian Restaurant and Market, will open their second Connecticut location in the former Sam's Bargain Mart space at the Parkade! Foodies opened their first location in Bristol, CT in late September 2020. Owners of the new restaurant hope to share an opening date soon!
Sunset Bakery will open a bakery in the former Little Caesars location at the Manchester Parkade. The bakery is currently renovating the space.
Teriyaki Box on Main Street will be moving to a new space! They will not be moving far, just two space to the right, into the former Walia Ethiopian space. The space is currently under renovations.
Family Appliance has opened an appliance store on Main Street in Manchester, the space was previously home to a T-shirt company before sitting vacant.
First Line Dental has reopened their Manchester office! The office is located in Big Y Plaza on Tolland Turnpike. The Office closed because of the pandemic, but recently reopened. They are currently offering a $79 New Patient special, check out their website for more details.
Hazelton's Wine has opened in Big Y Plaza, the liquor store opened in Wine Merchants spot. The store is very elegant on the inside, giving a very upscale vibe, with competitive prices.
Crab Catcher has opened their restaurant in the former Royal Buffet space at the Parkade. The restaurant features a seafood menu with buy-the-pound prices.
Dunkin Donuts on West Middle Turnpike will soon be converted into the new Dunkin Concept. The new format features a redesigned exterior and interior.
The Center Scoop has opened on Main Street, I know I'm a tad late to the party, The local ice cream shop has been on many Manchester resident's wishlist for years. The shop is located next door to The Center Perk.
Dime Bank is seeking to open a Manchester branch of their bank. The bank would be located in the former Farmington Bank on West Middle Turnpike. The Farmington Bank closed after merging with People's United Bank.
A redevelopment of Broad Street Parkade has been approved by the town, the development includes a hotel, commercial, retail, and residential space. The development will be eco-friendly, operating on a micro-grid.
The former Save A Lot space might be receiving a new tenant. The space was previously marketed as for lease, but recently changed to preleasing for a Save A Lot on Northeast Retail's listing on Loopnet before being deleted. Could Save A Lot return to the space? The location is currently listed on their website, despite the store closing a year and a half ago. I'll keep you updated with more news as it comes out.
Jean-Luc has written articles for the past year about Manchester Business.