It's that time of the month again! Its time for the Buckland Business Brief!! This month was packed full of openings and closings, an anniversary, and lots of pharmacy news! Without further delay, lets get to this month's news!
-Panchero's Restaurant has closed their Manchester location! Panchero's was located in the former KFC at the Plaza at Buckland Hills.
-PCW Computers has closed their Manchester repair shop, they were located next door to Starbuck's near Raymour and Flanigan.
-Best Buy Mobile has closed their Manchester store, as Best Buy killed the chain of phone stores.
-Icy Sweetz has closed their froyo and Thai ice cream roll shop at the mall, it was located in the former Beaches frozen yogurt location.
-Red Heat Tavern will officially open on June 18th! Make sure you check out their website for a menu and operating hours!
-Curly Star will open at the mall. The store will take over the former Foot Locker space, Foot Locker moved to a new location in the mall two years ago.
-Mint Rags will take over the former Swarvoski location in the mall, Swarvoski closed two years ago.
-Juicy J Juice Bar is preparing to open in the mall, this is the juice bar second location; operating one in Hartford.
-Dragon Puffs will open a kiosk at the mall, Dragon Puffs are a frozen dessert similar to Dippin Dots.
Other Buckland News:
-Exterior work on Cost Plus is nearly complete, the sign has been installed.
-The former 'Sam's Club' is now for sale, the property is being represented and marketed through CBRE New England.
-The Plaza at Buckland Hills is proposing subdividing a plot of land for the purposed of developing new outparcels! Look for more details coming soon!
-Tempur-Pedic had their official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting late last month.
-Trader Joe's has officially announced their Manchester store! The store will open in Late 2018!
-LL Bean is nearing completion of their renovation on their South Windsor store! Go take a look at the newly designed spaces!
-Friendly's has rebranded their Manchester location into a new 'Express' concept, the restaurant is operated similar to fast food, where guest order at a counter, but food is brought to the table. This is a new concept to Manchester, going by the slogan BreakFast. LunchFast. DinnerFast.
-K&G Fashion Superstore has announced that they will not reopen their Manchester location due to a problem finding a new location.
-Join Sacred Rivers Yoga for FREE yoga in the mall every Sunday in June! Details are posted around the mall.
-Economy Oil Change will open an Emissions Center in the former J&M Motorsports location on Broad Street.
-Found Company will open their new store on Purcell Street in the former 'Young at Art' location
-Subway on Spencer Street has officially closed, the sign has been removed from the Plaza's sign. The location had closed temporarily due to the lack of a sufficient fire suppression system.
-Rite Aid has began a liquidation at the Manchester Center Street location.
-Blue Moon Hookah Lounger will open in the Ollie's Plaza on Broad Street.
-Walgreens will open a new location in the former Rite Aid on Center Street, Rite Aid is in the process of liquidating.
-Carter Chevy's former location on Main Street has been demolished to make room for a new CVS Pharmacy.
-Congratulations to New England Urgent Care at the Parkade who celebrated their one year anniversary last month!
-Congratulations to Hartford Road Dairy Queen and their Little League team on winning a championship last week! Check out pictures here and here!
-Carter Chevrolet had their Grand Opening last month, which included area radio DJs and giveaways!
-I forgot to mention last month that O'Reilly Auto Parts has officially opened their Vernon location!
-Mint Spa has opened in Vernon, located next door to Taco Bell and the site of Wendys.
-Absolutely Spa has opened in the location of Classy Nail Spa, located next door to Kmart.
-The Beauty Mark will open a spa in Vernon, located in a former Medical Space next door to Tractor Supply.
Please let me know in the comment section or email me at Buckland.Business.Brief@gmail.com if I missed anything, if you see a closing, if you see a new store opening, or if you have news to share about your business!
Images from Jenna Blinn Photos, JLD Photos
Jean-Luc has written articles for the past year about Manchester Business.