It's that time of the month again! Its time for the Buckland Business Brief!! This month was packed full of Buckland openings, a few Buckland closings, a local landmark's sudden closure, and some construction updates! Without further delay, lets get to this month's news!
-Toys R Us officially closed last month, the toy retailer liquidated the whole company.
-Babies R Us officially closed last month, they closed along with Toys R Us.
-Cost Plus World Market is nearing completion on their new store near AC Moore, no opening date has been announced.
-Work has started on Burgerim, opening next door to Panera Bread later this year.
-At Home is nearing completion, opening later this summer at The Shoppes at Burr Corners.
-Joey Garlic's is nearing completion on their new restaurant near Texas Roadhouse.
-Trader Joe's is nearing completion, interior work is nearing completion, with refrigeration units being installed recently.
-Mint Rags has opened their location in the former Swarovski Crystal. Mint Rags sell a variety of clothing.
Other Buckland News:
-JC Penney has sold their Manchester Distribution Center to Winstanley Enterprises.
-Fast Signs will be moving from their current location at The Plaza at Buckland Hills into a space next door to Petco, formerly Ultimate Fitness Superstore.
Other Manchester News:
-Johnson's Seafood Company will open in the former 'Smoke Not Just BBQ' Location.
-Pastrami On Wry announced the restaurant has been sold. The business was listed for sale last month.
-Catsup and Mustard was also placed up for sale, no word yet if this restaurant has sold. The restaurant was open for regular business this week.
-The Lucky Taco has opened their new bar in the former Upholstery Shop next door.
-Los Sarapes has begun renovation to expand their restaurant into the former Kathrine's Hair Design next door.
-Blue Moon Hookah is nearing completion on their location on Broad Street.
-Rite Aid has officially closed their Manchester location. The building is now for lease, despite Walgreens announcing their
intentions to reopen it under the Walgreens banner.
-41 Closets has officially closed their doors following a lengthy liquidation sale.
-Subway on Spencer Street will not reopen following an order to close regarding the sprinkler system earlier this year.
-Kenny's Restaurant on East Center Street is under new ownership.
-Walia Ethiopian Restaurant will open in the former Ronak location on Main Street.
-Upstyle has opened their new salon on Main Street, located in part of Silk City Antiques.
-Calamar has began construction on their senior housing complex on Spencer Street.
-Manchester has gotten their first 'Lime Bike' part of a bike sharing service. The bike is located on Main Street near the Mary Cheney Library.
-Quite a few local restaurant are for sale in Manchester. Take a look here.
-KFC is currently undergoing a major remodel, the interior is closed during the remodel while the drive thru is still open.
-Belle Anne Fitness has opened in Vernon, the fitness studio opened in the former 'Pole' fitness location.
-Work is well underway for Wendy's, anticipate a late fall opening.
-A housing complex is now under construction behind Bardin Insurance.
-Pho Ly has reopened their restaurant, they closed briefly over the Fourth of July for window replacement.
-Bianna's Pizza has opened, opening in the former Boston Bakery location on Ward Street.
-The Beauty Mark has opened their Vernon salon, located next to Tractor Supply Co.
-Spark VR is moving their Vernon location. They are still open in their current location; but will eventually move a few doors down between Verizon and Statefarm.
Catch up on the past Buckland Business Brief here!
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Jean-Luc has written articles for the past year about Manchester Business.