Smashburger has closed their Manchester location. The burger spot was located in the Best Buy plaza, and was owned by the Mohegan Tribe. Smashburger has also closed their Enfield location after sitting empty during the pandemic.
BurgerIm has closed their Manchester location. The burger spot was located in the Walgreens Plaza near Verizon Wireless on Deming Street. The chain was only open for two years before closing.
Sprint has closed one of their Buckland locations after their merger with T-Mobile. The Sprint in the Walgreens Plaza has closed, the neighboring T-Mobile will remain open. The Sprint location at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills will be converted into a T-Mobile store, T-Mobile already has a location in the mall.
Justice has closed their Buckland Hills store after a Going-Out-Of-Business sale at their mall location. Ascena, Justice's Parent Company, filed for bankruptcy earlier this summer with plans to move Justice to a primarily online brand.
New York & Company has closed their Buckland Hills location after a short Going-Out-Of-Business sale. Their parent company filed for bankruptcy earlier this summer as well.
Jos. A Banks has closed their South Windsor location at Evergreen Walk. The store was located next door to Burton's.
DAVIDsTea has closed their location at Evergreen Walk, along with all their U.S. locations.
Bonchon BBQ closed their location at The Plaza at Buckland Hills. The restaurant was the site of a deadly shooting between a manager and an employee a few years ago.
Chosen 1 Seafood will be opening their third location in Manchester! Chosen 1 will open in the former Bonchon BBQ location at The Plaza at Buckland Hills. Chosen 1 has locations in Bloomfield and Hartford.
PM Pediatrics will be opening their new Manchester location soon! The doctor's office will open in the former Avenue space in The Plaza at Buckland Hills.
CosmoProf has reopened their Manchester store, the store moved from their location at Burr Corners into a larger space, just three spaces down!
Goldfish Swim School will open in Burr Corners. The 9,000 square foot swim school will take over four storefronts, two of which we previously vacant.
Go Calendar & Games has opened their seasonal location at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills! The calendar store will take their usual space on the second level in the former Rue 21, the space was partially downsized last year to accommodate an expanded Bath & Body Works.
Go Calendar & Games is coming soon to Evergreen Walk, the calendar store will take their usual seasonal space in the former Coldwater Creek.
Chick Fil A has finally got approved for Manchester! The space is at The Plaza at Buckland Hills and is currently home to Boston Market. Chick Fil A has tried unsuccessfully to open a Manchester location twice, one near Walgreens on Deming Street, and the second in the same spot of the new proposed location. Chick Fil A was recently turned down because of the dumpster location.
Chase Bank is nearing completion on their new branch in South Windsor. The bank will be located across from Panera Bread. The bank is part of the expansive new development called 'The Gateway' which will supposedly be home to Aldi, Red Lobster, 110 Grille, and Tropical Smoothie Cafe according to marketing material released in a public meeting.
Crab Du Jour has finally started their build out of the former Panera space at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills. The restaurant chain's Manchester location was first announced over a year ago. The restaurant will be located on the first floor, taking over the former Panera, and an adjoining long vacant space.
My Wife Didn't Cook will open their second location! The New Britain-born restaurant will open in the former My Way space (closest space to the Carousel) in the food court.
La-Z-Boy will either closed or relocate their Manchester store later this year. The stores space in their Plaza at the top of the hills is up for lease. The nearly 20,000 square foot space is marketed by Northeast Retail.
Jean-Luc has written articles for the past year about Manchester Business.