-Charlotte Russe has officially closed their Buckland location. The chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, then changing to chapter 7 after failing to find a buyer.
-Crazy 8s has officially closed the Manchester store; like Charlotte Russe, Crazy 8s filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy before changing to chapter 7.
-Payless Shoesource is still in liquidation at both the Mall and at the Parkade. Everything is currently 40-70% off.
-Smoothie Naturale will open in the former Dairy Queen/Hardcore Sweets location on the second level of the mall! The space was previously supposed to be the home to Juicy J Juice Bar, who cancelled their Manchester location last year.
-MyWay, a fast food restaurant, will open in the food court of the Buckland Hills Mall. The new restaurant will serve a variety of fast foods.
-Toro Azteca, a Plaza Azteca restaurant. will open in the former Bertucci's space later this year.
-BJ's Brewhouse is ramping up their construction near the mall; the primary structure of the building is done, construction will now move toward enclosure.
-Carnival Craze has opened their kiosk at the Buckland Hills Mall! The kiosk is located at the center court near Rainbow.
-Marshall's will move from their current location in the PC Richard's plaza into The Plaza at Buckland Hills. Marshall's will take over the former Toys R Us space.
-Costco is planning a store at Evergreen Walk! The store, which is currently proposed, would be built behind LA Fitness.
-OrangeTheory Fitness has opened their Manchester studio at The Plaza at Buckland Hills!
Other Buckland News:
-Work appears to be getting started for the adventure park, Urban Air, which will be replacing the former Bob's Store in the PC RIchard's Plaza.
-The Verizon store on Deming Street is getting a facelift! The store is currently open during the remodel.
-According to people familiar with the matter, two new national tenants are planning Manchester stores at the mall, and soon the former Crazy 8s space will be filled with a current tenant of the mall!
-There are rumors swirling about Aldis planning a store near Evergreen Walk, as part of a current development underway; once I get the complete scoop, I will update you.
-All Star Liquors, located on Deming Street, will move from their current location to 200 West Center Street in Manchester! The store is currently located next door to AT&T.
Jean-Luc has written articles for the past year about Manchester Business.