A round-up of store openings and closings in Manchester! This month we have many new and exciting stores opening and coming soon! A Manchester landmark closes, another to be featured on TV show, and many toy stores come to Buckland! Without further ado, Let's get right to the news!
-Iceberg Thai Ice Cream Rolls has closed their Buckland Hills location.
-Juicy J Juice Bar will no longer open their Buckland Hills location.
-LEGO will open a temporary store at Buckland Hill's Mall later this month, the store will open in the former Belden Jeweler.
-Curly Star has opened their beauty supply store at Buckland Hill's, the store is located in the former Foot Locker.
-BJ's Brewhouse has received the approvals to build a new restaurant across from Red Robin.
-Trader Joe's has officially opened their Manchester location!
-OrangeTheory Fitness will open a fitness studio in the former home of Alfred Angelo. Building permits have been filed and construction should begin soon.
-Jersey Mike's will join OrangeTheory in the former home of Alfred Angelo.
-Go Calendar and Games opened their seasonal location at the mall.
-The Goofy Turtle will open a toy store in the former FYE location at the mall.
-208 Foot Spa has opened in the former Best Buy Mobile location in the mall.
-Halloween City and Toy City have taken over the former Toys R Us location at The Plaza at Buckland Hills.
-Spirit Halloween has opened their store in the former Babies R Us.
-Vionic has opened their first regional location at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk.
Other Buckland News:
-Buckland Hill's Mall owner GGP has officially merged with Brookfield Properties! Brookfield promises to bring new and exciting tenants to GGP properties across the nation.
-Bed Bath and Beyond has completed their store renovations.
-LL Bean has also completed their store renovations.
-Tomato Joe's has reverted back to their former name, Shea's. The pizzeria and sports bar has been rebranded.
-Hannoush Jewelers will construct a new jewelry store near Farmington Bank in South Windsor. No news yet on whether the mall location will close upon completion of the new store.
-The Mattress Firm location in the Edge Fitness Plaza, part of The Manchester Collection, is now listed for lease. There is no word on if the location will close before a new tenant is signed.
-Munson's Chocolate recently completed a renovation of their Evergreen Walk location.
Other Manchester News:
-Corey's Catsup and Mustard has officially closed their Main Street restaurant. This was the last remaining of Corey Wry's three restaurants; Pastrami on Wry, Chop N Catch, and Catsup and Mustard.
-Touch by J Hair By Jeicoby Salon Spa will be expanding their Main Street salon into the former 41 Closets space. The combined space will function as a day spa, in addition to, the existing hair salon.
-Found Company officially opened the Purcell Place store; Found moved to Main Street from their location at Evergreen Walk.
-Labyrinth Brewing has officially opened their Manchester brewery! They are located on Forest Street in a former Cheney Mill.
-White Porch Brewing has officially signed their lease to open a taproom on Purcell Place. White Porch will take over the long vacant Jock and Jam Cafe.
-CVS on Main Street is now well under construction. The store is being built on the site of the former Carter Chevy.
-Silk City Coffee will be adding a covered patio off the back of their Main Street coffee shop. This will provide additional seating in the warmer months.
-Manchester landmark, Shady Glen, will be featured on 'Burgerland' a TV show from Travel Channel.
-Wendy's construction is now well underway, and site work is being prepped for the addition of a self storage facility located behind Taco Bell.
If you see an opening or a closing let me know! Use my email Buckland.Business.Brief@gmail.com
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Jean-Luc has written articles for the past year about Manchester Business.