Pasta Vita will open a new location in South Windsor! Pasta Vita will open in a portion of the new Hannoush Jeweler building! The built out has started and should be complete by this winter!
Cinnabon and Carvel have started building out their new restaurant at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills! The combination shop will take over the former IcySweetz location on the second floor near Gamestop. The store should open this fall.
Hannoush Jewelers will move from their current location in the mall to their new location in their standalone plaza near Evergreen Walk, the shop will hopefully move in this fall.
A new store build out is underway on the first floor! The unidentified tenant will take over the space of 90s Nails; which closed last week. Construction walls have been installed around the store front.
Bath & Body Works is continuing their work on their expanded store located on the second floor near Macy's. The store should be open by November and feature a White Barn Candle Company.
Starbucks has filed for sign permits for the former Panchero's Mexican Grill location. Starbucks already has a location within The Plaza at Buckland Hills, next door to Boston Market, this store will close once the new shop opens.
Bounce! has opened an inflatable park inside the mall's food court! The park charges admission to play, Bounce! has a location in Springfield, Ma.
Aldi has applied for permits to construct a new store across from Evergreen Walk! The store will occupy the land next door to M&R Liquors, and will share the space with Chase Bank.
The Green has opened at Evergreen Walk! The reinvented outdoor plaza in front of Ben & Jerry's will host yoga classes, musicians, among other public events.
Revolution Basketball Lab will open in the former Final Markdown! location! The space has been vacant since Final Markdown closed over three years ago. The space has been transformed from a warehouse space to indoor basketball training spaces! Check it out when they open next week!
The Academy of Marital Arts has opened in their new home in the retail portion of the Final Markdown! The Academy offers after school martial arts classes. The new space is much larger than their previous location.
Avenue is currently liquidating their stores, including their location at The Plaza at Buckland Hills. Everything in the store is on sale.
90s Nails has closed their nail studio at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills. The studio will be replaced by a new yet-to-be-announced tenant.
Mediterranean Grill has closed their Buckland Hills restaurant. The restaurant opened in the long vacant Asian Bistro location of the second floor.
Other Buckland News:
Work is quickly progressing on Frontera Tacos & Tequila in the former Plaza Azteca location. The restaurant should be open in the next month or two.
A recent change has been made to the Crab Du Jour website indicting the restaurant, slated for the former Hometown Buffet, will be opening in the mall instead. Though we haven't been able to verify this through Brookfield or Crab Du Jour, the address given is now 194 Buckland Hills Drive.
Jean-Luc has written articles for the past year about Manchester Business.