-Jack & Allies Bookstore will be closing! The children's bookstore located at Vernon Commons will close at the end of May. The announcement was made on Facebook on Sunday, the post mentions the possibility of reopening in a new locations at a later date.
-Prestige AutoCar of Vernon (on the Manchester line) closed late last month. A sign on the door alerts consumers to a family emergency for the closure.
-Primitive Renditions opened their primitive decoration and furniture store next door to Calla Lily's st 309 Talcottville Road!
-Top Tae Kwon Do will open at the Vernon Commons plaza, the Tae Kwon Do studio will occupy the former home of Wet Pets, who moved to a new location within the center after a fire destroyed the old location.
-360 Federal Credit Union is well under construction! The former gas station building is being gutted, the parking lot completely redone.
-A new Verizon store will be built near Wendy's! A new building will be constructed on a pad near Wendy's, which will house a Verizon store and another retail space.
-A new hair salon will open in The Shops at Eastview (Cardio Express/Planet Fitness Plaza.) The salon will take over vacant space from Spark VR (relocated) and another suite that has been vacant since the redevelopment of the former grocery store.
Other Vernon News:
-Rockville Pharmacy will move their shop from Downtown Rockville to the former Veggie World store near Family Dollar! The store fixtures are being installed, and the store will be moving this summer.
-Rumors of an eminent Price Chopper closure are circulating. According to people familiar with the matter say that ShopRite will take over the store. A ShopRite employee was seen at the store Sunday talking about the takeover. We'll bring you more on this story as it develops.
-Sacred Heart Church was demolished last month. A sale and development of the space was contingent on the demolition of the condemned building.
-A bakery with ties to Ellington is rumored to be taking over the former Nature's Grocer space in Rockville. Check back for updates in the next edition of Vernon Business Brief.
-A strike took place at Stop & Shop last month. Employees rallied behind their Union, which eventually led to a deal to be reached. The strike cost parent company Ahold Delhaize over $100 million.
Jean-Luc has written articles for the past year about Manchester Business.