-Spa Express has opened their salon in the Planet Express plaza, also known as The Shops at Eastview.
-Planet Fitness has reopened after a complete remodel of their gym in Vernon. Planet Fitness took over Cardio Express in May.
-Dollar Tree has opened their new Vernon Rockville location in the Family Dollar Plaza. The Grand Opening was today! The store relocated from Big Y Plaza in Ellington.
-Rockville Pharmacy will soon occupy the space next door to Dollar Tree. The store is moving in fixtures.
-Homesense will open in a portion of the former Price Chopper space along with the space formerly occupied by New Alliance/First Niagara Bank. The interior walls are currently being constructed to separate the space.
-Shoprite will occupy the remaining 75,000 square feet of space in the former Price Chopper. Shoprite will be owned by The Cohen Family, the owners and operators of the Shoprite stores in Manchester and East Hartford. The store will be open in late fall/early winter.
-L&S Equipment has moved from East Hartford to Vernon! The scissor lift rental company moved to 101 Industrial Park Road (Suite L).
-Top Taekwondo Academy has opened their studio in Vernon! The studio opened in the former Wetpets store, which moved to a new location in the plaza.
-360 Federal Credit Union has opened their Vernon Branch in the former Cumberland Farms! The store received a complete built out and renovation.
-B Sharp Barbershop will open in a portion of the former Nixon Auto Supply store on Route 30.
-Jack & Allie's Children Bookstore has closed their door at Vernon Commons. The owner's blame the expiration of their lease, and an ever growing business for the closure; but they leave the door open for reopening in the future.
-Price Chopper has officially closed their Vernon location. The store was located at TriCity Plaza.
-Nixon Auto Supply, a Auto Plus store, closed their location across from Vernon Pizza.
-A Second Glance Consignment, located near Vernon Pizza, has closed. The store moved to East Windsor to a bigger space.
-Kaleidoscope and the Family Affirmation Center for Treatment has closed.
Other Vernon News:
-Congrats to Primitive Renditions on their two month anniversary of their opening! I'm a little late as it's nearly three months now. Primitive Renditions is located at 309 Talcottville Road.
-Trail Run Apartments are now leasing! The housing development is located on Talcottville Road near KidZone. Take a look at the floor plans and amenities at TrailRunVernon.com
-Flavors of Nawab will open right across the Ellington line on Route 83! The restaurant will open near the Shifa Clinic.
-Dollar Tree has closed their Ellington location. The store closed on June 24th to prepare for their move to Vernon! The store was located in the Big Y Plaza.
-Construction has started on a retail development across from Big Y. The development will consist of a Big Y Express gas stations, a drive thru restaurant, as well as a full service restaurant. Another phase of the development includes a retail building.
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