Wawa sets opening date for first Palm Beach County locations

Wawa, a family-owned chain of convenience stores known for its hot coffee and tasty sandwiches, has announced which locations it will open in a triple-header grand opening celebration set for this month.

The company said it will open three stores on Thursday, March 23.  They include two locations in Palm Springs and one in Riviera Beach. Here is the ribbon cutting schedule:

Palm Beach County Commissioner Steve Abrams and Mayor Shelley Vana with a Wawa mascot.

9 a.m.

3950 South Congress Avenue in Palm Springs

12:30 p.m.

1771 South Congress Avenue in Palm Springs

3 p.m.

7289 Garden Road, Riviera Beach

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Wawa announced in 2015 that it planned to open dozens of stores in Palm Beach and Broward counties.

Wawa opened its first Florida location outside of SeaWorld in Orlando in 2012.

 

Del Taco chain coming to Palm Beach County

Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. plans to open both franchised and corporate locations in Palm Beach County, as well as southern Georgia and the greater Atlanta area.

A recent development deal will bring 10 Del Taco locations to the county. The first locations will open in 2018.

The Lake forest, Calif.-based company said it is partnering with franchisee Angelo Freites. Freites experience in fast food spans 33 years, and includes Wendy’s locations, the company said.

 

In southern Georgia, the franchise deal is for six locations led by franchisee Nishant Patel, is slated to open in Warner Robins this spring, followed by planned development in Macon, Albany and Tifton. This franchise growth, the company announcement stated, will bolster Del Taco’s “existing corporate footprint in the Atlanta area,” where there are currently eight corporate-owned restaurants, with a ninth location due to open in Kennesaw.

Del Taco owns more than 550 locations in 15 states.

Discount retailer Five Below to open in Royal Palm Beach

Discount retailer Five Below,a teen fashion retailer in which everything costs $5 or less, plans to open its second Palm Beach County location in Royal Palm Beach. fivebelow1

The Philadelphia-based company, which offers a variety of name-brand items geared at teens and tweens, will open its first Palm Beach County store on Friday in Palm Beach Gardens.

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The two Palm Beach County locations are among 100 the rapidly expanding retailer plans to open this year.five-below-2

A grand opening party for Five Below’s Palm Beach Gardens store is set for 10 a.m. Friday, according to the company’s website.

It is in Northlake Commons shopping center (3926 Northlake Boulevard), which is located south of Northlake Boulevard just east of Interstate 95 in Palm Beach Gardens.

The company has not released the opening date or location for the Royal Palm Beach store.

 

AT&T retailer opens first store in Royal Palm Beach

AT&T has opened its first authorized retailer store in Royal Palm Beach, the company announced this morning.

The new store, which is owned and operated by USA Wireless, is located at the Southern Palm Crossing shopping center, at 11081 Southern Boulevard.

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“We’re expanding our retail presence to better serve our customers,” said Cristy Swink, AT&T Florida vice-president and general manager. “Convenient locations are key when it comes to shopping.”

The store is one of 27 authorized retailer sites for AT&T in Palm Beach County. AT&T has 11 of its own stores in the county.

The new store is opened from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m., Sunday.

This discount teen retailer is opening its first PBC store

Discount teen retailer Five Below is set to open its first store in Palm Beach County this week.

The Philadelphia-based company, which offers a variety of items all priced at $5 or less, will open its doors at the Northlake Commons shopping center, which is located south of Northlake Boulevard just east of Interstate 95 in Palm Beach Gardens.  fivebelow1

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A grand opening party is set for 10 a.m. on Friday, according to the company’s website. The store, which carries products geared at teens and tweens, is located at 3926 Northlake Boulevard.

Five Below marked the opening of its 500th store in September. The company also has stores in Martin and Broward counties.

 

This national retailer plans to open in the Palm Beach Outlets

New Balance Factory Stores, a national athletic shoe and apparel retailer, plans to open at the Palm Beach Outlets.

In an announcement on its website, the outdoor shopping hub said New Balance plans to open the store soon. An exact opening date is not listed.

Palm Beach Outlets mall
Palm Beach Outlets mall

“Stay tuned for a grand opening date,” the website says.

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New Balance Factory Stores sells footwear, apparel, and accessories for men, women and children. According to its website, the chain specializes in difficult to find sizes and multiple widths.

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The chain has five other locations in Florida.

 

 

 

 

This national retailer is closing in CityPlace

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The BCBG store in CityPlace

Women’s clothing retailer BCBG Max Azria is closing its store in West Palm Beach’s CityPlace.

The store has already begun liquidating its merchandise, with signs advertising storewide discounts of between 40 and 60 percent.

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BCBG is closing 120 of its least profitable stores, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

BCBG’s website shows the company has four other Palm Beach County locations, including one in Palm Beach Gardens, one in Delray Beach and two in Boca Raton.

BCBG is the second retailer this year to close in CityPlace. Last month, Macy’s announced it was shuttering its CityPlace store.

 

 

 

Office Depot names new CEO

Office Depot, Inc., in Boca Raton announced today that Gerry P. Smith has been appointed as the company’s chief executive officer.

(The Palm Beach Post)
(The Palm Beach Post)

He starts on Feb. 27, 2017. Gerry Smith will succeed current CEO Roland Smith, who previously announced his intention to retire from the company.

Gerry Smith is the current executive vice president and chief operating officer at Lenovo Group, a $45 billion leading global technology company. During his time at Lenovo, Office Depot said he was “instrumental in defining and leading the company’s ambitious growth objectives and operational efficiencies, which drove increases in market share and profitability.”

Cricket Wireless is expanding in Palm Beach County

Cricket Wireless has opened three new authorized retail stores in Palm Beach County, the company announced Monday.

The Cricket Wireless store in Jupiter.
The Cricket Wireless store in Jupiter.

The stores are located at:

  •          The Concourse Square Shopping Center; 75 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter.
  •          Loxahatchee Groves Commons; 15597 Southern Boulevard, Loxahatchee
  •          The Boynton Plaza; 121 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach.

Y&S Immokalee owns and operates the Jupiter and Loxahatchee stores, and Wireless One owns the Boynton location.

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Store hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday.

Cricket offers nationwide wireless service with no annual contract.

AT&T retailer opens in suburban Lake Worth

AT&T has opened a new authorized retailer store in suburban Lake Worth, the company announced this morning.

The new store, which is owned and operated by Let’s Go Wireless, is located in the Shoppes at Mission Lakes at 5940 S. State Road 7.

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The 1,900-square-foot location is one of 29 authorized retailer sites for AT&T in Palm Beach County, the company said.

AT&T has 11 of its own stores in the county.

“We’re expanding our retail presence to better serve our customers,” said Cristy Swink, AT&T Florida vice-president and general manager. “Convenient locations are key when it comes to shopping.”

The new store is opened from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday.