See which new store is coming to Palm Beach Outlets

Columbia Sportswear, an outdoor apparel store, plans to open its doors this month at the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach.

Shoppers looking for deals on the day after Christmas work their way through the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach on December 26, 2014.  (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)
Shoppers looking for deals on the day after Christmas work their way through the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach on December 26, 2014. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

The Portland, Oregon-based retailer plans to open its new store at 10 a.m. on Oct. 21. The chain says a grand opening celebration with “great offers” is planned from Oct. 21 to Oct. 23.

TooJay’s to celebrate West Palm Beach grand opening with gift card giveaway

TooJay’s will celebrate the grand opening of its new location at the Palm Beach Outlets  this month, and the first 50 people in line will get a free gift card and tumbler when the doors open.

Club sandwich
Club sandwich

The restaurant, located at 1721 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The first 50 people in line at that time will receive a $25 gift card and a free tumbler.

The chain, known for its deli-style sandwiches and handmade desserts and bite-size pastries, has nearly 30 restaurants throughout Florida.

 

 

 

TooJay’s opens at the Palm Beach Outlets

TooJay’s has opened its doors at the Palm Beach Outlets.

The growing restaurant chain, known for its sandwiches, comfort foods, soups and cakes,  officially opened its 28th location in Florida at the West Palm Beach shopping hub on Sept. 1. TooJay’s is located on the southeast corner of the mall’s property next to Express Factory Outlet.

Club sandwich
Club sandwich

“Shopping can make you hungry and now you’ll have a great, new dining option to choose,” said Pam Rada, marketing director of Palm Beach Outlets. “We believe our customers will not only enjoy TooJay’s varied menu but the convenient location of the restaurant as well.”

TooJay’s celebrated the grand opening of its new Wellington location in July.

 

 

The Beef Jerky Outlet to open in West Palm Beach

The Beef Jerky Outlet plans to open its doors in West Palm Beach next month.

Beef jerky
Beef jerky

The national chain, which has 57 franchise locations, including 6 founder-owned stores, plans to open at the Palm Beach Outlets in early June, the company announced Wednesday.

The specialty store offers more than 200 jerky varieties, sizes and flavors.  Specialty meats include kangaroo, alligator, venison and elk, as well as exotic flavors like Moonshine and Cajun.

“I love beef jerky and have been making it for years for our camping, diving, rafting and skiing outings,” said Don Jones, who owns the West Palm Beach Beef Jerky Outlet with his wife Lupe.  “Jerky was a great snack throughout my military career and a big reason why I became interested in the franchise.”

 

Mother’s Day 2016: Palm Beach Outlets offering moms “special treats”

A number of stores at the Palm Beach Outlets will be offering special treats and promotions to mothers on Saturday.

Palm Beach Outlets mall
Palm Beach Outlets mall

The “Mother’s Appreciation Day” event runs from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

Participating retailers include Guess Factory, First Watch, Crabtree & Evelyn Outlet, dressbarn, J. Crew | Crewcuts Factory, Perfumania, Soma, Lindt Chocolate Shop, O’Neill, Skechers, Steve Madden and Jockey.

Moms can also register to win a pink Fitbit and gift certificates to the Sari Center for massages, acupuncture and more.

TooJay’s, First Watch restaurants opening in Palm Beach Outlets

Two popular restaurants — TooJay’s and First Watch — are opening their doors at the Palm Beach Outlets.

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First Watch Sunrise Granola Bowl

First Watch is set to open on Monday, offering made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch. The restaurant will employ about 25 people at this new 3,500-square-foot space located next to AT&T near Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and Congress Avenue.

TooJay’s is slated to open at the Outlets this summer, mall officials said.  The opening would mark TooJay’s 27th location in Florida.

Meanwhile, Perfect Oil, a family-owned and operated eco-friendly aromatherapy and home fragrance shop, also will open on April 4. The store will be located across from Guess.

PB Outlets to host race car display this weekend

A group of race cars will be on display on Sunday at the Palm Beach Outlets.

The “Cars & Coffee” showing is part of a monthly gathering at the open air outlet mall.

Here are the details:

The Formula One-style steering wheel contains many of the controls that would otherwise clutter up the dashboard, including the 'manetto' performance control switch (lower right), the start button (lower left) and up/down shift buttons (right under your thunbs). Not readily visible in the photo is a row of red LEDs across the top of the wheel's rim that flash as you get close to the RPM limit of the engine… just like the Ferrari race cars.
The Formula One-style steering wheel contains many of the controls that would otherwise clutter up the dashboard, including the ‘manetto’ performance control switch (lower right), the start button (lower left) and up/down shift buttons (right under your thunbs). Not readily visible in the photo is a row of red LEDs across the top of the wheel’s rim that flash as you get close to the RPM limit of the engine… just like the Ferrari race cars.

Who/What: A monthly gathering of South Florida’s finest automobiles presented by Art of Speed Auto Events, LLC, which attracts auto enthusiasts from all over south and central Florida who come to view a massive diversity of exotic, custom and classic vehicles. March is “Race Car Month” and will feature all types of race cars.

All makes and models are welcome to attend this free family-friendly event. Cost is $2 per vehicle to display in the show field and free to spectators.

When: Sun., March 20, from 9 a.m. to noon

Where: In the northwest and north lot of Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach

Cost: Free

Public information: Call organizer John Zeilinga at (561) 756-3063 or Palm Beach Outlets at (561) 515-4400. Websites: www.carsandcoffeepb.com  and www.palmbeachoutlets.com.

This store is opening today at Palm Beach Outlets

Soma, a woman’s lingerie, loungewear and beauty products retailer, is opening a new store today at Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach.Soma_Intimates_Medium

The boutique will offer free, expert bra fittings, the company said in a news release announcing the store’s opening.

“The right bra can change your world in an instant,” says Laurie Van Brunt, Soma’s Brand President. “About 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra, affecting their comfort and confidence.” The new Palm Beach Outlets Soma boutique offers
free, expert bra fittings anytime in an intimate environment with the warmest personal service.

he Palm Beach Outlets glows at night,l , February 11, 2014, in West Palm Beach, as the opening nears. (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post)
he Palm Beach Outlets glows at night,l , February 11, 2014, in West Palm Beach, as the opening nears. (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post)

The company will hold a “grand opening event” at the Palm Beach Outlets store on March 4.  According to the news release, there will be ” giveaways throughout the day plus special discounts at the boutique.”

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“Soma carries 43 bra sizes from 32A-44G, with full coverage, demi, push up, strapless, wireless, unlined, nursing, post-surgical, and more for a complete intimate wardrobe,” the news release said. “Innovations include bras with side slimming and 3-zone support; everyday shaping panties that make panty lines vanish, swimwear with bra cup slimming support, and soft, cooling sleepwear.”

5 things to know as the Palm Beach Outlets mall turns 2 this weekend

A shower of confetti covers dignitaries during grand opening of the Palm Beach Outlets Friday, February 14, 2014.   (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)
A shower of confetti covers dignitaries during grand opening of the Palm Beach Outlets Friday, February 14, 2014. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

Valentine’s Day: A time for love, romance — and shopping.

The Palm Beach Outlets mall turns 2 this week, and it’s hosting a celebration this weekend to mark the occasion.

The event will feature the World Birthday Cake-Eating Championship, which kicks off at 1 p.m. Saturday. There also will be events for children, entertainment, raffles and sidewalk sales through Sunday evening.

About that cake-eating contest: It’s an eight-minute challenge, sanctioned by Major League Eating. Twelve eaters will chow down for a portion of $5,000 in cash prizes. The winner last year, Matt Stonie — who happens to be the No. 1 eater in the world — set a new world record by eating 14.5 pounds of birthday cake in under eight minutes.

For more information about the mall’s birthday celebration, call 561-515-4400 or go to www.palmbeachoutlets.com.

Here are five things to know about the Palm Beach Outlets as you head out to shop this weekend:

1. It was the top commercial property sale of 2015 in Palm Beach County. The main outlet mall sold for $278 million, and the Marketplace at the Outlets strip center sold for $116.7 million.

2. More stores are planned — a lot more stores. The developer in November 2014 filed plans for another wing to the mall, near Forever 21, which would house 30 more retailers.

3. Before the Palm Beach Outlets mall, there was the Palm Beach Mall. Opening in 1967, the Palm Beach Mall was the premiere shopping destination in Palm Beach County for decades. Check out photos here of it being demolished to make way for the outlets.

4. County officials are using the mall to lure tourists. The outlets and other Palm Beach County malls were featured in a marketing campaign to draw tourists from Brazil to Palm Beach County for Black Friday.

5. Those visitors have given a boost to surrounding businesses. At the Best Western Palm Beach Lakes Inn across the street from the outlets, the director of sales and marketing told The Palm Beach Post in June that the hotel has seen a huge jump in the number of international tourists visiting to shop at the mall.

» RELATED: How we’ve shopped in Palm Beach County for 50 years

Free South Fla Fair tickets to those who donate food this weekend

Want to go to the South Florida Fair for free? Bring some non-perishable food items to the Palm Beach Outlets on Saturday and you’ll receive one free ticket.

Here are the details from a news release announcing the event:

Fireworks go off over the midway during the opening night Ride-A-Thon at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach on January 15, 2015. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)
Fireworks go off over the midway during the opening night Ride-A-Thon at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach on January 15, 2015. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Who/What: Palm Beach Outlets and the South Florida Fair are partnering for a worthy cause. They’re collecting non-perishable food items during its Food 4 Funevent to benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank.

Those who donate at least two items will receive one ticket to the South Florida Fair that is good for free admission on any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday during the fair, which runs from Jan. 15-31 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. The ticket limit is two per person. This year’s fair theme is “Discover the Palm Beaches, powered by FPL.”

When: Sat., Jan. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach

Public information: Call Palm Beach Outlets at (561) 515-4400 or South Florida Fair at (561) 793-0333.

» Not able to make it to the mall on Saturday? Here are seven ways you can get discounted fair tickets.