See which new store just opened at CityPlace

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Natuzzi Italia has opened a 9,000-square-foot store at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, a move that signals the shopping, dining and entertainment center continues to boost its home furnishings offerings.

The Italian furniture brand is located on Rosemary Avenue, just south of the Cheesecake Factory restaurant.

Natuzzi’s products, made in Italy, feature sofas, armchairs, furniture and home furnishing accessories. The company is known for its sleek, contemporary styles.

Natuzzi has six other stores throughout Florida but only one other in Palm Beach County, in Boca Raton. Worldwide, Natuzzi has 1,200 stores.

In a statement, Natuzzi’s global retail chief, Nazzario Pozzi, said the company is moving quickly to expand its presence in the United States.

Plans for Natuzzi’s new store first were revealed to the Palm Beach Post in September 2015 by Ken Himmel, president of Related Urban, the mixed-use unit of New York-based Related Cos. and the developer of CityPlace.

At the time, Himmel predicted the store would open in the spring of 2016. It’s not clear why the store is opening more than a year later.

But back in 2015, Himmel said Natuzzi was lured to the site by the presence of a massive  “mansion” being built in the median of Okeechobee Boulevard for Restoration Hardware, a furniture and home furnishings store.

The 60,000-square-foot store is slated to open soon and will kick off Himmel’s plans to transform CityPlace into a home furnishings destination.

CityPlace has changed up its retail roster during its 17 years of operation.

It was designed as a large retail destination, with a number of high-end stores. Then it focused on home furnishings during the real estate boom. It then switched heavily to entertainment and dining when the recession hit.

Lately, women’s retailers have cycled out due to the advent of on-line sales, so Himmel has said home furnishings stores will play an important role at the center.

Last September, The Shade Store, a  Port Chester, N.Y.-based company selling premium custom window treatments, opened at CityPlace.

 

This national chain has opened in the Boca mall

Papyrus, an upscale chain selling greeting cards, stationary, invitations, wrap and unique gifts, has opened its doors at the Town Center at Boca Raton. 

The 791-square-foot store is located in the Nordstrom wing, next to Pottery Barn.

“We are thrilled to have such an exciting announcement to share with our community,” Sean Carroll, director of marketing and business development at Town Center at Boca Raton said in a statement. “We are continually looking to enhance our visitor’s shopping experience by offering a vast array of retail offerings.”

Wawa in Palm Beach County: 3 stores open next week

Wawa, a family-owned chain of convenience stores known for its fanatical following, will open three stores on Thursday, marking its first push into the South Florida market.

The chain, which is headquartered in Wawa, Pa, has earned a reputation for serving up hot coffee and tasty sandwiches along with its gas sales.

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

In Palm Beach County, die-hard fans will be treated to giveaways, discounts and deals as part of the triple-header grand opening celebration.

RELATED: City commissioner: Wawa wants to open in Boynton Beach

Wawa is opening two locations in Palm Springs and one in Riviera Beach on Thursday.  All doors open at 8 a.m.

Here is the ribbon cutting schedule:

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

All three locations will be serving up free coffee for 10 days following the opening. The first 100 customers at the 3950 S. Congress Ave. location will receive special giveaway items.

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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.

Cricket Wireless store opens in Lake Worth

A new Cricket Wireless store has opened at 1212 S. Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, the company announced this week.

All Cellular Wireless, LLC owns and operates the location.

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“We continue to expand our retail presence in South Florida to meet the growing needs of our customers,” said Leon Duarte, market director for Cricket Wireless. “We want to make our products and services easily accessible to shoppers. This new store will help us do that.”

The store is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday.

Hurricane Grill & Wings brand to expand new restaurant concept

The West Palm Beach-based Hurricane Grill & Wings brand plans to open 49 new restaurants as part of a new fast-casual concept it unveiled last year.

The company said it would expand its Hurricane BTW concept,  (burgers, tacos and wings) over the next 3 1/2 years, adding as many as 11 new locations by the end of the year.

Hurricane BTW’s lab store opened in Ft. Lauderdale in April.

The company said it plans to open the first Hurricane BTW prototype location in Skokie, IL in late April.  Between 8 and 10 more locations will open by the end of the year, the chain said.

““While the restaurant industry, specifically fast-casual, is down as of late, we have seen two trends: single entrée menus have driven brands (i.e. burgers, pizza, wings), and there is an overall drive for higher quality and higher average tickets,” said Brooksy Smith, Chief Brand Officer for Hurricane AMT (Hurricane Grill & Wings, Hurricane BTW and Hurricane Dockside) as well as President of Hurricane BTW. “At BTW, we are focusing on the three most popular single entrée items other than pizza and including them on our menu, and we are pricing our average ticket at $10. We feel that now is the right time for a broad menu with a value proposition in a casual market. And that’s why we are confident BTW will excel.”

 

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

RELATED: City commissioner: Wawa wants to open in Boynton 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

photo provided
photo provided

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.

 

This new store is coming to West Boca

Burlington Coat Factory plans to open a new store in West Boca, marking the retailer’s continued expansion into Palm Beach County.

102108 met burlington (1 of 3)- 0057935A - Staff Photos by Amanda Voisard/Staff Photographer-- for met story by Kathleen Chapman-- Boynton Beach-  Barbara Campisi, cq, right, of Delray inquires with Customer Service Manager, Diane Bennett about the layaway program on Tuesday at Burlington Coat Factory.  Campisi said she this would be her first time using layaway since moving to Florida.  10/07/08
102108 met burlington (1 of 3)- 0057935A – Staff Photos by Amanda Voisard/Staff Photographer– for met story by Kathleen Chapman– Boynton Beach- Barbara Campisi, cq, right, of Delray inquires with Customer Service Manager, Diane Bennett about the layaway program on Tuesday at Burlington Coat Factory. Campisi said she this would be her first time using layaway since moving to Florida. 10/07/08

Burlington plans to open a 42,000-square-foot store in space that once housed  The Sports Authority. The building is located at 20851 S. State Road 7.

The Sports Authority announced in May that it would close all 460 of its stores across the country.

In 2015, Burlington opened a 55,000-square-foot store on Okeechobee Boulevard just west of Interstate 95. That store also opened in space that once housed a Sports Authority.

Burlington also has stores in Royal Palm Beach and Boynton Beach.