This new store just opened in the Wellington mall

Natural Kerr, a beauty company offering a variety of hair and skin care products made with natural ingredients, has opened its first retail location at the Mall at Wellington Green.

The store is located next to Dillard’s on the malls upper level. Until the store’s opening, Natural Kerr’s product line had only been available on Amazon and its own website.

Last minute Christmas shoppers walk through the Mall at Wellington Green Saturday afternoon, Dec 21, 2013 in Wellington. (Bill Ingram/Palm Beach Post)

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The company said its ingredients include butters, cacao extract, botanical oils and silk amino acids.

“Natural Kerr resulted from my daily struggle dealing with split ends and stagnant hair growth, breakage, and frizz,” said founder Judith Cruz-Burnstine. “I was determined to find natural alternatives to damaging silicone derived conditioners, keratins that use formaldehyde and lye containing relaxers and turned to the Dominican homemade beauty recipes I grew up with. Who would have thought that going back to my cultural roots would not only solve my own unruly hair problems but would be the inspiration for a line of hair and skin products that can work for everyone.”

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Natural Kerr open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Wellington mall launches indoor farmer’s market

The Mall at Wellington Green will host an indoor farmer’s market during the warm summer months, officials announced Tuesday. 

The “Live 360° Indoor Farmer’s Market” kicks off on Saturday (June 10) and will feature freshly baked breads, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey, specialty dips, and gluten-free items. There will also be musical performances and demonstrations by local artists.

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The farmer’s market will be held the second Saturday and Sunday of every month through October in the City Furniture Court.

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Market hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

 

 

Will J.C. Penney stores close Palm Beach County stores?

The quick answer: No.

The retail chain will close only two stores in Florida. They are the locations at the Jacksonville Regional Shopping Center and Palatka Mall.

J.C. Penney’s two Palm Beach County stores, at Wellington Green and Boynton Beach Mall, will remain open.

Shoppers wait in line for the 3pm opening specials outside JC Penney at the Mall at Wellington Green on November 24, 2016. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Overall, J.C. Penney will shutter 138 stores across the country — almost a quarter of the total in just in four states. Nine will close in Texas, eight in Minnesota and seven each in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Store close-out sales, the company said, will start in April and the stores will be closed by the middle of June. After that, J.C. Penney will still list about 900 stores.

In addition to J.C. Penney, RadioShack, Hhgregg, Macy’s, BCBG Maxazria and American Apparel have all announced closures in recent weeks.

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American Apparel is closings its stores across the country, and the sales are already underway in Palm Beach County.

The American Apparel store at the Mall at Wellington Green on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Photo by Staff writer Matt Morgan
The American Apparel store at the Mall at Wellington Green on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Photo by Staff writer Matt Morgan

At the company’s store in The Mall at Wellington Green, signs on Monday advertised store-wide discounts of 40 percent.

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The fashion brand, which includes clothing for women, men and children, filed for bankruptcy in November.

Glidan Activewear, a Canadian firm, announced this month that has completed the acquisition of the American Apparel brand and certain assets after winning a bankruptcy court auction.

The remaining stores are expected to close by April, according to the Los Angeles Times.

American Apparel also has a location at the Town Center in Boca Raton.

Wellington mall working to find retailer to fill Williams-Sonoma space

A spokeswoman for the Mall at Wellington Green said the shopping hub is searching for a new tenant to fill the space set to be vacated next month when Williams-Sonoma closes its doors. Wellington mall

“Our leasing team is actively pursuing another retailer for this location and we will announce it when details are confirmed,” said Rachelle Crain, a spokeswoman for the mall.

Williams-Sonoma, a specialty home goods retailer selling high-end cookware, food items and kitchen products, emailed local patrons this month altering them that the Wellington store would be closing. The store is tentatively set to close on Jan. 16, an employee who answered the phone said Monday.

The company also has locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton.

The Wellington store is one of two William-Sonoma locations set to close next month. The company’s store at the Mall of America in Minnesota will also close on Jan. 16, according to The Pioneer Press.

 

 

 

Mall Santas: Where to find the best (and cheapest) photos

Santa has landed at all of Palm Beach County’s major shopping malls.

To mark his arrival, we’ve complied a list of hours and prices for photo packages with the jolly old elf.

The Boynton Beach Mall

Santa will pose for photos through Christmas Eve. Santa leaves promptly at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Photo credit: The Boynton Beach Mall
Photo credit: The Boynton Beach Mall

Holiday hours vary by date. Click HERE for a complete list of Santa hours.

Prices on photo packages range from $24.99 to $49.99.

The cheapest package ($24.99) includes one of the following:

One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5; and 2 wallets

or

One 5 x 7 and four wallets

The most expensive (49.99) package includes for of the following

  • Four greeting cards
  • Two 5 x 7s
  • Two 3.5 x 5s and four wallets
  • One 5 x 7 and four wallets
  • One 5 x 7; one 3.5 x 5 and two wallets

The Gardens Mall

The mall unveiled Santa’s “Enchanted Garden photo set” this month. As part of the display, the mall’s grand court has been “dressed up in magical style with boughs of evergreen, decadent, treasure-filled trees, twinkling lights, snow-covered drifts, and festive adornments of red, green, gold and silver.”

Photos with Santa in the Enchanted Garden through Christmas Eve and are available during mall hours.

The mall has also brought back its annual “FastPass” for Santa photos, which allows families to skip the line by scheduling a time for their visit. The passes can be purchased on the mall’s website. For more information, click HERE.

Photo packages with Santa range from $27 to $48.

The cheapest photo package ($27) includes:

One 5 x 7
Two 4 x 6s
Two 3 x 5s

$10 card from Shutterfly

The most expensive package ($48) includes:

Four 5 x 7s
Four 4 x 6s
Four 3 x 5s
Eight wallets
Hi-Res Photos on Flash Drive
Digital Download

$20 card from Shutterfly

For information on other packages click HERE.

The Mall at Wellington Green

Abriana Camargo, (C), 3, of Greenacres, talks with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Mall at Wellington Green Nov 06, 2014, in Wellington. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the mall until December 24th. (Bill Ingram / Palm Beach Post)
Abriana Camargo, (C), 3, of Greenacres, talks with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Mall at Wellington Green Nov 06, 2014, in Wellington. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the mall until December 24th. (Bill Ingram / Palm Beach Post)

Santa will pose for photos next to the mall’s annual Ice Palace. Every child who visits Santa will receive a cookie plate gift and a special offer from Lion Country Safari to visit their park during the holidays.

The Ice Palace is open all mall hours with the exception of Christmas Eve, when the hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa takes short break to feed the reindeer from 12:15  p.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Sundays.

The 2016 Ice Palace at The Mall at Wellington Green is described as a “magical, interactive experience for the entire family. Featuring baby arctic animals, guest can make an icy hand print, compare their height to a polar bear, and enjoy a 360 degree visual display complete with snow fall inside a 30’ Ice Palace. The experience culminates with a visit with Santa.”

Prices for photo packages range from $23 to $48.

The cheapest package ($23) includes:

Two 4 x 6 photos

$20 Shutterfly promo card

The most expensive package ($48) includes:

Four 5 x 7s

Four 4 x 6s

Four 3 x 5

Eight wallets

Free digital download

$20 Shutterfly promo card.

Click HERE for details on other packages.

Palm Beach Outlets

Palm Beach Outlets is giving away FREE photos with Santa.

Each family will receive two 4×6 Santa photo prints and a high-res digital download of single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season.

Photo hours

Now through December 23, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday

Photo Hours on Christmas Eve
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Town Center at Boca Raton

Photo credit: Town Center at Boca Raton
Photo credit: Town Center at Boca Raton

The Town Center at Boca Raton Santa Experience offers keepsake photo packages starting at $24.99. This holiday season, guests can also choose a Hasbro toy or a $20 Shutterfly promo card gift with select Santa photo packages.

The mall also allows shoppers to make an appointment for photos with Santa. To schedule a photo, click HERE.

Photo hours

Now through December 3

Mondays – Fridays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sundays 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

December 4 through December 11

Mondays – Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fridays – Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sundays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

December 12 through December 18

Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

December 19 – December 23

Mondays – Fridays: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

 

Black Friday 2016: Kids eat FREE at this restaurant

TooJay’s Gourmet Deli & Restaurant is serving up FREE kid’s meals over the Black Friday weekend.

A Reuben sandwich at TooJay's in Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens on October 24, 2016.  (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)
A Reuben sandwich at TooJay’s in Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens on October 24, 2016. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Kids 12 and under will eat free with the purchase of one adult entrée.

The promotion starts Friday, November 25 and runs through Sunday, November 27.  Kids must over from the kid’s menu. The deal does not include beverages and cannot be combined with any other offers.

TooJay’s has locations in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington and West Palm Beach.

Halloween City opens at Palm Beach Outlets

The Halloween shopping season is in full swing, and pop up retailers are opening their doors across Palm Beach County offering a variety of costumes, decorations and other holiday items.

Photo by: Jeff Ostrowski/Staff writer
Photo by: Jeff Ostrowski/Staff writer

Halloween City has opened at Palm Beach Outlets on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach. The chain also has a location on Northlake Boulevard.

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Halloween City is located in the 300,000-square-foot Marketplace at the Outlets, which is on the western edge of the mall. The store is the former Sports Authority spot. Sports Authority, which ha 35,000 square feet at the Outlets, closed its doors this summer after filing for bankruptcy.

Meanwhile, two other seasonal Halloween retailers have also set up shop in Palm Beach County.

Photo by Jeff Ostrowski/Staff writer
Photo by Jeff Ostrowski/Staff writer

Spirit Halloween has five locations, including shops in West Palm Beach, Greenacres, Royal Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, and Boca Raton. A sixth location is opening soon in Delray Beach, according to the company’s website.

Halloween Express has two Palm Beach County locations – in the Mall at Wellington Green in Wellington and Downtown at The Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, according to the company’s website.

 

TooJay’s celebrates grand opening with gift card giveaway

TooJay’s will celebrate the grand opening of its new Wellington location on Tuesday, and the first 50 people in line will get a free gift card when the doors open.

Club sandwich
Club sandwich

The restaurant, located at 2605 S. State Road 7, opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The first 50 people in line will receive a $25 gift card and a free tumbler, the company said.

The restaurant recently relocated from the Mall at Wellington Green. It is now located in Wellington Green Commons, near Whole Foods.

TooJay’s has nearly 30 locations throughout central and south Florida.

Local mall offering deals to help raise money for Red Cross

The Mall at Wellington Green will be offering special promotions next week to help raise money for the Red Cross. Wellington mall

As part of the second annual “Giving Day,” select retailers at the mall will be offering special deals and discounts. The promotion runs from Thursday, April 21 through Sunday, April 24.

According to a news release from the mall: Customers, shoppers and neighbors who visit ShopWellingtonGreen.com and donate to American Red Cross will receive an email donation receipt. The receipt can be used at participating retailers to receive special offers.

These are the discounts available, according to the mall’s website:

  • Auntie Anne’s Pretzels: Receive a free signature pretzel when you purchase Cheddar Stuffed Nuggets.
  • BC Surf and Sport: Buy one, get one 40% off all clothing.
  • Chick-fil-A: Free Chicken Sandwich with any medium side and medium beverage purchase. (Exclusion Applies: Not open on Sunday.)
  • Dillard’s: Receive a free 10 day foundation sample from Christian Dior, Estee Lauder, Lancome, or Clinique.
  • Eyes of Wellington: 20% off all in stock sunglasses and prescription eyeglass frames.
  • Great American Cookies: $5 off pan sized cookie cakes.
  • McDonalds: Free kid’s meal with any value meal purchase.
  • Oilicious: Receive $1 off any pure raw local honey (any size) purchase.
  • Perfect Oil: Free 1 oz. essential oil with the purchase of any Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser.
  • Things Remembered: 20% off your purchase of $20 or more. (Use code 4765.) (Exclusion Applies: Excludes clearance items.)
  • Yankee Candle: Free medium candle with any purchase of $25 or more. Spend $25 on any items and get any medium candle for free, including both jar and Pure Radiance collection items. (Exclusion Applies: Cannot be combined with any other specials, discounts, sales or coupons.)
  • Yogurbella: Receive 10% off.
  • 925 Gemz: Free tumbled stone with every $10 purchase