Wed. Feb 1st, 2023

Since final month, The Mall at Greece Ridge has gained 5 new companies and misplaced a longtime restaurant that had a big place within the procuring middle’s historical past.

Journeys Kidz, which sells footwear by Vans, Converse, UGG and different fashionable manufacturers for infants to preteens at 230 shops nationwide, is working in an area between JCPenney and Macy’s, mall proprietor Wilmorite introduced Jan. 13.

A Journeys retailer a couple of doorways down sells footwear and equipment for youngsters.

The launch of Journeys Kidz on the mall follows 4 different openings:

Roc Metropolis Solez, which sells upcycled footwear and attire by Traditional Drip, close to entrance No. 9 (the place consumers can also entry Ulta Magnificence and Aeropostale).Restocked, which makes a speciality of upcycled retro footwear, on the No. 6 entrance (close to Roc N Dealz).Hair salon Studio XVII, additionally on the No. 6 entrance.Actuality’s Edge Tattoo, on the No. 5 entrance (and reverse Sogo Sushi & Hibachi).

TGI Fridays closes

In the meantime, TGI Fridays, the primary construction in-built 1992 as a part of a $40 million venture to hyperlink Lengthy Ridge and Greece Towne malls and create 1.7 million-square-foot The Mall at Greece Ridge, has closed.

The restaurant, which was on the No. 8 entrance, shut down Dec. 20, in keeping with an indication on the door. The corporate didn’t instantly reply to an electronic mail asking in regards to the closing.

A Wilmorite spokesperson mentioned a brand new restaurant is being looked for the 5,000-square-foot area.

Fridays entered the Rochester market in 1978 at 125 White Spruce Blvd. in Brighton, and that location stays open.

The primary TGI Fridays opened in 1965 on Manhattan’s Higher East Facet and is credited with inventing the singles bar. Progress and growth led to its rebranding as a household eating institution with an in depth menu of informal American delicacies.

Since 2008, practically half of greater than 600 Fridays eating places nationwide have closed because of the Nice Recession, the rise of fast-casual eateries (akin to Panera Bread and Chipotle), and the coronavirus pandemic, Insider Enterprise reported.

Movie show to shut

The mall is going through the lack of one other tenant within the coming weeks. The 12-screen Regal Greece Ridge is on an inventory of theaters slated to shut as a part of its father or mother firm’s Chapter 11 chapter restructuring.

In newly filed courtroom papers, U.Ok-based Cineworld Group states that on Feb.15, it would finish leases for 39 underperforming theaters nationwide, together with Regal Greece Ridge, as a part of a plan to save lots of $22 million yearly.

Wilmorite just isn’t commenting, as an alternative referring questions in regards to the theater’s closing to Regal Cinemas, which is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and stays the second-largest movie show chain in the US behind AMC Theaters.

Reporter Marcia Greenwood covers normal assignments. Ship story tricks to [email protected] Observe her on Twitter @MarciaGreenwood.

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