The Buzz: Cheat sheet to current ins and outs in Fox Cities – Appleton Post Crescent
Published 12:13 PM EDT Jun 24, 2019
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Here’s a quick review of some current and upcoming changes in the Fox Cities’ consumer business scene with links to past stories giving more detail.
Locals just opened
•Christianos Pizza, 2400 S. Kensington Drive, Appleton
More: The Buzz: Christianos Pizza opens in Appleton
•Fika Tea Bar, 207 W. College Ave., Appleton
More: The Buzz: Tea bar sets opening date in downtown Appleton
•Joe’s Texas BBQ, N378 Military Road, Sherwood. See story at right.
More: The Buzz: Joe’s Texas BBQ opens second location in Sherwood
•Savor Food & Spirits, 700 Schelfhout Lane, Kimberly
More: The Buzz: Savor Food and Spirits opens in Kimberly
National names on the way
•Blaze Pizza, 110 N. Fox River Drive, Grand Chute. Construction not yet started. October opening.
More: The Buzz: Blaze Pizza coming to Fox River Mall area
•Chick-fil-A , 3775 W. College Ave., Grand Chute. “Construction is under way with a projected late summer opening,” said spokesman Bernard Hendrix.
More: The Buzz: Parma building demolition nears to prep Chick-fil-A site
•Dunkin’, 1490 Oneida St., Menasha. Donut and coffee shop signed lease for building under construction. See story at right.
More: The Buzz: Guess who’s coming to Oneida Street?
•H&M, Fox River Mall, Grand Chute. Aiming to open this fall between Target and former Sears.
More: The Buzz: H&M to open in Fox River Mall
•P.F. Chang’s, 1190 N. Casaloma Drive, Grand Chute. Opening today at 5 p.m.
More: The Buzz: Sneak peek inside P.F. Chang’s opening Monday in Grand Chute
•Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen, under construction at 2800 W. College Ave., Appleton. Fast food chicken eatery aims for mid-August opening.
More: The Buzz: What’s under construction by Taco Bell?
More: The Buzz: A bunch of reader questions, including one on Popeyes
•Starbucks, 1680 Appleton Road, Menasha, at site of demolished restaurant building Shopko Plaza outlot. Starbucks will open in the fall.
More: The Buzz: Parma demo, coming Chick-fil-A, part of week in review
•Vans, Fox River Mall, Grand Chute. Under construction on main corridor. No opening date given.
More: The Buzz: A few closures, a move and new Fox River Mall store
Locals on the way
•El Sabor, 2190 S. Memorial Drive, Appleton. Mexican restaurant taking place of Mi Casa in July.
More: The Buzz: Mi Casa to become El Sabor
•Pawffee Shop, 1700 block of N. Casaloma Drive, Grand Chute. Fox Cities’ first cat cafe aims for July, but exact opening date depends on construction.
More: The Buzz: Cat cafe signs lease in Grand Chute
•Wildfire Coffeehouse, 340 E. Ann St., Kaukauna. August opening.
More: The Buzz: Kaukauna to get more caffeine
•Darboy Club, N9695 County Rd N, Harrison. Closing Sunday after 57 years in business.
More: Darboy Club, a local landmark and banquet institution, sunk by competition, says owner
•Monarch Gardens, 2311 W. Spencer St., Grand Chute. Closing Sunday after 55 years in business as Monarch Gardens and Country Aire.
More: The Buzz: Monarch Gardens banquet hall to close after more than half century in business
Note to brides and grooms with canceled receptions at above sites: On Tuesday, see my list of banquet halls that have available summer and fall dates.
•The last Shopko stores closed Sunday, including the Appleton store on Northland Avenue. According to its manager, it had been the No. 1 volume store in the chain.
Shopko’s last day: Sadness, empty shelves as Wisconsin retailer shuts down for good
Contact Maureen Wallenfang at 920-993-7116 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @wallenfang.
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