New stores coming to Crabtree Valley Mall

The new stores opening include The Art of Shaving, Aerosoles, The Body Shop, Tinderbox and Cinnabon with Michael Kors coming at the end of April.

FROM STAFF REPORTSJanuary 17, 2013 

Some new stores are coming to Raleigh’s Crabtree Valley Mall, and we’ve got some projected openings on a few others that we’ve told you about previously.

First what’s new:

• Raleigh is getting its first The Art of Shaving store. Don’t expect disposable razors here. This is luxury men’s grooming. How luxe? You can work up a lather with brushes that range from $55 to $250 (for one with badger bristles and an engraved silvertip handle). The chain, which opened in 1996, is now owned by Procter & Gamble. There are about 70 across the country, although the only other one in North Carolina is in Charlotte. The 960-square-foot store will be on the lower level in the former Aveda location. It’s opening in March.

•  Aerosoles, the shoe store, will open in April on the lower level in the former White House Black Market store which moved to a larger location in the mall last year.

•  The Body Shop is relocating and building a bigger – 800 square feet – store on the upper level near Belk. It opens in February.

•  Tinderbox is opening a new store near the Panera Bread mall entrance. Look for it in early spring.

•  Cinnabon is opening a kiosk in the food court in February.

Now for those updates:

Some updates on previously announced stores.

• The Michael Kors planned for the upper level will open at the end of April. But the opening date for Madewell isn’t firm yet. Sandra Geist, marketing director for the mall, says the store is still on target for spring. The women’s clothing store is taking up more than 3,000 square feet in the upper level.

•  Papyrus also has a spring opening date. The store will be on the lower level next to Lindt.

Several new stores will also be coming to Raleigh’s North Hills in the next few months.

Office Depot has signed a lease to occupy the 7,500-square-foot space next to Bank of America that previously was occupied by Total Wine & More. The new store, which is scheduled to open later this year, will replace the 30,000-square-foot Office Depot store on Falls of Neuse Road, said North Hills developer John Kane.

Kane has inked a deal to bring the Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy’s to North Hills. Kane Realty will build a stand alone restaurant for the Austin, TX-based chain on the east side of Six Forks Road. The restaurant, which is expected to open by the end of the year, will be adjacent to the new hotel now under construction. Kane said Chuy’s will anchor a new park planned for the area.

Top This Cafe has opened in Raleigh’s Atrium building at 2501 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. The cafe, which offers breakfast fare, burgers, sandwiches and salads, is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Haddock Collision Center Raleigh has completed a $1 million renovation and opened its 5th location in Wake County at 1319 Capital Blvd. in Raleigh. The store opened Jan. 2 and will employ 25 people. Haddock Collision and Haddock Auto Glass will jointly occupy the facility.

Interior designer Lee Tripi and furniture and lighting specialist Bob Drake, who owned the Metro showroom in Charlotte for 26 years, have opened Trig Modern in Raleigh. Located at 328 W. Jones St. in downtown, the store features both new and vintage modern home furnishings, a modern custom kitchen and bath showroom, modern lighting concepts and original art and objects. It also serves as a working studio and resource for Tripi’s design firm, Lee Tripi Interior Design.

Stone Theatres’ Park West 14 is celebrating a ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 25. Tours, free popcorn and other festivities are planned for the grand opening and all weekend long. Park West 14 is located in Park West at the corner of Highway 54 and Cary Parkway in Morrisville.

Rocky Top Hospitality will open its newest restaurant concept, Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar at 1080 Darrington Drive in Cary, on Tuesday. Seafood specialties include pistachio encrusted salmon, pink peppercorn and coriander crusted tuna, pan-seared crab cakes, oysters Rockefeller and a scallop and shrimp risotto.

H&R Block has opened a new retail tax office at 5605 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh. America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses has opened in Pleasant Valley Promenade on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.

Staff writers Amy Rue, Mary Cornatzer and David Bracken

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