Sam’s Club wants to bring out your inner superhero as it opens a store relocated from south Fort Worth Thursday at 600 N. Burleson Blvd.
A ceremony was scheduled for 8 a.m., to be attended by Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter, Burleson Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and the Burleson Fire Department, which will post the colors.
Retired Dallas Cowboy player Charles Haley will sign autographs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Arlington-based Jim and Lor’s Candy Store will be on-site to sell their candied caramel apples. And free health screenings will be done for Sam’s Club members and the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The store will also feature a Marvel 3D printer, which will allow shoppers to get a 3D face scan and cast themselves as a Marvel superhero during the first few days of the grand opening. They can take home a personalized 3D printed action figure.
“We’ve taken great care to make sure our members will find the club full of exciting merchandise at an amazing value,” said the store’s manager, David Perraut.
The 136,000-square-foot store was previously located at 2440 SE Loop 820 in Fort Worth.
Sam’s Club will be donating $10,000 divided among eight local charities as part of the ceremony.
Closeout sales continue at Coldwater Creek
Going-out-of-business sales continue at Coldwater Creek, the women’s clothing retailer which filed for bankruptcy in April and announced plans to close its stores and liquidate inventory.
At its Southlake Town Square store, a big yellow sign announcing “STORE CLOSING” hangs from the building’s side, and merchandise has been marked down 60 to 80 percent. Store personnel say that closeout sales are likely to continue for several more weeks.
The Idaho-based retailer decided to liquidate after it was unable to find a buyer. Launched as a catalog operation, Coldwater Creek grew to operate more than 300 locations nationwide. But like many retailers, it had struggled under a big debt load since the recession and the sluggish economic recovery.
In addition to the Southlake location, Coldwater Creek has Tarrant County stores at the Arlington Highlands shopping center and University Park Village in Fort Worth. On the east side of the Metroplex, stores are located at NorthPark Center in Dallas, Stonebriar in Frisco, the Shops at Highland Village, Preston Park Village in Plano and Firewheel Town Center in Garland.
Pluckers Wing Bar opening at Alliance Town Center
Yet another chain is entering the market’s over-stored restaurant scramble.
Austin-based Pluckers Wing Bar is opening its first Fort Worth location on July 17 at Alliance Town Center, off I-35 at Heritage Trace Parkway, with the latest audio-visual equipment featuring separate “listening zones” utilizing 64 HD televisions and two 110-inch LED wall TVs. There’s also patio dining with fried Twinkies on the menu.
As of this week, they were still hiring. In all, the wing bar will employ 150, shift leaders earning $13 to $16 an hour, assistant managers $40,000 to $70,000 a year, and general managers as much as $110,000. With the new store, the 19-year-old chain will have 17 locations, including Grapevine and Arlington.
Sandra Baker, 817-390-7727