As the Bee’s retail reporter, it’s my mission to let you know about all the cool new stores opening, you know, so you can be the center of attention at the water cooler with your knowledge of what’s coming.
So here’s a collection of new and soon-to-open stores.
Heads up, horse lovers. Equestrian Dreamz has opened in Clovis. Much of the store is dedicated to die-hard riders and competitors, selling clothing for show jumping and tack like bridles. But there’s something for people who don’t ride too, including the collectible model horses and accessories by Breyer.
Read reporter Tim Sheehan’s Word on the Street item, and learn why it’s spelled with a z here.
Stella Laguna Beach is expanding its River Park store. The locally owned retailer will move across the way into the space Amenities used to be in, tripling its size. It’s scheduled to open Nov. 2. The space it’s leaving will eventually become a Khloe California, another clothing store owned by the same woman.
If things get a little rowdy in Visalia this weekend, it might be because the city is getting its first BevMo! store. The wine, beer and spirits store opens Friday in the former Mainland Skate & Surf building at Caldwell Avenue and Mooney Boulevard. Tastings for 25 cents happen all day .
Things have changed at Sports Authority stores in Fresno. The one next to Bed Bath & Beyond on Blackstone Avenue has closed. The other one nearly across the street in River Park has been remodeled, adding has a new fitness equipment area, redesigned footwear department and a new check-out area.