Vans submitted a building plan to Grand Chute for a new store space on the Fox River Mall’s central corridor. The California-based company, owned by VF Corp., creates shoes, clothes and accessories for skateboarders, surfers, BMX riders and snowboarders.
Vans’ upcoming 3,429-square-foot store is slated for the current Foot Locker space.
Foot Locker’s future is unknown. A media spokeswoman did not return emails asking if the store is moving or closing.
In a March earnings call with investors, Foot Locker executives said they plan to close about 165 stores globally in 2019, but will spend $175 million to open 80 new stores and do 190 remodels or relocations.
Complete Nutrition closed at 123 N. Mall Drive in Grand Chute. The space is empty and now up for lease on the southern approach to the Fox River Mall. The shop sold supplements for weight management, sports nutrition and fitness. Local franchise owner Larry Riibe did not return a call asking for information. The Ashwaubenon Complete Nutrition store remains open.
The Crafty Wood Maker, a do-it-yourself sign shop that hosts parties and workshops, moved out of 207 W. College Ave. in downtown Appleton at the end of March. Owner Katherine Wood told her Facebook followers she’s in the process of making it a mobile business.
“We will bring The Crafty Wood Maker to you. Still figuring out a few things and we should be good to go starting in May,” she wrote.
Kingdom Kuts Kids Salon moved down the street into the former Iris Fine Yarns building, 132 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Appleton.
“The business is the same. It’s just a new bigger location that I now own,” said owner Jessica Netzel. She offers children’s haircuts, birthday parties for boys and girls and hosted princess parties.
Find more information on Facebook, at kingdomkutswi.com or by calling 920-574-4192
Tiny Tot Territory, a children’s hair salon, is closing May 18 inside Heads of Time, a salon in the Between the Locks building, 1004 S. Olde Oneida St. in Appleton. The salon will be renamed H.O.T. Color Studio.
“Within the last few years, our children’s business has decreased and color has grown,” said Lorraine Ebert, the salon’s owner for 40 years. “With color being so big, this is a great time to change our brand.”
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