Clothing, groceries, restaurants and more provide a one-center shopping experience.
Don’t let the construction and a few closed stores fool you – The Trails Shopping Center is open for business.
From her office opposite Jos A. Bank, property manager Sheila Beaulieu watches the transformation taking place, and is excited about the future of the shopping center.
The landscaping is getting a fresh look, there are new pavers, and benches are being added for husbands to wait, or shoppers to relax.
“We are remodeling a section at a time,” Beaulieu said. “We are replacing the shingles with a Mediterranean Village look.”
New stores and restaurants are being added weekly as the shopping center undergoes its transformation.
Beaulieu said the goal is to have stores that provide exemplary customer service.
“An important part of shopping is the experience and you want top notch customer service,” she said. “A lot of the clothing stores have special events throughout the year.”
The center will include larger chain stores as well as single proprietor businesses, like the Aria Cucina Italiana fine dining restaurant.
In September “Spirit of Halloween,” a temporary Halloween store will be opening in the former CVS store location.
The fourth annual Trails of Treats will be on October 31. The first 100 children, 12 and younger, will be given a special gift, and guides to participating stores will be available.
Dairy Queen hosts a Classic Car & Truck Show from 4-7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month with part of the proceeds benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network. In December Santa and Mrs. Claus will be giving rides around the shopping center in Santa’s Sleigh.
“We like to consider it, a life-style center,” Beaulieu said.