Trail Hut buys and sells used backpacks, hiking boots, clothing, tents and cookware, and does repairs.
The online used-car retailer is moving forward with a $25 million vehicle inspection and processing center in Chester as its car vending machine goes up in Richmond.
“It’s really a niche product, but then along comes COVID, and everybody’s in masks,” said Donna Spurrier, who developed the glasses after a shower mishap.
The retailer’s space at VCC was acquired by Rebkee and Shamin Hotels in January for $3 million. The 97,000-square-foot building sits on roughly 7 acres.
The Belgian company plans to close or sell all 128 of its North America stores by the end of March due to the drop in foot traffic during the pandemic.
The Pit and The Peel will join two office tenants in the mixed-use project rising on the site of the old school property at 5800 Patterson Ave.
The furniture store will stay open in the space for at least the time being but the owners are mulling retirement.
D’Haiti Wellness, which has operated online since 2019, plans to open a retail location in the West End shopping center in April.
The retailer took 19,000 square feet at 11732 W. Broad St. In other Short Pump news, burger chain Five Guys plans to open a restaurant at 12300 W. Broad St.
“It’s a bit of a Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods of lumber,” Sawmill Surplus co-founder Dante Diorio said.