American Girl to open store in Palo Alto
The American Girl store will open Nov. 16 at Stanford Shopping Center, becoming the first retail location in Northern California dedicated to the well-known line of character dolls and books embodying various periods in U.S. history.
The two-level, 15,000-square-foot store in Palo Alto will be one of 16 American Girl retail sites in the country. The store will include not only the full collection of dolls but also a restaurant, doll hair salon, doll T-shirt design shop and space to host birthday parties
Petco store to debut next month in Dublin
A new pet store will join the neighborhood on Tassajara Road in Dublin next month, with a grand opening slated for 9 a.m. Nov. 2.
A scaled-down version of the national retail chain, Unleashed by Petco, sells organic and raw pet food, dog grooming and bath services, training classes and vaccinations. The store will also host regular pet adoption events for animals in Dublin-area shelters.
The store at 4460-A Tassajara Road will be the ninth Unleashed by Petco in the Bay Area.
CVS opens 7 walk-in clinics in Bay Area
National drugstore chain CVS has opened its first walk-in medical clinics in the Bay Area, beginning with seven locations in San Jose and the Peninsula.
MinuteClinics, the walk-in clinics housed inside CVS stores, are now open in San Jose, Foster City and Sunnyvale. Clinics are staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants and are open seven days a week and customers don't need an appointment.
Four clinics will open in November in Burlingame, Campbell, Mountain View and Santa Clara.
Macy's Bayfair spruced up for Black Friday rush
Macy's Bayfair store has completed renovations in advance of the Black Friday shopping madness. The department store on East 14th Street in San Leandro has added 6,000 square feet for more merchandise and about a dozen new brands of dresses, jeans, watches and sports merchandise.
The sprucing up comes as Macy's prepares for Black Friday sales. For the first time in its 155-year history, most Macy's will open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and stay open around the clock through Black Friday.
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