Warby Parker, Yi Peng Restaurant, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Sapphire Smiles Dentistry will soon open in CityCentre while Freedom Supercars and lululemon, are expanding their presence.
Warby Parker, is an eyewear retailer that offers designer frames at affordable prices, while also leading the way for socially conscious businesses. With options to shop online, in-stores, and try on glasses at home or through Virtual Try-On, Warby Parker meets their customers wherever they are. Look for them this spring at a storefront on Town & Country Boulevard adjacent to J.Crew.
Founded in Columbus, OH by entrepreneur Jeni Britton Bauer, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams scooped the artisan ice cream movement well before it became a trend. Whole ingredients and dairy from grass-pastured cows create a uniquely smooth texture and buttercream body plus bright, inspired flavors – all without stabilizers and emulsifiers, synthetic flavorings, dyes or off-the-shelf mixes. Jeni’s is slated to open this summer in a pint-sized 888-square-foot space on the plaza between Free People and Yard House.
Sapphire Smiles Dental Specialists provides comprehensive dentistry needs, ranging from preventive care and restorative treatments to full cosmetic makeovers and is filling in a space at 12888 Queensbury Lane off the Beltway 8 access road. They specialize in dental implants, orthodontics and smile makeovers, Sapphire Smiles Dental Specialists is led by Dr. Glenwood Jordan, Top Invisalign Provider with 40+ years of experience, and a team of Dental Specialists. A spring debut is anticipated.
Opening this spring is Yi Peng, the newest Thai restaurant concept from the award-winning husband and wife culinary team of Jett and Jira Hurapan. Named after the annual sky lantern festival held to celebrate the full moon in Chiang Mai, Yi Peng will occupy a prime corner position on Sorella Court. The upscale casual eatery will offer continuous service daily from lunch through dinner. In addition to seating for 60 in the main dining room and bar, the restaurant will feature a chef’s table experience (by reservation) for eight, patio seating for 28 and a mezzanine-level private dining space with a capacity of 24. Showcasing fresh seasonal and exotic ingredients, the menu’s signatures will span from Chiang Mai grilled spicy sausage with aromatic herbs, roasted chili spices and lemongrass to Northern-Style braised curry beef short ribs with Thai spices and Chinese broccoli. Guests can pair their meal with premium wine, beer and craft cocktails like the Lemon-Ginger Lantern, incorporating Woodinville Bourbon, hibiscus, fresh ginger and mint, lemon and club soda. Cooking classes will also be available.
Freedom Supercars has nearly doubled its footprint, moving into a 6,563-square-foot space formerly occupied by Charming Charlie. The new venue allows exterior staging of a sampling of its coveted, exotic car collection, available through a tiered membership program.
Also expanding is premium athletic apparel retailer lululemon. While construction is currently underway to resize the existing boutique on Town & Country Blvd. adjacent to Life Time Athletic from 3,430 to 5,473 square feet, they have taken up temporary residence across and down the street between Madewell and Paper Source. The renovation is slated for completion this spring.