Summer is almost here and so is the arrival of several new additions to the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.
Buffalo Wild Wings will open its doors in June to offer the community a sports bar atmosphere where customers can enjoy wings, specialty sauces and brews. Buffalo Wild Wings began in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio and has since expanded to over 750 locations within the United States. The restaurant aims to bring customers “a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multimedia system for watching their favorite sporting events.”
“We also run a lot of internal programs,” explained Regional Marketing Manager Jon Gotreau, noting the restaurant’s partnership with local Boys and Girls Clubs as well as affiliates across the country.
Buffalo Wild Wings also has several sports league programs in place which allows organizations to fundraise through the restaurant.
Situated between Buffalo Wild Wings and Dick’s Sporting Goods is Sports Clips, which just finished construction on May 1. Sports Clips is a hair care salon franchise that caters to sports enthusiasts with televisions and sports décor. With a grand opening slated for May 19, the Turlock location will be the newest of the 1,335 Sports Clips nationwide.
High definition televisions that showcase the latest sports games are the norm at Sports Clips, which is a hair cutting environment tailored to men, said owner Matt Kneeland. With televisions at each cutting chair, clients have the opportunity to choose from various haircuts such as the “Varsity” or the “MVP” which includes a hot towel facial, scalp massage and neck and shoulders massage.
“It’s like a mini spa experience. It’s really what sets us apart from other hair salons,” said Kneeland.
First time clients of Sports Clips will automatically have their Varsity haircut upgraded to the MVP.
A new health store, Total Nutrition, will also be opening in early June to offer locals various protein powders, supplements and more. While Total Nutrition sells house brand, Nutricore, as well as a range of smaller brands, employees don’t work off commission so they are not charged with pushing particular brands said Manager Steven Vasquez.
“We make our recommendations based on the customers’ goals,” he said. “Gender and age is also very important.”
So who is the ideal client?
“Everyone on planet earth,” said Vasquez.
This is because everyone can benefit from not only eating well, but learning which supplements can best augment your dietary needs, he said.
“The goal is to get healthier and there is a lot of food out there that is not as good for you as people think,” explained Vasquez.
As part of Total Nutrition’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle, complimentary meal plans are offered to all people who enter their store regardless if they walk away with product.
“Even if you don’t buy something, you can have an idea of what you should be eating. It’s like a template,” said Vasquez.
Deli Delicious, a sandwich shop that focuses on fresh produce and ingredients, is also set to open in early July.
“Everything is always cut fresh,” said General Manager and partner Russell Clark for the Turlock location. “There is at least six or seven hours that goes into preparation for your sandwich.”
The French fries are also noteworthy said Clark as Deli Delicious offers various types such as beer-battered, shoestring or sweet potato fries.
There are between 12 and 15 jobs available at Deli Delicious for food preparation and cash register positions along with morning and closing shifts as the shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
While Sports Clips has completed its hiring cycle, positions are listed on Craiglist for jobs at Deli Delicious and Buffalo Wild Wings. Total Nutrition will also be adding roughly four jobs to the economy closer to their opening date said Vasquez.