CITRUS PARK — A Vietnamese eatery, a renowned cosmetology school and a highly sought after clothing retailer are among the new and anticipated arrivals at Westfield Citrus Park mall.
Pholicious, which recently opened in the mall's food court, specializes in pho, a savory Vietnamese rice noodle soup known for its flavorful broth and wholesome ingredients. Also on the menu are freshly made spring rolls, Vietnamese sandwiches and bubble tea smoothies in a variety of flavors.
Hallmark fans will once again have a place to shop for all of their greeting card and gift-giving needs when Amy's Hallmark opens later this month.
Paul Mitchell the School Tampa will soon pack up its current location at 14210 N Nebraska Ave. and relocate to the mall. The new 11,278-square-foot facility is scheduled to open in the Macy's wing about Nov. 1. The school will offer hands-on education in areas like manicuring and hair design. Mall patrons will be able to take advantage of salon services from students under the supervision of an instructor.
Next door, A'GACI & O'Shoes is scheduled to open a bit later in November. The 12,121-square-foot store will feature clothing and shoes with a fun, youthful vibe. This will be the seventh Florida location for the brand out of San Antonio, Texas.
Finally, Swedish clothing company H&M is expected to open a 19,423-square-foot store in the Dillard's wing by Dec. 1. H&M, short for Hennes & Mauritz, has stores in 53 countries. Known for its "fast fashion" clothing for shoppers of all ages, the company is ranked as the second-largest global clothing retailer.
Westfield Citrus Park Mall is located at 8021 Citrus Park Town Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Keep tabs on all of the store openings by following them on Facebook: Westfield Citrus Park.
Elemental Couture brings chic clothing
Linda Morales recently launched her own retail brand with the opening of chic clothing boutique Elemental Couture in Temple Terrace.
Morales has had an interest in fashion for as long as she can remember. When she found herself becoming increasingly frustrated with the shopping selection near her Temple Terrace home, she took matters into her own hands. Morales opened Elemental Couture with the mission to provide "trendy clothes for trendy people."
The store caters primarily to women, with a small selection of clothing for men. From edgy lace party dresses to bold patterned leggings, Morales stays on top of the trends to keep her inventory current.
"I'm always on the lookout for promising designers," she said.
Elemental Couture is located at 10930 N 56th Street in the Temple Terrace Village Plaza. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. Find it on Facebook: Elemental Couture Clothing Store, Inc.
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