New stores hitting Brandon mall: Wigs, grilled cheese and lingerie

From a new brew pub to a jeweler that accepts bitcoin, here is what’s being added to the shopping center.
Ardene opened at the Westfield Brandon mall in 2022.
Ardene opened at the Westfield Brandon mall in 2022. [ Courtesy of Westfield Brandon ]
Published June 30, 2022|Updated July 1, 2022

Westfield Brandon is welcoming 10 new businesses this year, according to a statement from the mall Wednesday.

The first five stores and restaurants have already opened during the first half of 2022, and the next five are expected to debut over the summer. In addition to the openings, casual apparel store Tilly’s and Crocs have remodeled and expanded, the statement said.

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“The addition of so many national, regional and local favorites demonstrate how Westfield Brandon is a premier shopping center that offers brands and experiences our customers crave,” Dawn Arvidson, Westfield Brandon’s marketing director, said in a statement.

From grilled cheese to wig shops, here’s what coming to the mall off of Interstate 75 in one of the fastest-growing suburbs in the Tampa Bay area.

Aerial view of Westfield Brandon mall.
Aerial view of Westfield Brandon mall. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]


Ardene: A boutique with accessories, jewelry, shoes and clothing from comfy basics and new trends. Fresh selections are added weekly. It’s located near the Books-A-Million store.

Intimissimi Italian Lingerie: An Italian lingerie, underwear and pajama shop. It can be found near M.A.C. Cosmetics.

Planet Grilled Cheese: Like the name suggests, a dining option with a range of grilled cheese sandwiches that can be filled with mac and cheese, fried mozzarella sticks or somewhat healthier options like tomato, feta and baby spinach. It reopened in the food court after being temporarily closed.

Reeds Jewelers: A jewelry company with engagement rings, wedding bands, watches and supplies for popular brands like Pandora and Rolex. The jewelry shop accepts payment in bitcoin in all of its stores, according to its website. It’s located by the center court.

The Wig Factory: This store offers human-hair wigs, hair bundles and extensions. It also includes hair care products, accessories and makeup. Find it near Macy’s.

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HeyTea: This cafe has a menu specializing in boba tea drinks. It will be located by the food court and is set to open in July.

Clasico Italian Chophouse: This will be a contemporary Italian restaurant offering a “big city dining” experience. It will open in the restaurant courtyard in August.

Chapter 11 Brew Pub: Also opening in the restaurant courtyard, this brew pub and smokehouse will have beer, barbecue and games. Its opening is set for August.

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Garage: A clothing store with trendy outfits and accessories specifically for young women. The opening is planned for August and will be near the center court.

Lovisa: This jewelry brand specializes in trendy jewelry and accessories at affordable prices. It’s set to open in October by the Journeys Kidz store.