Retail

After 20 years, Clovis ACE Hardware closes doors

Clovis ACE Hardware closed on Monday after 20 years in business.After serving local customers for more than 20 years, Clovis ACE Hardware shuttered its doors just months after the opening of a Wal-Mart supercenter across the street.

Grocery Outlet opening in Oakhurst

Oakhurst residents will get a look at their new supermarket when Grocery Outlet Bargain Market opens Sept. 25.

Kerman businesses note concerns from Wal-Mart's debut

Emilio Baca is manager of Kerman's new Wal-Mart supercenter, which opened last month.Since opening its latest supercenter last month, international retail giant Wal-Mart has the Kerman business community on its toes and concerned about the future.

Burlington Coat Factory opens in Clovis Oct. 11

The newest Burlington Coat Factory store will open to Clovis residents on Oct. 11 in the Village Shopping Center.

Wal-Mart to open latest market Wednesday

Wal-Mart's new Clovis location will follow the retailer's neighborhood market format.Wal-Mart will cut the ribbon on the Valley’s latest neighborhood market, which will employ about 95 workers, with the grand opening of its Clovis store on Wednesday morning.

Robinson's Flooring to open new Fresno location

Mike Robinson (left) plans to open his fourth Robinson's Flooring location on Oct. 1. Steve Richardson (right) manages Robinson's current location in River Park.Robison’s Flooring is opening its fourth location on Oct. 1 as part of an expansion to a larger base of customers.

Some Fresh & Easy stores to close from sale

Fresh & Easy has been sold, and some stores will be closing.(AP) — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by sales, has agreed to sell 150 of its lossmaking Fresh & Easy stores in the United States to a U.S. investment firm.

New owners to reopen The Downtown Club in Fresno

The new owners of The Downtown Club in Fresno plan to keep the name and open for lunch by Oct. 1.The new owner of The Downtown Club in Fresno aims to reopen the shuttered eatery in the fall under the same name.

Madera mobile boutique opens brick-and-mortar spot

While Stacy Newell awaits changes to the City of Madera's mobile vendor code to allow for her mobile boutique, she has opened a storefront there.While waiting for the City of Madera to change its mobile vendor code to allow her mobile boutique, Stacy Dewall has opened a small brick-and-mortar shop for her Eye Candy Fashion Boutique, allowing her to operate in her hometown.

River Park going red for Bulldog football

In anticipation of the 2013 Fresno State football season, the River Park Shopping Center in Fresno will be giving out prizes and offering special deals to Bulldog fans wearing red on designated Red Fridays.