Stater Bros. to close store, AT&T opens Apple-like store, $1 deal at Nekter – Orange County Register
Nékter Juice Bar: Later this summer, stores will introduce other seasonal flavors including Blue Vanilla, which is made with blue-green algae. An activated charcoal flavor is also coming. The latter is often found in cold-pressed juices as it a popular wellness treatment for absorbing toxins in the body. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)
Dumpling concept Paper Lantern plans to open by Tuesday, Sept. 26, to coincide with National Dumpling Day. The fast-casual restaurant is at Diamond Jamboree retail center in Irvine. (Courtesy Paper Lantern)
Paper Lantern menu features 5 types juicy steamed dumplings including black truffle, pork, vegetable, pork and prawn, and chicken. Xlb is a delicate dumpling filled with a protein (typically pork) and gelatinized stock made from pork and chicken bones. After steaming the dumplings, the flavorful and fatty gelatin melts creating a juicy burst with each bite. (Courtesy Paper Lantern)
A franchise of Starbucks, whose corporate logo is seen in this photo, is earmarked as a tenant for a proposed commercial building in the Canyon Hills section of Lake Elsinore.
Stater Bros. soon-to-open store in Riverside’s Mission Grove Plaza appears ready for business.
Paper Lantern will serve spicy wontons in addition to soup dumplings. (Courtesy Paper Lantern)
Paper Lantern said the store will give away a free order of dumplings to the first 25 customers in line on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The restaurant is opening at Diamond Jamboree in Irvine. (Courtesy Paper Lantern)
Nkter Juice Bar co-founders Steve and Alexis Schulze pose for a portrait with some of their cold pressed juices at the company’s offices on Friday, February 17, 2017 in Santa Ana, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)
AT&T opens concept store
A new AT&T concept store in Newport Beach is looking to broaden its reach with more modern entertainment merchandise such as virtual reality and streaming devices.
The store, at 4225 MacArthur Blvd., opened in August. It is one of 45 new high-concept stores to open in 2017. The company said more stores are coming to Orange County by the end of the year.
Melissa Bahoora, director of sales for the Greater Los Angeles Area, said the reimagined stores focus on entertainment. They are set up with round tables and couches. There are no cash registers; instead, employees use iPads to process orders.
Phones are on center tables instead of the walls, making the store reminiscent of an Apple Store….