Another popular national retailer is scheduled to bring its first store to the Queen City this week.
West Elm, the Williams-Sonoma home furnishings store similar to IKEA, is set to open 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Metropolitan development at Kings Drive and Baxter Street.
West Elm describes its products as having a modern design with strong global and natural influence. The goal is to make modern design “warm and inviting,” company officials say.
NoDa gift shop Canvas Monkey, 3306 N. Davidson St., is closing Friday after more than a year in business.
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The store owners recently sent an e-mail blast to customers, saying they needed to make an unexpected move to Knoxville, Tenn., and had been unable to find anyone to take over the shop.
“We opened the shop in July of 2007 to give local N.C. and S.C. artists a new venue and bring something new to the neighborhood,” the notice said. “The support has been great. … We will greatly miss the shop, the neighborhood and all of our friends.” Details: 704-335-1536.
South End hair salon T. Reid and Co., 429 East Blvd., is holding a “Pink Hair for Hope” campaign throughout this month.
The salon is giving pink hair extensions to people who make a $10 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Several shades of pink are available, and the donation includes the application and removal of one pink strand. Salon owner Tonya Reid said each $10 donation will go in its entirety to the foundation. Details: 704-377-1511.
Local Marshalls stores are also running a donation drive this month.
For every pair of shoes a customer purchases, Marshalls will donate $1 to Safe Horizon, a national victim assistance organization. A maximum of $150,000 will be donated.
Malls are already beginning to gear up for Halloween, and SouthPark announced it would host a Halloween bash for kids in the Macy's wing. Activities are expected to include pumpkin decorating at California Pizza Kitchen, treat bags from Geox, face painting at Club Libby Lou and Sephora, costume contests hosted by Club Libby Lou and Gymboree, as well as other activities with Monkey Joe's and Pottery Barn Kids.