Two new businesses are coming to the popular CT shopping center

This year, two new businesses will be coming to a popular outdoor shopping center in Connecticut.

According to the companies, VIO Med Spa and Warby Parker have been announced as the newest additions to The Shops at Farmington Valley in Canton.

VIO Med Spa, a medical and aesthetic spa, will make its Connecticut debut at The Shops. VIO Med Spa offers “advanced technologies and therapies,” including IV therapy, hair growth therapies, laser hair removal, RF microneedling, various light therapies and multiple skin and other offerings, according to its website.

The company has 42 locations across 15 states, and will open 20 additional locations nationwide by the end of the year. VIO Med Spa also has locations in nearby New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Eyewear retailer Warby Parker will also open its first location in Farmington Valley. According to a statement, the location will carry the brand’s range of optical and sunglasses, daily lenses, third-party contact lenses and accessories. The location also offers in-store eye exams.

Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with the goal of “inspiring and impacting the world with vision,” according to its website. The company is headquartered in New York City and has more than 250 stores in the US and Canada. Warby Parker also has locations in Darien, Greenwich, Norwalk, The Shops at Yale in New Haven and at Westfarms Mall in Farmington.

“We are excited to welcome Warby Parker and VIO Med Spa as the newest additions coming to The Shops at Farmington Valley later this year,” said Elizabeth Ackerman, general manager of The Shops at Farmington Valley.

The exterior of the new Mercato Italian Kitchen & Bar at Farmington Valley Shops.
The exterior of Shops at Farmington Valley.

“Each of these new companies are incredible brands that embody a commitment to the evolving needs and interests of the community. We look forward to welcoming these exciting new additions and continuing to provide our guests with an exceptional shopping experience.”

The announcement from two news companies comes after Sweetgreen, a mission-driven restaurant specializing in healthy food options, signed a lease last month to open a new location at The Shops.

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