May 08, 2015 // Franchising.com // CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Street Corner has opened its third Florida store, in Coral Square, to cater to the needs of mall shoppers and employees. The new, 371-square-foot store officially opened on May 6, 2015.
Street Corner, which exploits small and underused spaces in shopping malls, universities and other environments, sells many of the items not usually found in the mall – everything from cough drops to aspirin to bags of chips – all the things needed to sustain shoppers on an outing, or help mall workers get through their shifts.
“Mall employees are virtually a captive audience, so the goal is to bring them the convenience of a street-side shop without the need to leave the premises, while serving the needs of mall goers too,” said Silvia D. Avallone of Sunrise, Florida, who co-owns the franchise with her husband Marco Avallone.
In addition to chips, candy and bottled drinks, the Coral Square store sells a variety of sundry items and over-the-counter remedies, as well as lottery tickets. It will also carry items catering to local tastes, including citrus drinks and guava-based treats.
Located near the mall’s food court, the Coral Square store is the 48th in the Street Corner chain and the third in Florida. The company, based in Topeka, Kansas, has franchisee-owned stores or kiosks in 19 states. Seventy-three percent of Street Corner stores are minority-owned, and the company has repeatedly been named by USA Today as a top franchise for minorities.
Street Corner’s other stores in Florida are in Orlando and Tampa. For more information on Street Corner, visit www.streetcorner.com or call 785-272-8529.
SOURCE Street Corner