What’s new: Sephora at Kohl’s debuts this fall at 5 Inland stores; Fabletics opens at Victoria Gardens

The popular beauty chain Sephora is taking over the makeup offerings at Kohl’s department stores, debuting inside five Inland Empire locations this fall.

Mini-stores coming to the region include Kohl’s in Ontario (1051 N Milliken Ave.), Redlands (27540 Lugonia Ave.), Chino Spectrum Center (4093 Grand Ave.), Menifee (30252 Haun Road), Murrieta (24661 Madison Ave.)

Kohl’s has partnered with other retailers and fashion brands to draw more customers to its stores, which are known for discounted prices on clothing, housewares, shoes and accessories. Amazon has shops for its tech, and designers such as Vega Wang, Lauren Conrad and the Property Brothers from HGTV have launched fashion and decor lines in partnership with the retailer.

The retailer said it expects to have 850 Sephora stores within its walls by 2023. Several opened in August in the Los Angeles area.

Sephora at Kohl’s is debuting at two Orange County stores and five others in the Inland Empire. The chain is taking over makeup and other products for the department store. The beauty boutiques are expected to open this fall. Several others opened in August in the Los Angeles Area. (Courtesy of Kohl’s)

Fabletics opens at RC mall

The workout fashion brand co-founded by actress Kate Hudon has opened a store in Rancho Cucamonga.

Fabletics had its “soft opening” Sept. 2 and its official grand opening is Saturday, Sept. 11 at Town Square at Victoria Gardens shopping center.

The brand sells women’s and men’s apparel including leggings, shorts, tops, outerwear and accessories. A new lounge line recently debuted as well.

The workout fashion brand co-founded by actress Kate Hudon has opened a store in Rancho Cucamonga. Fabletics had its “soft opening” Sept. 2 and its official grand opening is Saturday, Sept. 11 at Town Square at Victoria Gardens shopping center. The store comes equipped with a tablet system in the fitting rooms where customers can try on the apparel and request changes using the mini-computer. Similar tablets are also sprinkled around the store so customers can shop for products online and have them shipped directly home. (Courtesy of Fabletics)

The store comes equipped with some fancy tech, including a tablet system in the fitting rooms where customers can try on the apparel and request changes using the mini-computer. Similar tablets are also sprinkled around the store so customers can shop for products online and have them shipped directly home.

The first 100 customers on Sept. 11 will get a free pair of women’s leggings or men’s shorts, and all customers will be able to shop the store at 50% off.

The Fabletics store is within Town Square and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Hiring at USPS

Hating the desk at home? Maybe it’s time to get outside and deliver the mail.

The U.S. Postal Service “feverishly” hiring ahead of the holiday season, a postal representative told the Southern California News Group.

To fill positions, the agency is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 to fill openings through the holidays and beyond at the Rancho Cucamonga Post Office.

Starting pay is about $18 hourly for a city carrier assistant or a processing support employee who works inside USPS buildings sorting and processing mail. USPS said these are “pre-career positions that can lead to long-term employment and career” with the mail service.

USPS said its staff would be on-site during the hiring fair to provide detailed information about the positions and answer questions.

Applicants must be 18 years of age and be able to pass drug screening and a criminal background investigation. You also must be available to work weekends and holidays.

Apartments in Hemet fetch $54.5 million

The 276-unit Devonshire apartment complex in Hemet has been sold to Newport Beach investors for $54.5 million or $197,463 per unit.

It was the first California purchase for Tailwind Investment Advisors out of Fashion Island in Orange County.

The property, which was built in the 1970s at 2770 W Devonshire Ave., is a two-story, walk-up garden-style community with garages.

The transaction was brokered by Jeff Rowerdink at Saltcreek Capital Advisors in Newport Beach. The seller declined to be identified.

Record sale for retail parcel in Barstow

A retail property that’s home to Raising Cane’s in Barstow has been sold to a Los Angeles investor for $5.49 million, according to SRS Real Estate Partners’ National Net Lease Group in Newport Beach.

The sale of the 3,288-square-foot land parcel at 2620 Fisher Blvd. was the highest price paid for a single-tenant, quick-service restaurant in the city, according to CoStar, a commercial real estate data firm.

The SRS team of Matthew Mousavi and Patrick Luther represented the seller, Starboard Realty Advisors. The buyer, an unidentified Los Angeles-based investor was in a 1031 exchange and represented by Pablo Rodriguez of Newmark.

Milestones

Terry Stapleton, vice president of operations for Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties, has been named a 2021 Woman of the Year by U.S. Rep. Lou Correa, a Democrat who represents the 46th District.

Stapleton will be honored next month at an awards ceremony for women whose work on the front lines and behind the scenes throughout the pandemic has kept communities healthy and safe.

The ceremony is Sept. 18 at Chapman University in Orange.

People on the move

Arlene Crawford is the new executive director at Vineyard Place, a memory care complex in Murrieta for people suffering from  Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

She will oversee all daily care, programming and operations at the Anthem Memory Care facility at 24325 Washington Ave.

Crawford previously was operations manager of Clearwater Living in Torrance and before that served as operations manager at Elmcroft Senior Living in San Diego.

Appointments

Temecula resident Curtis Brown, 48, has been appointed to the Emergency Medical Services Commission. He has been assistant region chief at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection since 2020, where he has held several positions since 1996. Brown is a member of the California Behavioral Health Task Force, CalChiefs, International Association of Fire Chiefs and International Association of Wildland Fire. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Brown is a Democrat.