University Place in Orem announces the grand opening of four additional stores, including a Bridal Boutique and more.

Four new stores open at University Place in Orem

Orem — University Place in Orem, a 120-acre mixed-use development, today announced several new businesses that have recently opened or will be opening soon. From couture wedding gowns and wedding bands made from dinosaur bones to welcoming new restaurants, University Place continues to attract online retailers to physical locations, giving customers a retail experience that can’t be matched virtually.

“Many of these stores and restaurants are ‘firsts’ — either their ‘first’ in the market or their ‘first’ brick and mortar store, where shoppers can go in and actually try things on for themselves,” said Randy Woodbury, president and CEO of Woodbury Corporation. “Whether you are getting married or getting a bite to eat with friends, University Place is the place to bring people together and meet those needs.”

Below is a list of new business that have opened:

Frankie Jane Couture Bridal – This is the first couture bridal store in Utah County. Owned by mother-daughter team Tatum Knell and Holly Smith, Frankie Jane Couture Bridal immediately introduced six new wedding dress designers to the market.  With the tagline of “Be unforgettable, be unique, and most importantly still be you!”, Frankie Jane Couture Bridal is located below the Exton Apartments facing The Orchard. By appointment only, find more information at

Manly Bands – One of the most popular online wedding ring brands for men, this is the first-ever physical store location for Manly Bands, which sells more than 250 unique styles of men’s bands. Their mission is to make the coolest, best-fitting men’s rings, using non-traditional materials such as dinosaur bones, meteorite, and authentic Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrels! Founded in 2016, Manly Bands is on the Inc. 500 Best Places to Work list and opened its doors at University Place in February. Manly Bands is located in the middle of the shopping center across from Carter’s and Cotton On. To see the latest collections, visit

Chubby’s Neighborhood Café — This is Chubby’s Cafe seventh restaurant location; each one is family-owned and operated. Established in 2010 in Pleasant Grove, it is known for home-grown flavors, a laid-back atmosphere, and friendly customer service. Chubby’s is a unique fast-casual restaurant that offers a wide variety of American dining favorites, with a slight southern twist. Located at The Village, near Cinemark Theatre and by the new Red Tacos, Chubby’s Cafe dining room is now open.

James & Joan Coffee Co.— Known as JJ by its regular customers, James and Joan Coffee Co. is the first third-wave coffee shop in Utah County, proudly offering ethically-sourced, high-quality, craft coffee alongside a full menu of other drinks and food items. Whether you’re looking for a single-origin espresso, an irresistible cup of hot chocolate, or an avocado toast on locally made artisan sourdough, you can find it at James & Joan. It is located on the west side of The Orchard on Park Ave at The Exton.

About University Place

Opening in the early 1970’s in Orem, Utah, University Place (formerly University Mall) is a 120-acre development in the midst of a $500 million revitalization. In addition to first-class retail offerings, University Place is now home to upscale residential, Class-A office, and high-quality green space. University Place was first developed and is still owned and operated by Woodbury Corporation, a 100-year-old, 4th generation family-run business, and one of the oldest and most respected full-service real estate development and management companies in the Intermountain West. For more information about University Place and updates on the project, visit For more information about Woodbury Corporation, visit