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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Latest on the Newport Pavilion

Today the Business Courier reported that Target is still planning a summer 2010 open date which I still find hard to believe considering not 1 brick or ounce of concrete has been poured. With that being said it is encouraging to hear a confirmation from Target - the first such confirmation in some time. The other big news is that it will be a Super Target - one of only 50 in the nation. They have one such Target in Fisher Indiana and it is quite impressive.

Kroger continues to commit to the early October open date despite rumors to the contrary. No mention was made by the Kroger spokes person about any water / drainage issue as has been rumored but only mentioned final approvals as the delay.

Needless to say this is very good news for the development. Regardless of who may still be committed (Chipotle did not confirm the location in a recent article in the Enquirer) the traffic generated by these two mega stores will surely bring other great eats and shopping options.

9 comments:

  1. Having 2 "Super" stores in one location doesn't make much sense to me. I wonder if Kroger and Target knew in the beginning that the other was going in this direction. Does anybody think that both will be able to survive in such close proximity to each other?

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  2. Darrin, thank you for keeping us updated on the Newport Pavilion project!

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  3. It isn't going to be a Super Target but a regular Target with additional grocery.

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  4. I assumed Chipotle gave up on the Newport Pavilion when I saw one going up at the end of 471.

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  5. Call the Target what you want... at 135,000 square feet and being one of the 50 largest in the country that sounds pretty 'super' to me.

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  6. I think the bigger question is what will happen to Remke. No question our area is under-served for food and groceries which Target and Kroger should be able to fill the gap on but Remke will have a very difficult time - even with the 'Kentucky Proud' line of merchandise.

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  7. Darrin, do you know if the gas station being built there is a Kroger gas station?
    *crosses fingers*

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  8. Yes, it is a Kroger fuel station. Back when gas prices were $4/gallon they were talking about bringing E85 gas as well but plans may have changed now that the market seems to have forgotten about E85

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  9. I think Chipotle is still committed to Newport. They put stores somewhat close together all the time.

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