Thursday, July 22, 2010
Newport Pavilion Target Construction Underway
There are signs of progress at the Newport Pavilion. The above picture was snapped by friends of the Newport Pavilion Fan Page on Facebook and indicate fairly significant progress in a very short period of time.
The large drainage pipe has still not been fixed and according to Kroger there is no opening date yet for the Fuel Station. However, Target must have enough confidence in the location and traffic counts at the Pavilion that they are willing to take a chance. This despite a conflict between the City of Newport, Sanitation District, and Bear Creek which will likely end up in court.
Target is generally able to complete construction on a store within 9 months which puts a potential opening date in April 2011. I have reached out to several contacts and no one can confirm that this is Target. However, judging by the size of the footprint and the location of the building this matches what was expected with the Target.
Who knows - we could be a matter of months from your choice of Michael Graves cookware, Isaac Mizrahi clothing or Amy Coe baby items.