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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Newport Pavilion Enters Final Phase

Our friend, Amanda Van Benschoten, at covered the story of the developments at the Newport Pavilion.  The dirt continues to move to prepare for the final incoming tenants.  The tenants who will finalize the pavilion include Michael’s, PetSmart, AT&T, Chipotle, Chik-fil-A, and other restaurants; they want to be in and operating by Thanksgiving of this year.

After facing initial financial problems the Newport Pavilion is finally entering its second and final phase of development.  The final phase not only includes filling the remaining retail space, but also the plan to revamp Carothers Road later in the year.  Rumor has it; they want to raise the road up to alleviate driving problems at the intersection of Carothers Road and Pavilion Parkway.
The incoming tenants represent a more retail oriented lot, while the initial plan was to have a Home Depot move in.  Home Depot was hamstrung in their development, and they’re currently not building any more stores.

It sounds like a grand endeavor to have all of the retail space built and operating in eight months, but hopefully the summer weather will streamline the production.

I am happy to see a bit of diversity move into the pavilion with Michael’s and Chik-fil-A, but PetSmart, AT&T and Chipotle seem redundant.  There is a pet store down the lane from Remke already, and directly down 471 exists a Chipotle and AT&T.  Don’t get me wrong, I happy to see profitable stores taking advantage of the space, but it seems more of what the area already has.  With that said, and on a slightly hypocritical / selfish note, I am keeping my fingers crossed for a BW-3.  What can I say, I like my wings!

What are your thoughts on the incoming tenants for the Newport Pavilion?  Let us know in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.

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