The smaller stores at the Newport Pavilion are starting to take shape. The four stores grouped together by the Kroger Fuel Station (Mattress Firm, Aspen Dental, AT&T and Famous Footwear) have been the first retailers to open that were not in the original construction of the development.
Signage has been up for Mattress Firm the longest and as I went to check on their progress today, I was surprised to see that they were open for business.
Other than the signage and first store being complete, the perimeter fence is down and the parking layout is finished. When you walk up to the doors, you can actually feel what the original plan of the development was supposed to be like.
I talked to workers at Aspen Dental, and they estimated 3 weeks til opening.
Other workers at the AT&T stores (orange awning) estimated a month til open.
Famous Footwear had nobody working on construction.
Perhaps the most anticipated opening is Chic Fil A, which according to my contact at Anchor Associates is slated for a tentative opening of July 15.