Chipotle Mexican Grill has won the race to get their signage up first in the development that borders Carothers Road. BW3 and Chipotle are on schedule to be opened this Fall.
Another development is that the parking lot is now linked with the lot at Larosa's. On the other side of Pavilion Parkway, which will lead to Dick's, TJ Maxx, etc., there seems to be another turn lane that is taking shape.
On the other side of Carother's Road at the Newport Plaza a few more developments are taking shape. A Verizon Cellular Sales store is opening October 6th.
According to store manager, Marcus Hundley they will offer the full scope of all of Verizon's products and plans, like the store in Florence, Kentucky.
The new Verizon store is next to Planet Fitness, in the old storage part of the Sears Hardware Store.
As one store is opening, Blockbuster Video has met its demise. Kind of a sad day for me as Blockbuster was a Friday staple for my buddies and I growing up. But just like the newspaper industry, Blockbuster is a victim of society's improvements and faster paced life.
The torrential rains in early July of this year, which opened a humongous sinkhole right in the front of the building was the final nail in the coffin. The anchor property of the strip mall, which also includes Great Clips, Star Computers, Casual Chinese, Jersey Mikes and Pizza Hut Carry Out has its signage down as well.
|Sink hole caused by torrential rains in early July 2013|