|Looking at Pavilion Pkwy from Carothers Road|
- The median at the entry of Pavilion Parkway from Carothers Road was taken out a week ago and a new lane was constructed to ease traffic at the light. This is obviously an immediate improvement for visitors. Especially with Dick's opening up this week, this needed to happen.
Raising Carothers Road, providing exit points in and around parking lots and possibly taking out the rest of the median on Pavilion Parkway are other items that need to be completed to improve the traffic flow. According to Anchor Associates, this was the city of Newport that took the lead on this project, not developer.
- Chipotle is scheduled to open in one week from yesterday, on November 7. This is of course, subject to change at the discretion of Chipotle corporate. I will follow up on this next week.
- Obviously not in the Newport Pavilion, there are rumblings that a sports bar type place is looking to open in the old Blockbuster location. If true, it's a curious choice with BW3 opening soon and Beef O'Brady's in the Newport Shopping Center.
- The biggest news of the day is two new retailers, which have signed leases at The Pavilion. They are Dr. G's Weight Loss and Sport Clips.
Sport Clips has locations in Florence, Fort Wright, Highland Heights and Western Hills. From their website:
Dr. G is Dr. Charles Goldsmith. Dr. G's Weight Loss has locations in Florida, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Arizona. This will be the first location in the tri-state. From their website:
Dr. G developed a program consisting of a four-prong approach: Appetite, Metabolism, Diet, and Habits. This approach, along with a combination of herbal compounds and prescription medication helped his clients lose weight and keep it off. The Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness program was created in 1994 and has helped more than 70,000 customers lose over 1,000,000 pounds.