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Friday, August 4, 2017

Newport Pavilion Has Signed a New Tenant

The Newport Pavilion is adding a new tenant after another one has closed.

Muscle Gear USA is opening at 93 Carothers Road, and will be sandwiched between Sport Clips and Family Allergy and Asthma after Dr. G's Weightloss and Wellness shuttered this summer.

Muscle Gear USA is owned by a husband and wife couple, Scott and Tricia Hawkins.

According to Tricia Hawkins, they are a sports nutrition supplement store that carries an enormous selection of supplements ranging from the big national brands to smaller specialty lines. They carry all workout gear, accessories and clothing too.

They now own three other locations in Mason, Anderson and Florence but were established in 2011 as an online website.

"We opened our first retail store in Florence in August 2013 and it starting growing steady and strong," she said.  "We reached out to local gyms and set up booths to help get the word out."

The Hawkins opened their Anderson store in December of 2015 and their Mason store in January of this year. She said they also expanded their warehouse in January for the third time.

"We have grown so much that we continue to outgrow our space," she said. "With continued success, we plan to open more stores across Kentucky and Ohio.

Dr. G's Weightloss and Wellness opened in December of 2013 at the same time as Sport Clips.

RELATED: New Retailers Announced for Newport Pavilion  (Nov. 2013)

With the opening of the newest retailer, The Newport Pavilion is once again fully leased.

Inland Real Estate Corporation acquired Newport Pavilion Phase II in 2014. Mike Fitzgerald, executive vice president of IRC Retail Centers said he continues to believe that the Newport Pavilion continues to bring in "best-in-class" retailers.

“The center serves such a densely populated area,” he said. “It remains a favorite to consumers due to its location along I-471, impressive variety of national and regional retailers, and proximity to downtown Cincinnati. It is truly a one-stop-shop.”

Muscle Gear USA will likely open in October. Their retail stores have non-commissioned sales representatives and their online store offers free shipping.

PHOTO: Muscle Gear USA next to its two retail neighbors, Sport Clips and Chipotle and Newport Pavilion. FTM file. 

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