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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Burlington Coat Factory, Ross Stores to Open in Former Newport Kmart Location

Kmart, located at the corner of Monmouth Street and Carothers Road, just down the hill from Newport Central Catholic closed its longtime store in Newport in 2014.

Now, after years of sitting vacant, two stores will fill that space.

A year after closing, ALDI announced it would fill some of that vacant space in 2015.

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Ross Stores, Inc. and Burlington Coat Factory will begin plans to move in during the immediate future.

Gator Investments has redeveloped the site.

Ross Stores is a chain of off-price department stores headquartered in California. It operates under the band name of Ross Dress for Less. Burlington Coat Factory is a national off-price department store retailer.

Construction is expected to take 18 months.