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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Newport Bob Evans Location Has New Owner, Plans for Site

In October of 2017 Bob Evans located at 1711 Monmouth St. in Newport permanently closed after 22 years of operation.

RELATED: Bob Evans in Newport Closes Suddenly, Permanently (Oct. 2017)

The property has been vacant since then, but improvements to the site recently have indicated something could be on the move.

Now we know what is in the works at that location.

The owner of Newport Wash & Tan, located in the nearby Newport Shopping Center development at 1109 Monmouth Street, has acquired the building, a separate parcel from that development, and intends to offer the same business in the new location.

The building will be remodeled and rebranded, but they will not offer tanning in the new location.

A timeline for when the new business will open is not firm at this time.

Tom Fromme, the City of Newport's City Manager, said that an ambitious project should begin in spring for the next phase of work on Carothers Road in front of this building. The work includes raising the roadway, moving utilities and improving the overall look of the area, similarly to what was done on the eastern end of Carothers Road near Newport Pavilion.

As far as the current laundromat location, that space will become available for lease and has several prospective businesses interested but nothing signed so far. The space is big enough to lease as its configured or could be divided into two spaces.

RELATED: Four New Stores to Open in Newport Shopping Center, Plaza 

Texas-based Albanese Cormier Holdings purchased the Newport Shopping Center and Newport Plaza in January of last year and has opened or plans to open several businesses including A.C. Moore, Crunch Fitness, Newport Tire and Urban Nails.

1 comment:

  1. I can’t cannot wait for Newport Wash & Tan to move into the old Bob Evans. We use Wash & Tan for our washable Costumes, at costume Gallery Newport. The laundromat is clean and organized, and the people who do our laundry do it to our specifications. The new building will have much more parking and the ability to load in which will be lovely for us. Can’t wait!!!