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Monday, February 10, 2020

Dewey's Pizza to close at Newport on the Levee

By Jessie Eden

Dewey's Pizza has announced that it will be leaving its space at Newport on the Levee at the end of February.

In a press release, Dewey's said it is closing its doors due to the "exciting revitalization of Newport on the Levee". The long-time tenant will close on Feb. 24. But, there are plans to reopen eventually.

“We are excited about the future of the Levee and our opportunity to evaluate new locations within the reenvisioned space to better serve our guests,” said Chuck Lipp, Dewey’s President.

The Levee's new owner, North American Properties, has announced several changes over the last year. "Due to our construction schedule and the transformation that is coming to Newport, Dewey’s will close its current location, but is in active discussions to relocate at the Levee and be part of the new Newport," said Adam Schwegman, Partner, Senior Vice President of Leasing

In May 2019, Bar Louie abruptly closed. Then, in July 2019, new plans were unveiled that would relocate the current location of Brio and repurpose the old I-Max theater.

In September 2019, Mitchell's Fish Market, which closed in January 2019, was demolished to make way for a new tenant.

Then, Barnes & Noble closed which led to more plans being released for a new office building in its place.

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