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New Burlington Store in Newport to Replace Latonia Location

When the new Burlington store opens in Newport this fall, it will replace the existing location in Latonia, the company said in a news release Wednesday.

It was announced last October that Burlington would open at 1301 Monmouth Street inside the Newport Plaza, along with Ross, a discount retail department store. The two stores will join ALDI grocery at the site that was previously occupied by Kmart.

“We are thrilled to remain in the Newport community, providing local residents with a new shopping experience for the entire family. Whether they’re looking for brand name clothing, stylish home décor items, or anything for baby, customers will enjoy significant savings and discover new merchandise arrivals each week,” said Tom Kingsbury, CEO and Chairman, Burlington Stores, in a news release.

Currently, Burlington is the last remaining large retailer in the Latonia Plaza at 4293 Winston Avenue. The strip mall has been largely vacant or under-used since Value City Furniture first closed its traditional retail location, and later its furniture store next door.

The City of Covington said in March that the shopping center's ownership, the Columbus, Oh.-based Schottenstein Property Group, was open to redeveloping the site.

"We have visited them and we've talked with them on occasion," Covington Mayor Joe Meyer said in March. "They are perfectly open for working with us on a total redevelopment of that site, including complete demolition and reconstruction if the opportunity presents itself.

"There are several interested parties we have connected with the Schottensteins in Columbus and it is actively on our radar for redevelopment."

Schottenstein owns Latonia Plaza I and II, and Latonia Centre, which is anchored by Kroger, all along Winston Avenue.

The new Newport location for Burlington will be more than 39,000 square feet and will feature the items traditionally found at the chain's stores. 

Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher

Photo: Future site of Newport Burlington location (RCN file)