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Verizon delays opening at Tanyard

November 18, 2018

BARBOURSVILLE — Verizon Wireless’ scheduled opening Saturday, Nov. 17, at the new Tanyard Station retail development in Barboursville has been delayed, according to the developers.

“I have been informed that they will not be opening this Saturday,” Jennifer Doss with Interstate Realty Advisors wrote in an email. “No new opening date has been given. I will update ... as soon as I receive a new date.”

Messages to Verizon Wireless were not immediately returned.

Earlier this month, Tanyard Station construction manager Kim Hodge announced the opening dates for five businesses in the new retail development site.

Verizon Wireless was scheduled to be the first to open on Nov. 17. Three more businesses are scheduled to open in December, according to Hodge. They are Aspen Dental on Dec. 12, followed by Sheetz and Aldi on Dec. 20. Then on Jan. 22, 2019, Longhorn Steakhouse is scheduled to open.

In August, Brent Roswall, a native of Barboursville and co-owner of Interstate Realty of Bristol, Tennessee, said eight businesses would open by the end of the year, but said site work had been slowed by an unusual amount of rain.

In addition to the five announcements, Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries, Sport Clips and Zen Nails were hoping to open by the end of the year but have yet to release opening dates.

Roswall said Menards will begin construction next spring.

According to the Tanyard Station website, the site plan shows the 200,000-square-foot retail development on the 51.73-acre site of the former CSX railroad yard, off Exit 18 of Interstate 64, along the Mud River and Tanyard Branch Creek in Barboursville.

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