New businesses flock to the village

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Ryan Scott Ottney

PDT Staff Writer

Whether you wake up early or like to sleep-in, soon you’ll have another option for breakfast served all day long. New Boston Mayor James Warren reported to village council on Tuesday that Tudor’s Biscuit World has purchased the former Arby’s building on Rhodes Avenue and would like to be open within 60 days.

Located at 4030 Rhodes Ave., in New Boston, the building first opened as Arby’s more than 20 years ago when Wal-Mart first opened in the village. Wal-Mart moved to a newer building down the road in 2007, leaving many stores in the former mall struggling for business. In December 2010, Arby’s joined Wal-Mart in the new mall. The former Arby’s building was later sold, and reopened in July 2011 as JD’s Brisket House, but lasted only about a year before it was closed again. Since then, the building has been empty.

But Warren reported to council on Tuesday that that’s about to change, when Tudor’s Biscuit World opens its doors within the coming months. Its menu includes breakfast dishes like biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and eggs and bacon. Breakfast is served all day, and the lunch menu begins at 11 a.m. with sandwiches, chicken, fish, and pork chops.

Until now, the nearest Tudor’s location was in Huntington, W.Va. Warren said the New Boston Tudor’s is not owned by the same owners of the Tudor’s in Huntington. More information about Tudor’s Biscuit World, including their menu, can be found online at www.tudorsbiscuitworld.com.

And Tudor’s isn’t the only business breathing new life into the once struggling mall. Warren also reported to council on Tuesday that Hibbett’s Sports is expanding its business and moving from its current spot in the mall (4002 Rhodes Ave.) to a larger location, formerly Maurice’s, in the center of the mall. That project is expected to begin in October. More information about Hibbett can be found online at www.hibbett.com.

Warren said he is still talking with the mall developers, and hopes to have even more announcements soon.

In other business news around the village, Rue21 recently opened a store in the Wal-Mart Supercenter mall and soon will be joined by Brain Freeze frozen yogurt. Across from that mall, Warren reported a candle shop is opening soon. Field of Dreams sports card shop is now open on Park Avenue, and Evangelistic Outreach ministry services is building a new location on Stanton Avenue.

Ryan Scott Ottney may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 287, or rottney@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Ryan on Twitter @PDTwriter.

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