News Lincoln County has learned that Staples, an office supply giant nationwide, is closing its Newport Store March 5th.
Obviously some bargain “going out of business” sales will likely run for the next couple of months.
Eighteen employees are reportedly affected. A corporate spokeswoman said employees will be given severance pay and referrals to other Staples outlets. She also said that customers can order Staples products from the Staples website, Staples.com, with very quick home and business delivery.
Newport Chamber of Commerce Manager Lorna Davis said she and her organization are saddened by the departure of Staples. “Staples has always been a great source for office supplies and equipment for the Central Coast. It’s been very convenient for local businesses, as well as residents. We’re really disappointed to see them leave.”
In the meantime, News Lincoln County is trying to confirm a rumor that a discount grocery store will be taking the place of Staples in the building.
But again, it’s all two to three months away. So start looking for those in-store bargains from Staples as their departure date looms.