Displaced by the sale of the Armory building on Thames Street, Armory Antiques Marketplace will now be Newport Marketplace & Antiques on Broadway.

NEWPORT — It appears the displaced Armory Antiques Marketplace has found a new home on Broadway.

In a social media post Wednesday, Kirby Properties announced Newport Marketplace & Antiques would open at 130 Broadway, the former Newport Bicycle storefront.

"Welcome, Newport Marketplace & Antiques to 130 Broadway! This new addition to Broadway is the successor to Armory Antiques, previously located on Thames Street," reads the post.

The Sailing Hall of Fame’s acquisition of the Armory displaced Armory Antiques Marketplace at the end of October 2019. Tony Zaloumis and Cindy Lee were the co-owners of the marketplace, which represented more than 70 dealers who sold their wares on the first floor of the building.

Lee informed The Daily News she is not part of the new Newport Marketplace & Antiques on Broadway, and that Zaloumis is behind it. A call to Zaloumis was not immediately returned.

 

Newport Bicycle left the Broadway location in fall 2019.

The sale of the main floor and the second floor of the former Armory to the National Sailing Hall of Fame was finalized in March 2019 at the cost of $1.685 million. The city retained ownership of the basement where it maintains the Newport Maritime Center.

When the sale went through, the National Sailing Hall of Fame’s executive director Heather Ruhsam said they plan to open Memorial Day weekend of 2021. The Hall is being relocated from the Captain Burtis House at City Dock in Annapolis, Maryland.

The Armory was built on lower Thames Street by the state in 1894 for local militia, but the National Guard and Naval Reserve later used it. The state conveyed the Armory to the Newport Redevelopment Agency of Newport on Dec. 20, 1983, and Redevelopment Agency conveyed the property to the city on April 2, 2010, according to the deeds on file.