Published on Forbes.com by Joan Verdon | October 23, 2019 Is This Any Way To Open A Mall? No, But American Dream Isn’t Exactly A Mall The American Dream megamall opens in two days. But is “opens” the right word when only about a tenth of the proposed 3 million-square-foot project will actually be open [...]
Published in Chain Store Age by Al Urbanski When Yaromir Steiner introduced Easton Town Center to Columbus, Ohio, 25 years ago, he was also introducing the concept of placemaking to the retail real estate industry. This many years later, mall and shopping center developers are all subscribing to his idea of providing quality dining and [...]
Published in Chain Store Age by Jennifer Setteducato Ohio’s most popular retail destination is gaining a cult favorite. This summer, Shake Shack will open its second Ohio location at Easton Town Center in Columbus. The 3,523-sq.-ft. burger joint will feature an outdoor patio and seating for more than 100 guests. Like all Shake Shack locations, [...]
Published in Ancillary Retail Retailers looking to access and customize a pop-up space now have a new tool: ShopLAB, which recently opened at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. ShopLAB is a 500-square-foot store space which opened this fall at the mall. It’s intended to be utilized both by online brands looking to give customers [...]
By Al Urbanski | Chain Store Age Tavistock Development and Steiner + Associates have lifted the curtain on their star entertainment tenant at Lake Nona Town Center in Florida and it’s Cinépolis. One of the pioneers of the plush-seat cinema experience — complete with bar and waiter service — Mexico-based Cinépolis operates in 14 countries [...]
Published in The Latest News | Shopping Center Business Columbus, Ohio — Steiner + Associates, L Brands and Georgetown Co., co-developers of Easton Town Center in Columbus, have signed nine new tenants to the $225 million mixed-use center. The new retailers will occupy a combined 40,000 square feet. Seabolt & Co. and Marine Layer are already [...]
Abercrombie & Fitch is going to school with a new concept store aimed at university students, according to one of its landlords in Columbus, Ohio. View the Story »
By Al Urbanski, Chain Store Age The challenges facing developers and retailers as they plan for the shopping venues of tomorrow were brought home by a panel of shopping center executives at the SPECS session, “Shopping Venues of Tomorrow,” moderated by Lou Allevato, principal, HFA. “There are many types of retail,” said Yaromir Steiner, CEO [...]
For shoppers, this city of 860,000 smack in the middle of a swing state, can feel like an alternate reality, a place where up is down and down is up. Frumpy department stores feature personal shopping services and boutique wellness amenities. Workaday grocery stores like Kroger offer exotic fruits and freshly baked artisan breads.
The problem with retail isn’t too much Amazon; it’s too many stores. The retail world is in the midst of a culling, or sorts. As many as 9,000 stores are expected to close by the end of the year with names as varied in size and scope as Sears, Macy’s, Payless Shoesource, Gymboree, Abercrombie & Fitch and Radio Shack all slimming down and some, such as The Limited and H.H. Gregg, going away completely.