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.
Easton Town Center will get another first-in-Ohio store when Legoland Discovery Center opens at the lifestyle center in fall 2018. The 36,000-square-foot, $10 million educational play center will be the 11th such store in North America and the 22nd in the world.
Award-winning Columbus, Ohio center just keeps getting better By Randall Shearin, Shopping Center Business For nearly 20 years, Easton has been the leading center in central Ohio. The center is opening 40 new, expanded or remodeled retailers by the end of 2017, as well as a multi-million-dollar refresh of its iconic Station Building. At [...]
Tavistock Development Company, a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group, announced today that Hoar Construction has been selected as the Preconstruction Program Manager and Master General Contractor for the next phase of development of the Lake Nona Town Center which will include a thoughtful collection of more than one million square feet of retail, restaurant, entertainment, office and hospitality uses.
More than 50,000 sq. ft. of new shopping opportunities will soon be presented to shoppers at Ohio’s most popular retail destination.
GlobeSt.com caught up with retail expert Anne Mastin, EVP of retail real estate at Steiner + Associates at the 2017 RECon, to talk about how retail is no longer about just filling a box and what she thinks the future will look like.
The days of the traditional shopping mall are behind us, making way for lifestyle and entertainment options where traditional big-box anchor tenants once stood.
For anyone in the industry, it’s impossible to avoid the topic of online sales and the “dramatic” impact of the internet on traditional brick-and-mortar retail. Many retailers are clearly worried, and others are uncertain about how they should respond to the growth of online retail.
When owners start taking equity stakes in their food tenants, the traditional roles can blur in some interesting ways, notes Spencer Bomar, an Atlanta-based principal of the national retail group at Avison Young. “In some cases [landlords] are partnering with chefs, and it is going as far as them sharing in the percentage rent,” he said. “They are becoming true business partners.”