Columbus has a strong retail community, but this past year has put the industry in a tailspin. To help the recovery along, CBUS Retail produced a special webisode series titled The Covid Chronicles, which features industry experts and brand leaders sharing knowledge on the current state of the industry, how their organizations have adapted to the times, and their business plans for a post-pandemic world.
With the era of “more is more” behind us, retailers, developers, and CRE executives are facing profound questions around shrinking in order to grow or sustain.
Over the past two decades, families from Columbus and across Ohio (and beyond!) have made an annual event of coming to Easton Town Center for a memorable, magical holiday experience.
Easton’s tenant coordination team has overseen 15 retail, restaurant and office grand openings since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March—with several more in active development and expected to open in the coming months.
Breathe Easier at Easton: that’s our goal for guests, tenants and employees as we continue to navigate the challenges of running a retail center during a global pandemic.
Pre-pandemic, the shopping center industry was going through a massive transformation. Now, it has only been accelerated with the shutdown/quarantine and post restart, impacting every sector and retail center in America.
Consumers are increasingly enjoying modern conveniences such as online ordering, curbside pickup and home delivery as the primary means of shopping.
Nearly 30 years ago, when Limited Brands founder Les Wexner decided the huge parcel of land he owned off of Interstate 270 in Columbus would make a better retail destination than a distribution center, his plans for a combination of shops, restaurants, hotels, and apartments made some eyes roll.
From a consumer perspective, American grocery stores have remained largely unchanged for decades. Each one follows the same general format and most shoppers know what to expect, even if they enter a completely new store.