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 [...]
By Jayne Gest, Published in Smart Business Yaromir Steiner, founder and CEO of Steiner + Associates, knows about innovation. He came to Columbus and created Easton nearly 20 years ago. People were unsure of a guy from Miami who proposed an open-air project in Columbus, which gets 20 inches of snow every year, Steiner says. [...]
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.
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.
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.