Polaris Mall Losing Lord & Taylor
In the very competitive high-end shopper market we all know as Columbus, Lord & Taylor can no longer compete. According to a Dispatch article the department store will most likely be closing in the near future. It cites reasons of: Columbus is too retail-saturated, it never distinguished itself in the upscale market, there are 2 other upscale stores there (Nordstrom and Saks) and it just can’t compete, everyone in retail, especially department stores is hurting, etc.
Polaris mall people were claiming that they would put up a hard fight before losing the Lord & Taylor store; their only store located in Ohio. But come on, if the store can’t make any money how the hell do they think they are going to keep them? I suppose if they make it extremely difficult and expensive for them to get out of their lease. Nice mall owners they appear to be….
I really haven’t shopped there too much. I do like The Great Indoors though. They have such a wide assortment of home decor and supplies. And a very nice selection of lamps.