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A 36,000 Square Foot LEGO Playground is Coming to Columbus in 2018

Walker Evans Walker Evans A 36,000 Square Foot LEGO Playground is Coming to Columbus in 2018

In 2018, Columbus will become home to the first LEGOLAND Discovery Center in the state of Ohio. Representatives at Easton Town Center announced this morning that construction is expected to begin soon on the new space, which will replace the recently closed KDB entertainment venue within the newly remodeled Easton Station building. “The LEGOLAND Discovery […]

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Store Closures Announced for Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant

Walker Evans Walker Evans Store Closures Announced for Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant

The Connecticut-based Ascena Retail Group is the latest chain store owner to jump on the Retailpocolypse bandwagon, announcing last Thursday that it would be closing somewhere between 250 and 650 of its locations over the course of the next two years. Those closures would include Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant locations. Retail brick-and-mortar closures continue to mount up, and […]

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Eastland Mall Will Have No Anchors Following Sears Closure

Walker Evans Walker Evans Eastland Mall Will Have No Anchors Following Sears Closure

With a one-two punch, Eastland Mall has lost all of its remaining anchor stores. Macy’s announced plans back in January to close its Eastland location, and yesterday Sears revealed that it will be closing its store there — along with 71 other locations across the U.S. — sometime in September. The mall, originally opened 1968, has […]

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Michael Kors Closing 125 Stores Across US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Michael Kors Closing 125 Stores Across US

Luxury retailer Michael Kors is the latest to announce store closures in 2017 as what industry trend-watchers are referring to as “Retailpocolypse,” continues. The brand released its latest fiscal report yesterday, which included mention of plans to shutter somewhere between 100 and 125 of its underperforming stores over the next two years. “Fiscal 2017 was a […]

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Payless ShoeSource Closing 800 Stores Across US, Including Four in Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Payless ShoeSource Closing 800 Stores Across US, Including Four in Central Ohio

After filing for bankruptcy back in April and announcing 400 store closures, Payless ShoeSource made news again yesterday by announcing another 408 stores that will close. The combined total represents a reduction of the company’s retail footprint by approximately 20 percent, bringing their 4,000 international store total down to 3,200 for now. The combined closure list […]

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Rue21 Closing 400 Stores Across US, Several in Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rue21 Closing 400 Stores Across US, Several in Central Ohio

Teen retailer Rue21 is the latest chain to downsize its brick-and-mortar footprint, an ongoing trend thus far in 2017. The company announced over the weekend that it would be closing 400 of its stores, slimming down to a total of 700 locations. “It’s true – we are closing some stores,” states a message posted on […]

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Easton Station Building Undergoing Major Renovation in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans Easton Station Building Undergoing Major Renovation in 2017

Easton Town Center has gone through many changes and expansions since it first opened in 1999, but the original indoor “Easton Station Building” has largely remained the same. That will change this year, as a multi-million dollar “refresh” has just gotten underway that will give the building a major update. “For the past year, Easton […]

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