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The New Math for Mall Retailers

Chris Boring Chris Boring The New Math for Mall Retailers

"The vast majority of traditional enclosed malls will need to be reinvented as something other than monolithic, single-use properties."

Holiday retail sales results are in. All retail sales (excluding autos, gasoline, and restaurants) increased four percent in November and December 2016 versus the same period in 2015, according to the National Retail Federation. There was a 13 percent increase in online sales, continuing a long-term trend of annual double-digit increases. Sales at clothing and […]

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19 Photos of the New Columbus IKEA

Walker Evans Walker Evans 19 Photos of the New Columbus IKEA

While the new Columbus IKEA store might look completed on the outside, there’s still a lot of work to be done on the interior ahead of the Summer 2017 opening. Joseph Roth, U.S. Expansion & Property Public Affairs Manager at IKEA, and new Store Manager David Garcia Gatto gave Columbus Underground a hard hat tour of the […]

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Tuttle Touts “New Year at New Mall”

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tuttle Touts “New Year at New Mall”

Representatives from Simon Property Group — the owner and manager of the Mall at Tuttle Crossing — renewed their pledge to providing a high quality customer experience with a New Years Resolution. “A lot is in the works at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing,” stated Samantha Brawand, director of marketing and business development at The […]

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The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations

Another retailer has announced plans to close stores, joining a rapidly growing list in 2017. The Andersons Inc. — which operates large-scale grain, ethanol, rail and other agribusiness enterprises — announced that it would be closing its retail operations, which includes two stores in Columbus and two in the Toledo area. “This was a difficult […]

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PHOTOS: What the Rock?! Now Open in Clintonville

Walker Evans Walker Evans PHOTOS: What the Rock?! Now Open in Clintonville

After finishing out their final holiday shopping season in the Short North, husband-and-wife duo Mike Renner and Heather Ziegler have finished relocating What the Rock?! to its new location at 3039 Indianola Avenue in Clintonville. The store soft-opened today for the first time since the move, with a grand opening to be announced in the […]

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American Apparel Closing All Stores

Walker Evans Walker Evans American Apparel Closing All Stores

2017 continues to be a bad year for several major retailers across the country, as American Apparel is the latest to announce closures, joining the likes of The Limited, Kmart/Sears and Macy’s. The company filed for bankruptcy late last year, and its remaining assets were sold to Canadian company Gildan last week (pending court approval), […]

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The Limited Closing All Retail Stores

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Limited Closing All Retail Stores

News began circulating just before Christmas that The Limited was quietly working to shutter stores in malls around the country, but without a whole lot of other details being provided. Local news outlets across the US mostly reported the closures as isolated incidences, noting that their local stores were having inventory-clearing events with deeply discounted […]

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