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  • #798017

    Achekov
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    Westland is practically next to the casino. The casino will cause it to be redeveloped, or at least that’s they told us casinos would do when they put them on the ballot.

    #798478

    tonloc620
    Participant

    If you look at the development patterns around the country there has been very little redevelopment or new development around casino’s. Most development around these tend to be liquor stores, gas stations, fast food restaurants and convenient stores. Casino’s are much like malls they want to capitalize your dollars, that’s why they have restaurants, cheap liquor and gift shops. Most casino goer’s don’t come into town and go for a nice dinner or go shopping before they go to the casino they have saved up all their money to slap it down on a black jack table not to spend it on a fancy dinner or at the gap. The west side is not going to see any significant redevelopment because of the casino.

    #1031481

    Caleb
    Participant

    Heard a new “leasing” sign went up on the mall property and it makes it sound like Westland Mall is going to be torn down and its just gonna be a Hilliard Rome type thing. Full of out parcels and shopping centers.

    #1031538

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    I thought that there are now new development guidelines for this area that would prevent Hilliard-Rome-Road style suburbia.

    #1031545

    tolemac5050
    Participant

    New popeyes fried chicken now open in former Wendys next to Boston Market

    #1031574

    Caleb
    Participant

    I haven’t been by the mall for a while so that all comes word to mouth.

    [quote=1031538]I thought that there are now new development guidelines for this area that would prevent Hilliard-Rome-Road style suburbia.[/quote]

    It’s “prime” real estate by the casino, one would only hope that this was possible.

    #1031605

    Victor Ian Skwydde
    Participant

    [quote=1031481]Heard a new “leasing” sign went up on the mall property and it makes it sound like Westland Mall is going to be torn down and its just gonna be a Hilliard Rome type thing. Full of out parcels and shopping centers.[/quote]

    I was by there today and yes, the new leasing sign mentions out-parcels. I think you are right.

    Anyone ever been to the Westland indoor flea market right across the street? It’s a fascinating place in many ways. There used to be a large indoor flea market by what was Southland Mall too but it closed down years ago.

    People who think there could be a “Weston” analogue to Easton in any capacity there are simply out of their minds. The city needs to take an honest look at how much dead retail space and empty parking lots there are between Easton and dead Westland Mall as it is and do something about it, and quit thinking of these satellite malls.

    #1031610

    Caleb
    Participant

    [quote=1031605]
    I was by there today and yes, the new leasing sign mentions out-parcels. I think you are right.

    Anyone ever been to the Westland indoor flea market right across the street? It’s a fascinating place in many ways. There used to be a large indoor flea market by what was Southland Mall too but it closed down years ago.

    People who think there could be a “Weston” analogue to Easton in any capacity there are simply out of their minds. The city needs to take an honest look at how much dead retail space and empty parking lots there are between Easton and dead Westland Mall as it is and do something about it, and quit thinking of these satellite malls.
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    There is an opportunity for a retail center in South/West Columbus. Yes, we have Tuttle, Hillard-Rome Rd, and Stringtown Rd, but that pales in comparison to Polaris, Easton, Morse Rd and all the massive amounts of retail on Columbus’north side. If anything, I don’t think there would be a huge impact on any current retail center, except for maybe Tuttle, but then again that mall had a death sentence a long time ago. Westland Mall could be a good economic development opportunity if the correct developers get involved, but Plaza Properties (owner of Westland Mall) seems to be just kicking the can down the road over and over.

    Don’t mean to rant, but as a west-side resident this is really starting to agitate me and piss me off. I’m happy to see development happening on the other side of I-270 thought with a bunch of new restaurants opening.

    #1031621

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    I’m sure that if Grove City would have developed a lot more before 1995 rather than in the 2000s that it would have a mall.

    #1031623

    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    [quote=1031610]
    There is an opportunity for a retail center in South/West Columbus. Yes, we have Tuttle, Hillard-Rome Rd, and Stringtown Rd, but that pales in comparison to Polaris, Easton, Morse Rd and all the massive amounts of retail on Columbus’north side.[/quote]

    The thing is though… major-sized shopping malls/centers aren’t built to be neighborhood-centric, they’re regional attractions. The shoppers at Easton don’t travel from within a 3 mile radius of Easton, they travel from a 30 mile radius of Easton.

    Same goes for Polaris and Tuttle. They’re regional.

    It’s nice to think that the West Side or South Side deserves their own version, but the truth is that they would directly compete for the same types of stores and same types of shoppers as the others, and there’s really not a need for a fourth major shopping center of that sort in Central Ohio IMHO. The fact that the building of those three hurt or killed other centers (City Center was closed — Kingsdale, Worthington, Eastland, New Market and Lane Avenue all either suffered or were forced to refresh) says a lot about the regional capacity for mall-style brick-and-mortar shopping.

    #1031750

    Victor Ian Skwydde
    Participant

    I don’t care for malls anyway, what difference does it make if there are 1,2,3 or 1,000 of them if they all carry the same overpriced crap from the same corporate chains as everywhere else?

    Check out Westland Indoor Flea Market right across the street from that big, dead old monster Westland Mall when you get the chance, at least it will be memorable.

    #1031757

    Twixlen
    Participant

    A) I squealed out LOUD when I saw that new Popeyes. Programming note: there’s a new Dunkin Donuts on the other side of 270, pretty much across from the hospital. Irony programming note: that Dunkin Donuts used to be a donut shop, then was a number of other things, before this latest remodel.

    B) CityCenter died because it completely lacked engagement with the city streets. Imaging if all of that mall/blank space that was CityCenter was actually various storefronts, where the rest of the mall could be accessed? Anyway – the recession did a number on retail all over the country – not just here.

    C) I still think it’s a prime location for a small outlet mall of some kind. Or a Wegmans. I would cry all of the tears if a Wegmans came to town. Our grocery stores are just shit in comparison.

    #1031768

    deathsquad420
    Participant

    i remember the death of city center very clearly. it wasn’t because of any other mall or any street access store fronts. you had to park in a parking garage anyways. no one was on the streets. it started when gangs took it over and the nail in the coffin was when they literally started shooting people in the mall. and police still didn’t do anything to kick them out. people forget how shady CPD was back then. they were involved with all the gangs and even the asian massage parlors. but anyways, folks with expendable income are allergic to gang shootings. the arena district and columbus commons and gay st show that people love to visit downtown. they just don’t love getting shot.

    born and raised on the west side. i’m afraid it’s beyond saving. monthly gun shows to pay cash for a gun with no background check across the street from a casino full of warehouse workers spending their $10/hr paychecks makes perfect sense. there’s even a strip club to take more of their money afterwards. sorry but it’s true. even when the west side was full of people making $30/hr at GM, it was still declining quickly.

    west siders gonna west side. if it does turn around it’ll take decades. and has to begin with turning around the school district. which isn’t going to happen until the population that votes down every school levy dies. so yeah, decades.

    wasn’t there supposed to be a late night slice opening somewhere around there on georgesville?

    #1031782

    dru
    Participant

    [quote=1031757]

    C) I still think it’s a prime location for a small outlet mall of some kind. Or a Wegmans. I would cry all of the tears if a Wegmans came to town. Our grocery stores are just shit in comparison.
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    Wegman’s 2-year expansion plan is out, and Ohio is unfortunately not on it:
    [url]http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/FAQDetailView?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&faqCategory=AboutWegmans&utm_content=bufferf85af&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#question_12[/url]

    #1031783

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    [quote=1031768]it started when gangs took it over and the nail in the coffin was when they literally started shooting people in the mall. and police still didn’t do anything to kick them out.
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    bullshit.

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