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  • #86582
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    …or, the mall formerly known as Worthington Square Mall. New name. New owners. New $5-million makeover in the works.

    Previous news here: https://www.columbusunderground.com/worthington-square-mall-may-be-revamped-or-sold

    New website: http://shopworthingtonplace.com

    #444960

    Senator Tankerbell
    Participant

    In case the new owners wonder why nobody goes to that desolate soul-sucking place:

    -Talbots
    -Talbots Petite
    -Talbots Shoes & Accessories
    -Talbots Woman
    -Chico’s
    -Franklin Covey
    -Urban Baggerie
    -Sugarbush Gourmet Gift Baskets

    Does the excitement ever end???

    #444961
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    FROM HERE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2011/06/26/construction-commences-on-several-shopping-centers.html?sid=101

    Worthington Place demo

    The new owners of the Shops at Worthington Place – formerly the Worthington Square mall – last week took another major step in the property’s overhaul, demolishing the long-vacant, 8,500-square-foot James Tavern restaurant building west of the mall.

    #444962

    RoundTowner
    Member

    Senator Tankerbell wrote >>
    In case the new owners wonder why nobody goes to that desolate soul-sucking place:
    -Talbots
    -Talbots Petite
    -Talbots Shoes & Accessories
    -Talbots Woman
    -Chico’s
    -Franklin Covey
    -Urban Baggerie
    -Sugarbush Gourmet Gift Baskets
    Does the excitement ever end???

    What.. no Laura Ashley or Crabtree and Evelyn??

    #444963
    Jeff Regensburger
    Jeff Regensburger
    Participant

    This is good news. One of the developers for the Shops at Worthington Place is Worthington resident. That bodes well for the success of the project.

    It’s refreshing too that there’s still some first generation suburban retail that’s able to push back against Easton, Polaris, Tuttle, et. al. Not every story has to end like Northland Mall, Southland Mall, and Westland Mall.

    #444964

    tolemac5050
    Participant

    Westland owners hope to make a mini-Easton

    with casino just down the road a definate possibility

    #444965
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    jeff_r wrote >>
    It’s refreshing too that there’s still some first generation suburban retail that’s able to push back against Easton, Polaris, Tuttle, et. al. Not every story has to end like Northland Mall, Southland Mall, and Westland Mall.

    Don’t forget about Eastland! There was a revamp there a few years ago.

    #444966

    gramarye
    Participant

    The only reason I ever went to this place was for the Godfry’s that used to be there. Ever since that store moved to a bigger space by Polaris, I haven’t been back to WSM. I hope that this facelift works, though I have to admit that I had written that place off as an archetypical example of the surfeit of retail square footage per capita in this country.

    #444967

    pspock
    Participant

    jeff_r wrote >>
    This is good news. One of the developers for the Shops at Worthington Place is Worthington resident. That bodes well for the success of the project.
    It’s refreshing too that there’s still some first generation suburban retail that’s able to push back against Easton, Polaris, Tuttle, et. al. Not every story has to end like Northland Mall, Southland Mall, and Westland Mall.

    Don’t foget New Market Mall. Suburban retail at its finest!

    #444968

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    I did not know of this mall’s existence.

    #444969

    pspock
    Participant

    GCrites80s wrote >>
    I did not know of this mall’s existence.

    The only reason I knew it existed is because someone once took me to Dalts.

    #444970

    bastardsuperstar
    Participant

    mmmmmmm . . . honey rolls at dalts was one of my faovrite treats like 15 years ago . . .

    #444971

    News
    Participant

    New tenants announced for Shops at Worthington Place
    Thursday, July 28, 2011
    BY MARLA MATZER ROSE
    The Columbus Dispatch

    Panera Bread, Johnson’s Real Ice Cream and Swan Cleaners will join the lineup of stores next spring at the Shops at Worthington Place, as the renamed mall formerly Worthington Square — undertakes a $10 million-plus renovation.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2011/07/28/worth-place.html?sid=101

    #444972

    dsigner
    Participant

    At some point isn’t the problem just too many malls and strip centers. What really is needed there that isn’t accessible very close by? Panera? Cosi is across the street. Johnson’s? Dairy Queen and Graters are 5 minutes down the road. I have no problem with competition and options, but at some point its just oversaturation. I’d love to see a couple more stores go into Olde Worthington. Also, reduce the sheer number of strip centers up and down High Street into fewer, denser, pockets. Let people drive to one area, walk around, instead of hopping in and out of cars every 3 blocks. Overall, it seems like we’re commercially over-developed (e.g., City Center) but I’m not sure how to sell/convert private land back to public use or some non-store but private business (e.g., bowling, movies, etc).

    #444973

    johnwirtz
    Participant

    dsigner said:
    At some point isn’t the problem just too many malls and strip centers. What really is needed there that isn’t accessible very close by? Panera? Cosi is across the street. Johnson’s? Dairy Queen and Graters are 5 minutes down the road. I have no problem with competition and options, but at some point its just oversaturation. I’d love to see a couple more stores go into Olde Worthington. Also, reduce the sheer number of strip centers up and down High Street into fewer, denser, pockets. Let people drive to one area, walk around, instead of hopping in and out of cars every 3 blocks. Overall, it seems like we’re commercially over-developed (e.g., City Center) but I’m not sure how to sell/convert private land back to public use or some non-store but private business (e.g., bowling, movies, etc).

    Yup:
    http://www.urbanophile.com/2011/04/13/the-sprawl-bubble-by-chuck-banas/

    BTW, Detroit and Cleveland are doing an excellent job converting private land to other non-uses, but I don’t think that’s the model you were looking for.

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