Storage Facility Planned for Former Giant Eagle
A Georgia-based company plans to convert the former Giant Eagle store at 1000 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. into a self-storage facility.
The Columbus City Council approved a rezoning of the nine-acre site in February, which will also allow for two commercial buildings to be built on outlots located closer to the main road. The gas station that once sat on the site has been removed.
The last day of operations at the grocery store was March 4, 2017, the same day that Giant Eagle closed stores in Hilliard (1760 Hilliard-Rome Rd.) and in Victorian Village (777 Neil Ave.).
Jason Linscott, Chief Investment Officer of Stein Investment Group, said that the company hopes to “start work as soon as possible” on the storage facility, and is currently working through the permitting process. Plans have not been finalized for the commercial buildings, he said, but some type of retail or restaurant use is likely.
The firm has developed over three million square feet of self-storage space, according to Linscott, who said that includes both new-builds and adaptations of existing buildings – past projects include the conversion of former K-Marts, bowling alleys, and car dealerships.
The Columbus facility will be branded as Space Shop Self Storage.
This article was modified to include more information on Stien Investment Group.