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Does Columbus Need a Third Costco?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Does Columbus Need a Third Costco?

Costco announced recently that a third Columbus store would be coming soon at the planned Dublin Green shopping center in Jerome Township. The Seattle-based chain entered the local market with a store at Polaris in 2006, and opened a second store at Easton in 2013. With each store averaging 145,000 square feet, few stores are […]


Dublin Green Shopping Center Adds Retail Competition to Northwest Suburbs

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dublin Green Shopping Center Adds Retail Competition to Northwest Suburbs

Columbus has seen relatively little in the way of large-scale suburban retail development in recent years, but that’s about to change. Nearly 400,000 square feet of retail space known as “Dublin Green” will emerge from the corn fields of Jerome Township, located approximately half-way between Dublin and Plain City. While the far-flung location seems remote […]


Is Columbus Ready for Two New Outlet Malls?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Is Columbus Ready for Two New Outlet Malls?

During the height of the 2012 shopping season you may have noticed a pair of announcements about two (yes, two) new large scale outlet mall developments planned at the interchange where Interstate 71 meets State Routes 36 and 37 (the Delaware/Sunbury exit in Delaware County). While the Columbus Underground Messageboard has already been buzzing with […]


The Short North’s Summer of Construction

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Short North’s Summer of Construction

Everyone knows that the Short North is home to some of the city’s best restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. This summer, the neighborhood will also be home to scaffolding, orange barrels, and construction workers as multiple new mixed-use developments get under way. “We are excited about all the new development,” says Diesha Condon, senior director […]


The Future of Retail in Downtown Columbus – Part I

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In November 2009, the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District announced a new retail incentive program that included the creation of a dedicated Retail Recruiter for Downtown. We spoke with Retail Recruiter Kacey Campbell in February, to find out more about what exactly she’d be working on, and one of the things she mentioned was an […]


The Past, Present and Future of Retail in Columbus

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If you’ve read any article about retail development in Central Ohio in the past decade, then Chris Boring is a name already familiar to you. Chris is the President of Boulevard Strategies, a local market research company that focuses on retail development in the Columbus region. We recently sat down with Chris to talk about […]


The Mile on High Development off to a slow start

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The Dispatch wrote As holidays approach, mayor still looks for ways to pump new life into vacancy-riddled heart of city Sunday, November 23, 2008 By Mark Ferenchik In his State of the City address in March, Mayor Coleman announced a “Mile on High District.” It would be an incentive-laden plan to inject life into a […]


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