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Looking Back: 10 Years After the Closure of the City Center Mall

Walker Evans Walker Evans Looking Back: 10 Years After the Closure of the City Center Mall

On March 5, 2009, the Columbus City Center Mall officially closed its doors forever. A decade later, the mall’s successes and failures can still be felt in Downtown Columbus where retail business has struggled to regain the foothold lost when the mall went away, even though the Downtown residential population has continued to climb. “When […]

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The City Center Mall Lives on Inside the ColumbusUnderground.com Offices

Walker Evans Walker Evans The City Center Mall Lives on Inside the ColumbusUnderground.com Offices

When the City Center Mall opened in 1989 it signaled the arrival of the first upscale shopping destination in Central Ohio. Twenty years later, the mall was in the process of being razed to make room for the new Columbus Commons, but it could be said that the mall made it possible for newer shopping […]

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History Lesson: The Site of Columbus Commons

Doug Motz Doug Motz History Lesson: The Site of Columbus Commons

Many of us can remember City Center and the ever-changing Rubik’s Cube of shops that began with upscale retailers like Marshall Field’s, Armani Exchange and Henri Bendel but concluded with the likes of the Dollar Store. Some of us – like me – can remember a time shortly before that when the Centrum Ice-Skating Rink […]

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Downtown Development Continues in 2010

Walker Evans Walker Evans

NBC4 ran a feature yesterday evening covering a variety of ongoing development projects currently underway Downtown, including the Gay Street Corridor, the Franklin County Courthouse, the Scioto Mile, the River South Development, and the Demolition of City Center. Nothing too in-depth, but a nice recap and reminder of what we can expect to see coming […]

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Best Development of 2009: City Center

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2009 was a busy year in terms of urban development projects, so our readers had a lot to choose from when picking one that stood out as the best of 2009. The project that rose to the top of the list was the currently ongoing demolition of the empty City Center mall that is setting […]

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County to offer $3M for Six-Acre City Center Park

Walker Evans Walker Evans County to offer $3M for Six-Acre City Center Park

An article in today’s Dispatch is reporting that a proposal from Franklin County commissioners would provide a $3 million investment towards the demolition of City Center and development of the Columbus Commons project, but would also set aside six acres of the nine acre site for permanent park space. The demolition of the mall is […]

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City Center Mall Demolition Underway

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The demolition of the City Center mall is officially underway, and the new Columbus Commons project is moving forward. The skywalk over Rich Street connecting the former mall to the parking garage has already come down, and much of the southwest corner of the structure has been stripped away over the past few days. The […]

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