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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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Easton Town Center Announces $500 Million Expansion

Brent Warren Brent Warren Easton Town Center Announces $500 Million Expansion

Easton Town Center unveiled plans today for a 16-acre expansion that will include multiple blocks of new retail and restaurant storefronts, a 136-room Aloft Hotel, office space, additional parking, and a new outdoor plaza. Also planned as part of the $500 million project are new residential units and a three-story, 40,000-square-foot RH Gallery that is […]

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Luxury Retailer Henri Bendel Closing All Stores

Walker Evans Walker Evans Luxury Retailer Henri Bendel Closing All Stores

Columbus-based apparel company L Brands announced yesterday that it would be shuttering its Henri Bendel line of stores, and ending online sales as well. Customers are able to say their goodbyes through the holiday shopping season though, as the closure won’t take place until January. “We are committed to improving performance in the business and […]

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19 Retailers that Filed for Bankruptcy and/or Closed Stores in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans 19 Retailers that Filed for Bankruptcy and/or Closed Stores in 2017

Consumer trends are changing in the world of traditional retail shopping. Those words couldn’t have rang truer in 2017, a year that saw a massive wave of bankruptcy filings and store closures across major brands, despite a growing US economy. Some of the spokespeople for the struggling stores are blaming Amazon for ravaging brick and […]

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A 36,000 Square Foot LEGO Playground is Coming to Columbus in 2018

Walker Evans Walker Evans A 36,000 Square Foot LEGO Playground is Coming to Columbus in 2018

In 2018, Columbus will become home to the first LEGOLAND Discovery Center in the state of Ohio. Representatives at Easton Town Center announced this morning that construction is expected to begin soon on the new space, which will replace the recently closed KDB entertainment venue within the newly remodeled Easton Station building. “The LEGOLAND Discovery […]

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Store Closures Announced for Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant

Walker Evans Walker Evans Store Closures Announced for Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant

The Connecticut-based Ascena Retail Group is the latest chain store owner to jump on the Retailpocolypse bandwagon, announcing last Thursday that it would be closing somewhere between 250 and 650 of its locations over the course of the next two years. Those closures would include Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant locations. Retail brick-and-mortar closures continue to mount up, and […]

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Eastland Mall Will Have No Anchors Following Sears Closure

Walker Evans Walker Evans Eastland Mall Will Have No Anchors Following Sears Closure

With a one-two punch, Eastland Mall has lost all of its remaining anchor stores. Macy’s announced plans back in January to close its Eastland location, and yesterday Sears revealed that it will be closing its store there — along with 71 other locations across the U.S. — sometime in September. The mall, originally opened 1968, has […]

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