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Malls Reopen: Easton Requires Masks, Polaris & Tuttle Recommend Them

Walker Evans Walker Evans Malls Reopen: Easton Requires Masks, Polaris & Tuttle Recommend Them

As retailers begin to resume business operations, Central Ohio’s major shopping destinations have updated their customer code of conduct policies to reflect new safety measures to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Easton Town Center, Polaris Fashion Place and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing all re-opened to the public earlier today. While the state government […]

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Pier 1 Closing 450 Stores, Planning Bankruptcy Filing

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pier 1 Closing 450 Stores, Planning Bankruptcy Filing

Like clockwork, once the holiday shopping season ends, the store closure announcements begin. The latest participant in the ongoing retailpocolypse is Pier 1, which announced plans yesterday to close up to 450 stores as it weighs a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Pier 1 currently operates 942 stores, so the closures represent a nearly 50% reduction […]

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Polaris Mall Adding FieldhouseUSA Sports Facility

Walker Evans Walker Evans Polaris Mall Adding FieldhouseUSA Sports Facility

Many shopping malls across America have been forced to reinvent themselves following the bankruptcy and closure of many national retail brands over the past several years. One reinvention technique includes the conversion of shopping space to entertainment space. Easton Town Center recently added a LEGOLAND Discovery Center and will add a half dozen new entertainment […]

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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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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

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