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Demolition Likely for Westland Mall — But What Comes Next?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolition Likely for Westland Mall — But What Comes Next?

The formerly iconic Westland Mall may soon be no more. Officials from Franklin Township are currently discussing options with mall owners Plaza Properties, and all signs are pointing toward the eventual demolition of the building. Local retail strategist Chris Boring, owner of Boulevard Strategies, says that while expensive, demolition is likely the best course of action. He’s […]

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Target Closing West Side Location in November

Walker Evans Walker Evans Target Closing West Side Location in November

The West Side Target, located at 3720 Soldano Blvd (in the Consumer Square Shopping Center off West Broad Street), will be closing their doors sometime in November. A part time employee tipped us off in a discussion about West Side redevelopment ideas on our messageboard, noting that the decision to close was made about a week […]

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Land Yacht BBQ Leads Charge at Hollywood & Broad Gourmet Food Park

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Land Yacht BBQ Leads Charge at Hollywood & Broad Gourmet Food Park

When the Hollywood Casino opened in Columbus at 200 Georgesville Road in 2012, it sparked new life on the West Side. Visitors came in droves to gamble, socialize, and eat. There are four restaurants located inside the casino, but not many other food options in the area. That’s why Chris Haydocy stepped in. Market studies […]

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First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Dirty Frank’s Westgate

The Westgate community welcomed its newest neighbors to town last night with a packed house. Dirty Frank’s Westgate, located at 2836 West Broad Street, officially opened for business yesterday evening, and the event brought most residents and supporters out in droves. The new store is 2,500 square feet, and can easily seat more than twice […]

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New Retail Program Targets Lennox, Cleveland Avenue, West Broad

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Retail Program Targets Lennox, Cleveland Avenue, West Broad

Franklin County and ECDI jointly launched a new retail incubation program that is targeting specific neighborhoods throughout Columbus. The “Retail Incubation Supporting Entrepreneurs” (RISE) program has a goal of giving retail a boost in places such as Cleveland Avenue, West Broad Street around the Hollywood Casino, and a new potential vision for The Lennox Town […]

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West Side Leaders Excited About Casino and Future Green Development

Brent Warren Brent Warren West Side Leaders Excited About Casino and Future Green Development

Since opening nearly five months ago, much of the media discussion of the Hollywood Casino in Columbus has centered on the number of people coming through the door and what kind of experience they are having once they do. A group of planners, business leaders and other interested parties gathered at an event on Thursday […]

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Columbus Hollywood Casino Prepares Kitchens for Opening Day

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Hollywood Casino Prepares Kitchens for Opening Day

The Columbus Hollywood Casino officially opens on Monday, October 8th and thousands are expected to flood the venue on opening day. While the slot machines and gaming tables are all set up and ready to go, there’s still a flurry of activity happening behind the scenes in the kitchens of the four dining establishments at […]

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