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Photos: Fitz and the Tantrums at the Westland Mall Drive-In

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Fitz and the Tantrums at the Westland Mall Drive-In

It’s Friday night in Columbus and after a six month starvation from live music there’s an actual national touring act playing in front of actual humans on an actual stage. Is the world finally fixed? Can we get within 6 feet of each other again? Well, sadly, no. But, thanks to Prime Social Group and […]

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Photos: Westland Mall Drive-In Kicks Off with Mojoflo, The Floorwalkers

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Westland Mall Drive-In Kicks Off with Mojoflo, The Floorwalkers

Thanks to a new way of seeing live performances produced by Prime Social Group, The Floorwalkers and Mojoflo were able to perform in front of a live, in-person audience in Columbus last night. On Thursday, Sept. 10, the two bands took the outdoor stage as the first acts of Prime Social’s new venue. The Westland […]

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Prime Social Group Launches Westland Mall Drive-In, Concert Series

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Prime Social Group Launches Westland Mall Drive-In, Concert Series

Prime Social Group has announced the opening of a socially distant, COVID-19 compliant drive-in live music and event venue, the Westland Mall Drive-In. The venue will host its first-ever drive-in concert series, starting Thursday, Sept. 10 with Ohio favorites Mojoflo and The Floorwalkers. “Our fans have missed having live music in their lives amid the […]

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Sale of Sears Property Bodes Well for Westland Mall Redevelopment Prospects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Sale of Sears Property Bodes Well for Westland Mall Redevelopment Prospects

Plaza Properties has acquired the former Westland Mall Sears store and parking lot for $3.15 million, bringing the entire 80-plus acre site under the control of one owner and removing a major barrier to the property’s redevelopment. Franklin County officials and neighborhood advocates have grown frustrated over the course of the last several years with […]

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Westland Mall Headed to 100% Vacancy with Closure of Sears

Walker Evans Walker Evans Westland Mall Headed to 100% Vacancy with Closure of Sears

The long-neglected Westland Mall will officially be empty this fall as the final tenant shutters its doors. Sears announced its latest round of 72 store closures yesterday, which includes its Westland Mall and Eastland Mall locations. The Westland Mall property has been discussed many times as a possible site for a catalytic development project that could […]

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In Limbo: Updates on 15 Urban Development Projects That Were Quiet in 2016

Brent Warren Brent Warren In Limbo: Updates on 15 Urban Development Projects That Were Quiet in 2016

Here’s a list of potentially big stories that we didn’t hear much about in 2016. They didn’t fit into any of the categories for our annual Year in Review — completed, under construction, or proposed — so we thought we’d compile another list, this one focused on projects that first came to our attention in […]

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Frustration Grows at Lack of Progress on Westland Mall Site

Brent Warren Brent Warren Frustration Grows at Lack of Progress on Westland Mall Site

Frustration is growing on the West Side as the another year passes with no movement on the Westland Mall site. Although it looked like demolition of the mall was imminent last December — when Franklin Township officials cited the property’s owner for a series of code violations — those issues were resolved a short time later and the mall […]

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