More than 30 million people visit it each year and spend more than a billion dollars there. It offers 50-plus food and beverage options. Stroll through the massive development in Columbus and one out of every seven people you pass traveled more than 100 miles to be there. And if that’s not enough to demonstrate that Easton Town Center continued to provide America’s best retail center experience during a pandemic-plagued year, consider that it signed leases with 10 new tenants and opened a 16-acre, $500 million New District in early 2021.
Yaromir Steiner, the CEO of Steiner + Associates, which manages Easton (No. 1 on Chain's Store Age's annual Top 10 Retail Center Experiences list ) said that March and April sales at the center ran 5% to 8% higher than they were in 2019. And that was still a time when its AMC 30 cinema, one of the most successful in the nation, remained closed.