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10/26/2021

Easton Town Center opens nine new tenants

Cut to the lowest occupancy rate in its 20-year history by the pandemic, Columbus's 90-acre super-center roars back with nine new tenants.
Al Urbanski
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Dr. Martens
Dr. Martens brings its boots to Columbus.

When the occupancy rate of Easton Town Center, the 90-acre mega-center in Columbus, slipped below 90% during the pandemic, Steiner + Associates executive VP of asset performance Beau Arnason said that the management company welcomed the opportunity.

“It gave us the luxury to move some things around and bring in a new variety of tenants,” Arnason said.

Nine of them opened this month at Easton, named the Top Retail Center Experience in the United States this year by Chain Store Age. Here are the new arrivals, seven of which are new to Ohio or to Columbus. 

Levi’s:  The brand’s first Ohio NextGen store allows customers to engage with an in-store stylist to customize their own looks with patches, colored rivets, and other distinctive fashion elements.

Dr. Martens: The black boot with the yellow stitching made famous by The Clash can also be customized by purchasers in the Easton store. Throughout Dr. Martens history, the brand has been adopted and subverted by diverse individuals, musicians, youth cultures and tribes.

Solich Piano & Music Company: The fastest growing piano dealer in the Midwest, Solich carries a wide range of fine piano brands that include Yamaha, Bösendorfer, Schimmel, Estonia, and Pramberger. The 8,100-square-foot will also be the setting for recitals and concerts that will be livestreamed for the community.

Urban Outfitters:  Founded in 1970 in a small space across the street from the University of Pennsylvania, Urban Outfitters now operates over 200 stores in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Fay’ Crepes: Fay, a Somali-American, took her mother’s crepe recipe and elevated it with ingredients that include strawberries, Nutella, steak, or chicken. Fay's Crepes also serves waffles that are available throughout the day.

Sono Wood Fired: This restaurant serves Italian cuisine from Tuscany and Florence accompanied by craft cocktails, global wines, and micro-brewed beers including Sono’s own 1837 Red Ale.

Pho Social: Easton press materials describe this as an authentic Vietnamese restaurant serving dishes created by the Do family with “genuine love and passion for Vietnamese cuisine that stems from strong family values.”

Boss Gal Beauty Bar: This will be the largest Boss Gal location in central Ohio, featuring private medical treatment rooms and an open concept facial bar allows guests to experience the beauty services in an inviting and comfortable atmosphere.

Glenn Avenue Soap Company: The company founded by Dr. Sandra Metzler, a biomedical engineer wary of the risks of harmful ingredients in soaps and skincare treatment, starts a temporary run in Easton’s Shop/LAB flexible space. Her broad range of soaps, lotions, and skin care products are handcrafted using simple ingredients and pure essential oils.