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Friday, December 26, 2014

Polaris Fashion Place- (Columbus, OH)

When you think of the best mall in the city, or state, referring specifically in Ohio, what comes to mind? I have been to many cities and many states, which therefore entitles the tendency to come across a variety of malls, ranging from dying to thriving, small and immense in size, and leads me to judge the significance the mall poses on the area, and why I come to conclude that Polaris Fashion Place is the best mall in the city of Columbus, Ohio, and making my list of one of the best malls in the state!

The population of the city of Columbus in approximately 822,553, with several malls and retail points of interest around the area to come a relatively concise conclusion on what the best mall in the area is, but after all, this is only my opinion, but is based on the factors of the malls size, stores, level of wealth the mall bases its sales, and the types of people, (i.e. income and demographic), that I can conclude, that Polaris is the best mall in the city.

The Polaris Fashion Place is the most updated and current mall in Columbus and the surrounding suburbs. Easton Town Center opened in 1999, before that, there was a running of the original malls, Northland (1964), Eastland (1968), and Westland (1969), Polaris is the newest, opening in 2001 on the north side.

The Mall is a part of the Polaris Center of Commerce real estate development.

The mall began construction in early 2000, and opened in 2001 with 146 inline tenants, many of which were lacking in the market, like Kaumann's, The Great Indoors, the first Lord & Taylor in the state, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

The other three anchor stores included JCPenney, Sears, and Lazarus, all of which relocated from the Northland Mall, which closed in 2002, when the rest of the stores primarily relocated here.

Below are pictures of the mall on a warm spring late afternoon in March 2013, descriptions included on various points of interest on the malls history.

Former The Great Indoors, closed 2012.

In February 2012, Sears Holdings announced it would close all 9 of its The Great Indoors stores, which included this one.

The Great Indoors

Former Kaufmann's property

Lord & Taylor closed in 2004, and was replace a year later by Von Maur, which was the first in the state of Ohio.

Former Lord & Taylor

In 2003, the Lazarus store was in the mist of being purchased by Macy's, and they formed a co-brand, as Lazarus-Macy's, which changed to only Macy's in 2005. In 2006, the acquisition by Federated Corporation, which is Macy's now, of Kaufmann's parent company, The May Co., the Kaufmann's store closed because the mall did not need two Macy's store, and the store was torn down in 2007 for Barnes & Noble, Forever 21, and several restaurants like the Cheesecake Factory and Dave & Buster's opened.

Former Coldwater Creek, right?

The nicest mall in the city, if not the state, but don't leave it up to me to decide, what do you think?

Feel free to post and comment below.

Thank you for reading.

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