Several key businesses remain on track to open in time for the holidays as work continues on the $500 million Easton Town Center expansion.
RH Gallery, Forty Deuce, Forbidden Root, The Beeline and Arhaus are all expected to be open for the holiday shopping season. The spring will see more openings, including Pins Mechanical, True Food Kitchen and Crimson.
The 136-room Aloft Hotel is scheduled to open sometime in 2020.
The dozen buildings currently under construction represent the first phase of the 16-acre expansion. Clustered on either side of Worth Avenue – north of Macy’s and east of Nordstrom – the new buildings contain over 125,000 square feet of office space, in addition to all of the retail, restaurant and entertainment offerings.
An additional 1,500 parking spaces are also being constructed – the existing Worth Garage is being expanded, and a new, six-story garage is being built next to the Aloft Hotel.
Lori Bongiorno, Principal and Director of the Commercial Studio for M + A Architects – the locally-based firm that serves as the architect of record for Easton Town Center – said that the expansion marks the latest in what she sees as a tradition of innovation at Easton.
“The new expansion at Easton is a great demonstration of longevity strategy, in response to the shift of retail trends in the modern market,” she said.
“Easton takes shopping and turns it into an experience, creating…real-life moments that engage and excite consumers,” added Bongiorno, who also serves as Director for Ohio for the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Easton Town Center was co-developed by L Brands, The Georgetown Company and Steiner + Associates. Representatives of the developers have declined to share any detailed plans for the next phase of construction, although they did confirm to CU that the expansion will include a total of 750 new residential units.
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