$500 million expansion announced for new district at Easton Town Center


Easton Town Center has announced a new expansion which will feature local and national retailers, restaurants, entertainment venues, hotels and public event spaces.

The new district will be located on 16 acres in the northeast quadrant of Easton Town Center, transforming the area between the Town Center and Easton Gateway.

The new expansion will be anchored by RH Columbus, The Gallery at Easton Town Center. It will be the first in Ohio and one of 17 stores in the country. It is expected to open before holiday 2019.

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A Marriott Aloft Hotel has also been announced and will be opening in 2020.

The expansion will exceed $500 million of development over the next four years.

Construction is already underway on different components of the expansion including:

Infrastructure: Site, roadway and utility infrastructure work is currently underway so customers will notice traffic pattern changes for the coming months.

Worth Avenue/Merchants Row: The existing Town Center will be connected to the new area via the extension of Worth Avenue and the addition of Merchants Row. Vibrant streetscapes with exciting new shopping, dining and leisure areas, such as The Yard and Urban Hearth, will activate the area and ensure that every visit brings a new experience for guests.

The Yard: Easton Town Center currently hosts more than 100 public events in the Town Square and North District Fountain area. To accommodate demand, the expansion will include a public green known as The Yard. The Yard is intended to be a leisure destination for live music and entertainment, events that benefit community organizations and other gatherings. It will be centrally located and surrounded by new eateries, shops and entertainment venues.

Urban Hearth: Located within the core of the expansion, Urban Hearth is an industrial building that has been architecturally deconstructed to create a social space energized by adjacent breweries, restaurants, and entertainment spaces. It is a lively environment to gather, relax and spend time with friends and family around the Hearth, on the patio, or in the alleyway surrounded by an eclectic mix of tenants.

Parking: As part of the new expansion, additional parking will be constructed including two new parking levels to the existing parking garage just north of Macy’s. A new six-level garage will also be added to the area. Together, these structures will add an additional 1,500 parking spaces in the Town Center.

Renderings of the new district at Easton Town Center