Big Lots will move into big site in Pickerington | The Columbus Dispatch

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A nearly 56,000-square-foot site in Pickerington left vacant since the demise of Big Bear in 2004 soon will have a new tenant.
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Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#1 Apr 9, 2011
Keep it big!
cant keep it all

Stevens Point, WI

#2 Apr 9, 2011
Great, more riff raff coming to Pickerington
rdrfan21

Canal Winchester, OH

#3 Apr 9, 2011
So its ok to bring riff raff to columbus?
Question

Valley Stream, NY

#4 Apr 9, 2011
Some people will appreciate it.
not how its done is it

Reynoldsburg, OH

#5 Apr 9, 2011
"Pickerington did not offer Big Lots any tax abatements or incentives to locate in the city"

Then why move to this location?
Res ipsa loquitur

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 Apr 9, 2011
I'll embrace Big Lots' business plan and buy stock when they get into Bexley.
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#7 Apr 9, 2011
Big Plops draws flies. Hope Picktown has a swatter.
Another mother

Chillicothe, OH

#8 Apr 9, 2011
not how its done is it wrote:
"Pickerington did not offer Big Lots any tax abatements or incentives to locate in the city"
Then why move to this location?
Pickerington's tax rate is 1%...Columbus is 2.5%.
amc

Columbus, OH

#9 Apr 9, 2011
good take there ----- there columbus is sick of it
not how its done is it

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Apr 9, 2011
Another mother wrote:
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Pickerington's tax rate is 1%...Columbus is 2.5%.
A kindhearted business move to reduce employees taxes? Really?

My questioned referred to the moves by Bob Evans HQ and Alcatel-Lucent out of Columbus after generous tax incentives were offered by New Albany and Dublin. How was Pickerington able to secure Big Lots without a similar sweetheart deal?

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#11 Apr 9, 2011
Glad to see the old store filled in.
The additional traffic should help increase the accident rate at or around the intersection(s). I hope that those responsible for traffic movements are proactive on this.
PBR Street Gang

Columbus, OH

#12 Apr 9, 2011
Good-bye to Phillipi Road...
real deal

Findlay, OH

#13 Apr 9, 2011
PBR Street Gang wrote:
Good-bye to Phillipi Road...
I think they said a STORE was opening up there, not a warehouse which is whats on Philipi Rd.
3 boys

Delaware, OH

#14 Apr 9, 2011
Well, at least it's not pizza!!
ROLL ON BIG LOTS

Reynoldsburg, OH

#16 Apr 9, 2011
The BIGGER the SWEATSHOP OUTLET, the BETTER.
Kahless

Lancaster, OH

#17 Apr 9, 2011
not how its done is it wrote:
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A kindhearted business move to reduce employees taxes? Really?
My questioned referred to the moves by Bob Evans HQ and Alcatel-Lucent out of Columbus after generous tax incentives were offered by New Albany and Dublin. How was Pickerington able to secure Big Lots without a similar sweetheart deal?
An Ohio company realized they could make money there. It was good business on their part and I am glad no tax abatements etc. were needed.
I always question when a store closes down because it wasn't making enough money. I have seen it happen. A store was making money, paying the employees, showed a profit but not a big enough profit.
Another mother

Chillicothe, OH

#19 Apr 11, 2011
not how its done is it wrote:
<quoted text>
A kindhearted business move to reduce employees taxes? Really?
My questioned referred to the moves by Bob Evans HQ and Alcatel-Lucent out of Columbus after generous tax incentives were offered by New Albany and Dublin. How was Pickerington able to secure Big Lots without a similar sweetheart deal?
No, not employees' taxes - corporations pay local taxes too, and 1.5% of a lot of money is still a lot of money. Not to mention that Pickerington is a much nicer area than most of Columbus.
Columbus Invvestor

Columbus, OH

#20 Apr 11, 2011
BIG news!! Private Equity firms have offered $54.75/share to take Big Lots private!
Anonymous

Johnston, RI

#21 Apr 16, 2011
Columbus Invvestor wrote:
BIG news!! Private Equity firms have offered $54.75/share to take Big Lots private!
The auction process is still underway. If your so called rumor held any truth it would have been leaked to the mainstream business media by now. Nice try.
joan

Rock Hill, SC

#22 Apr 20, 2011
If everything going on, was leaked, the stock would be at the deal price. You can not expect all the details to be leaked.

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