Easton Town Center has become such a ...

Easton Town Center has become such a popular fixture, it's hard...

There are 55 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 5, 2009, titled Easton Town Center has become such a popular fixture, it's hard.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Shoppers walk toward the enclosed Easton Station. ERIC ALBRECHT Dispatch photos Easton Plaza features a kid-friendly fountain in front of Brio Tuscan Grille.

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Jim

Columbus, OH

#23 Jul 5, 2009
To me, Tuttle Crossing is really beginning to show its age. It makes no sense to have two (2) Macy's. The layout is confusing and I just think it is slowly beginning to decline.
Proposition 13

Columbus, OH

#24 Jul 5, 2009
Midas Touch wrote:
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Easton was a nice idea and for the most part appears to have done well so far. Unfortunately, like most other areas Columbus City has touched with aggressive annexations over the past 50 years, it too will someday turn to crap. Look what Columbus did to Sawmill Rd., Morse Rd., doing to Tuttle, has done to City Center, the mess they are making out of Polaris, the list goes on... try keeping them out of the mix someday and end up with something that can actually be sustained.
Columbus lets every major artery go to pot. Let's hope that having a TIF in place at Easton means that the area can be kept up like it should be.
Tim

Delaware, OH

#25 Jul 5, 2009
I used to work at Polaris Fashion Place. Polaris Fashion Place is a teenager hangout also. However, Mall Security does their best to keep the kids in line. Easton has Security and Columbus PD to try to keep the punks in check.

Since: Jun 09

Pickerington, OH

#26 Jul 5, 2009
the city doesn't let these major arteries go to pot, folks. the businesses who abandon them do! there is physically nothing wrong with the infrastructure of any of those roads and utliities! the commercial conglomerates all just pack up and move to the next new shiny development when that comes along, leaving the wake of abandoned buildings behind them.

when the next developer decides to plunk down a megamall betwen dublin and marysville and all of teh stores at tuttle end up closing and moving im sure you'll blame the city of columbus for that too.

ridiculous! the unsustainable greedy developers are to blame. your wagging fingers are pointing in teh wrong direction!
Thinker

Columbus, OH

#27 Jul 5, 2009
Im Joe the Plumber wrote:
After you're done shopping at Easton you can go across Morse Rd. and shop at the Little Linden WalMart for a little added diversity.
That is a very scary WalMart - I won't go there at night. The parking lot looks like a herd of zombies has trashed it, and too many of the patrons inside look ready to go bonkers.
Bo Dark

Powell, OH

#28 Jul 6, 2009
Thinker wrote:
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That is a very scary WalMart - I won't go there at night. The parking lot looks like a herd of zombies has trashed it, and too many of the patrons inside look ready to go bonkers.
That's the way to say things, Thinker. I'm too politically correct to speak out, but the imagery you used made the point without seeming cruel.
hoppinJohn

Pickerington, OH

#29 Jul 6, 2009
Thinker wrote:
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That is a very scary WalMart - I won't go there at night. The parking lot looks like a herd of zombies has trashed it, and too many of the patrons inside look ready to go bonkers.
" If you can't be a part of the solution do not be a part of the problem". I try to live by that motto daily. I can only say don 't go to Walmart. I go there, why, because all of us need to be exposed to all types of customers. Everyone is so wrapped up in their small worlds. That's what wrong with the world, we are so critical of one another. And another thing, Easton is just fine. And I'm a senior citizen and I drive a Benz, but I feel no better than anyone else.
Sam

United States

#30 Jul 6, 2009
The only WalMart I feel safe in is the one in Dublin. The rest are downright scary!!
Proposition 13

Powell, OH

#31 Jul 6, 2009
Sam wrote:
The only WalMart I feel safe in is the one in Dublin. The rest are downright scary!!
Reynoldsburg, Hilliard, Stringtown, Circleville, Newark, Lancaster and Canal Winchester are all okay. Notice a pattern here? All outside of I-270!!!
Proposition 13

Powell, OH

#32 Jul 6, 2009
Jim wrote:
To me, Tuttle Crossing is really beginning to show its age. It makes no sense to have two (2) Macy's. The layout is confusing and I just think it is slowly beginning to decline.
Macy's was unable to find an acceptable buyer so it has to keep operating both stores under the terms of its agreement with the mall developer. I'm sure they would love to close the other store if they could.
Donna

Philadelphia, PA

#33 Jul 6, 2009
Thinker wrote:
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That is a very scary WalMart - I won't go there at night. The parking lot looks like a herd of zombies has trashed it, and too many of the patrons inside look ready to go bonkers.
I'm from out of state but even around here sometimes when I go to our aging Mall (Concord Mall) and a really bad Mall I won't visit (crime area) I think of the movie "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" come to life or else the "Back To the Future" one with Biff's world and that is casinos in the Phila. area... Would this be Easton Town Canter in 20 years? I'd say unlikely.
Doug

United States

#34 Jul 6, 2009
Getting tired wrote:
I have tried to like all of the artificial Disneyland like atmosphere of Easton but I guess I blame Wexner for the demise of downtown City Center. He was one of the major players in that also. Of course, the rich always say that "all is fair in love and war and business" The expansion of the elite New Albany with it's boring use of a beautiful Georgian architecture tells it's own story. I seldom use Easton and don't plan to.
you are tired!! You are the type that LABELS everything new as Disney like. Get over it, nothing old is being built, everything built is NEW!!
Paul-Columbus

Chicago, IL

#35 Jul 6, 2009
Attn Proposition 13-Reynoldsburg isn't a Suburb, it's now the Ghetto..........
Donna

Philadelphia, PA

#36 Jul 6, 2009
Someone said Georgian architecture is tired..Georgian architecture is timeless & an all brick structure is safer in a region known for tornadoes....Bricks withstand the wind better than cheap vinyl siding,etc....Also a certain unifornity of architectural styles is more attractive than variety of trendy styles...The Palladian windows can be a bit much when they are seen on garage doors....The concept of back alleys for garages is timeless & dates back to the carriage house concept of early American architecture and my grandparents had their garage in back of their house as a separate structure on an alley backing and shared with houses in back of them....Washington DC and Middleberg VA & Philadelphia & Virginia have some timeless colonial architecture. Williamsburg,VA etc...Governor's Palace,etc...Kind of unusual for Ohio but it was a brave choice and certainly seems more weather-proof. Of course, everyone doesn't ride horses so to aspire to that lifestyle seems a bit artificial but that's life.
Ghostryder

Columbus, OH

#37 Jul 6, 2009
I have been to Easton a few times. It is a nice, diverse place to spend time. Unfortunately, after 6 or 7 pm it remends me of Eastland Mall. The thugs and wanna be gang bangers run rampant and dare you to cross them and the little bit of turf they stand on and act like they own. It doesn`t bother me so much, but I have seen the fear and trepidation on the faces of families with children present and females shopping together. Polaris is just too far away. And as for Wal-Mart, what do you expect? The hillbillies need someplace to shop.
Proposition 13

Columbus, OH

#38 Jul 6, 2009
Paul-Columbus wrote:
Attn Proposition 13-Reynoldsburg isn't a Suburb, it's now the Ghetto..........
Why do you think I'm moving?
Ghostryder

Columbus, OH

#39 Jul 6, 2009
Proposition 13 wrote:
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Why do you think I'm moving?
Just promise your new address won`t have internet access.

Think of the grief you could save other people.
JEFF

Columbus, OH

#40 Jul 6, 2009
From what i can see alot of the ghetto people were mad when there northland mall closed. Now alot of ghetto are at Easton causing trouble. Polaris does not have to worry about all the people who cause trouble because it is to far away. I dont think Polaris or tuttle has ever had to worry about horrible people or gheto people. Its sad here you are trying to shop and run errands and you have to think, did i park in a safe place? I think if anything Easton Security does a good job with the size of staff they have. Thank god there are alot of cameras to watch people. my hat goes off to people who work at easton and have to deal with a wide variety of people.
robert

Columbus, OH

#41 Jul 6, 2009
well iam not from here but in california in l.a. this is what easton reminds me of. To rid yourself of the gang bangers you need more security and as for the ghetto people you will also have to clamp down on them as well. its about coming down hard on those who should not be there in the first place but to cause trouble. If you cant behave, stay home. In Los angeles you are warned 2 times do not act up or you will not be allowed to come here again. They actually took your picture and if the camera saw you it would notify the person watching the camera this person was here. I dont know if easton has that technology but they did in the mall where i shopped. Sooner or later hopefully you will get this under control. As for Wal-mart shopping there after dark can be dangerous. i have heard of people having problems there and sams club can be scary also.and yes ghostryder i agree you see some weird people and scary walking around wal-mart

Since: Jun 09

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#42 Jul 7, 2009
DowntownColumbus wrote:
the city doesn't let these major arteries go to pot, folks. the businesses who abandon them do! there is physically nothing wrong with the infrastructure of any of those roads and utliities!
except for the traffic disasters on Brice rd and Sawmill Rd.., the goofy new and improved morse rd I270 interchange where you can no longer get to and from SR161 from Morse Rd., the Eastland Mall that you can see from the freeway, but you really can't get to it.

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