Retail roundup: Who's coming and going in Central Ohio in 2019

Mainstream Boutique is one of several new retailers to join Central Ohio's lineup so far this year, while a handful of notable players have bowed out.

But as Mainstream Boutique's Grandview plans reflect, new arrivals are settling in throughout the region, not just in the Short North. Here's a rundown of some of the other leases signed, announcements made and notable changes through the first half of the year:

Athleta is opening a location in The Shops at Lane Avenue later this summer, joining a newly opened Anthony Vince Nail Spa which opened its doors this month.

School of Rock, a music lessons shop with an existing Columbus presence, leased 2,580 square feet at 5225 N. Hamilton Rd. in the Chestnut Hill IV strip center in Gahanna. Michael Nolan and Carlton Dargusch of The Gilbert Group represented the landlord.

Clothier Brandy Melville has opened a new location at Easton Town Center at the old Clarks space at 4014 The Strand W., which will join a number of new tenants including Sono Wood Fired across the street, a new Tory Burch store, and a glut of new openings that will come with Easton's $500 million expansion.

Easton's also getting a 17,500-square-foot Arhaus Furniture to anchor that expansion. It's joining anchor RH Columbus, The Gallery at Easton Town Center, a 136-room Aloft Hotel from Marriott and the new Pins Mechanical Co./16-Bit Bar + Arcade.

Burlington Coat Factory has taken a 38,000-square-foot space at 1400 Gemini Place, the former Toys R Us. The retailer is targeting an October opening date for the space near Polaris.

Conrads College Gifts, a mainstay in the University District, announced plans to move from its longtime 316 W. Lane Ave. home to two new locations, in Dublin and Easton.

LaDrea has opened a 1,100-square-foot space at 6562 Longshore St. in Dublin. A personal survival story motivates this cosmetics retailer. It's one of several new tenants at Bridge Park.


Mellissa Miller