From City Center to HighPoint: Always the Best Retail Locations for Rent in Columbus
Downtown Columbus is full of new parks and upscale housing, but what about retail locations for rent? For those looking to invest in commercial real estate, all of the new developments in Columbus are sure to entice you. After all, office space is 60% cheaper in Columbus, compared to the Big Apple; so why wouldn’t you want to open up shop here?
Downtown Columbus has been the focus of a massive renovation over the last decade. Columbus has seen success both economically and socially, but it has also gone through its rough times, especially when it came to shopping and residential property. Today, downtown is once again a hot spot, but what led it here?
Columbus City Center – or City Center – was the nucleus for Central Ohio’s shoppers. If you were purchasing a gift or buying a new pair of pants in the 1990s and early 2000s, you were likely headed to City Center, with the most sought-after retail locations for rent on the map. However, the allure of this shopping haven was replaced with new destinations in the suburbs. Developers simply disregarded Columbus as a place to build new shopping malls. For many years, neglect wore on the City Center, and residents and developers alike forgot about it. Fortunately, the heart of downtown Columbus beats again with all of the recent renovations – especially when it comes to retail space for rent.
How did Columbus revive the beat of its heart, downtown? It all started with HighPoint on Columbus Commons. This Columbus Ohio real estate development project, one of the largest apartment developments to open in Ohio in 2013, has two additional buildings and 22,000 feet of retail space.
With that said, there are retail locations for rent all through downtown Columbus – and with a population doubled from what it was 10 years ago, tenants are begging for the location.
- By the end of 2013, the entire North building (98 apartments) is expected to be occupied
- By February 2014, the South building will be full
- 60 tenants are already leasing the commercial retail space
There will be rentable space of 22,000 square feet! Now, what does that mean?
- At least two full-service restaurants
- Over 1 million annual visitors to the location
- Valet parking
- 100,000 daytime workers
- Pedestrian tunnel connection from High Street to the Commons in Downtown Columbus
- Parking located both in the underground parking deck and above ground
How can you take advantage of the retail space that is left? Since Columbus’ very own commercial real estate property broker
and developer, The Robert Weiler Company, has been spearheading HighPoint on Columbus Commons, you can call 1-614-221-4286 for more details. But hurry – with such fast-moving retail locations for rent, you will want to move swiftly on this opportunity!