2018 was an incredible year for Easton. From new store openings and memorable events to launching our own app, join us as we recap our favorite moments from last year. And, don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook to stay updated on all the exciting things we have planned for visitors in 2019!
Refreshed Station Building Opened
Last January, the new and improved Easton Station Building was revealed. As an integral part of the Easton experience and an epicenter of activity since our center opened in 1999, we felt this iconic space deserved a refresh. After nearly a year of construction, our vision came to life—allowing visitors to experience Easton in a whole new way!
THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Educational Exhibit Hosted at Easton
Last year, we had the honor of hosting the first ever, licensed traveling educational Wizard of Oz exhibit. Created by Miami Children’s Museum, the interactive fantasy adventure took children and families over the rainbow to experience the magic of the beloved film firsthand.
New Stores & Attractions
Over the course of 2018, we welcomed 11 new stores and attractions to Easton, including:
· Koko Tea Salon & Bakery
· Rock ‘Em Socks
Easton ShopLAB Launched
New to Easton in 2018 was our ShopLAB retail concept, a 500 sq. ft. space inside the Easton Station Building that can be rented by retailers that are interested in testing a brick-and-mortar presence in Columbus. The first retailer to take advantage of this innovative space is Rock ‘Em Socks. Be sure to stop by and check out their space!
2018 Awards for the Best Shopping Center!
We would like to express our gratitude to anyone who took the time to vote for us as part of (614) Magazine’s 2018 ColumBEST Awards. For the third year in a row, Easton was voted Best Shopping Center in Columbus. Also for the third year in a row, Easton was selected as the Best Destination Shopping Center in Columbus by The Columbus Dispatch. To be given these titles not once, but three times, is an honor we are beyond thankful for. Several of our tenants also received awards in a variety of categories.
myEaston Mobile App Released
Just in time for the 2018 holiday shopping season, we launched our myEaston app—your one-stop shop for everything Easton. The app was designed to help guests find parking, navigate their way around the center and stay updated on the latest store promotions and Easton events. Download it now on the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
20 Years of Holiday Traditions
Looking back over the past 20 years, we’re amazed by how many people have chosen to include Easton within their own special holiday traditions. From our annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony to carriage rides, carolers and dazzling light shows that are one-of-a-kind, we’ve enjoyed spreading holiday cheer to our neighbors in Columbus. In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we hosted a Whobilation-themed event that included a special reading of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.
Change for Charity Recipients
Since our founding 20 years ago, the Easton Community Foundation has been donating proceeds from Easton parking meters and tickets to designated Change for Charity partners. Our 2018 Change for Charity program benefitted six local nonprofit organizations focused on strengthening the central Ohio community.
What are your favorite Easton memories from 2018, and what are you looking forward to at Easton in 2019?