Easton: 5 Things to Know + A Fashion Night Giveaway

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Come celebrate style with us next Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Easton Fashion Night.

Take advantage of drink and dinner specials during happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m., and then head to the Central Park Fountain for mini makeovers, sweet treats and giveaways. CMH Fashion Week models will walk around the fountain in fall's best fashions, too, so get ready to be inspired.

To get you excited for #EastonFN, Kristy is giving away $200 to Easton in her enews next Thursday. So make sure you sign up to receive it here!

Lastly, here are five little-known facts about Easton, taken from our big behind-the-scenes feature in our September/October issue. (Read the rest here.) Enjoy!

1.The Starbucks at Easton was the first in Central Ohio, according to anecdotal evidence.

2. Of the top seven U.S.-based retailers, based on average sales per square foot, Easton has six: Apple, Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, lululemon, Coach and Kate Spade. The only one it doesn't have is Murphy USA-a gas station convenience store.

3. Just as Ohio is a bellwether state for politics, it's a bellwether state for retail. Many companies start on the coasts. If they decide to try the Midwest, Ohio is often their first stop. And within Ohio, Easton is often where they choose to open. Some of Easton's Ohio-exclusive shops include: Louis Vuitton, Burberry, American Girl, Tommy Bahama, Henri Bendel, C. Wonder, Paper Source, Marmi, west elm and the coming-soon Vineyard Vines. (And yes, ladies, they are having continued conversations with Zara, which has expressed interest.)

4. Next up: Easton Gateway, some of which opens this fall, will feature several shops for outdoor pursuits, including Dick's Sporting Goods (now open), REI (now open), Field & Stream and Golf Galaxy. It will also include Saks Off 5th, Melt Bar & Grilled and more.

5. More than 100 companies have offices at Easton, and several are headquartered there, including: Safe Auto, M/I Homes, Thirty-One Gifts and Lane Bryant.

Sources: Easton, eMarketer