Shopping Center Business

MAY 2015

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C E N T E R R E V I E W 108 • SHOPPING CENTER BUSINESS • MAY 2015 Randall Shearin Opening this fall, Liberty will provide needed retail for North Cincinnati. Liberty Center Defnes New Market T he North Cincinnati, Ohio, mar- ketplace is about to get a signifi- cant and market defining new mixed-use addition, as Liberty Center has officially announced its grand open- ing date for this fall. The super-regional project will open its doors on October 8, formally signifying the unveiling of a retail destination that is unlike anything else in the market. An open-air, town-center de- velopment with innovative design details and experiential depth, Liberty Center features a diverse array of retail, dining and entertainment options alongside sig- nificant office, residential and hospitality components. The 64-acre 1.2-million- square-foot project is co-developed by Steiner + Associates and Bucksbaum Re- tail Properties. With a thoughtful design and a dynamic approach that fosters activity, engagement and connectivity throughout the site, Lib- erty Center has already drawn compari- sons to the iconic Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Steiner + Associates CEO Yaromir Steiner says Liberty Cen- ter is an example of the next generation of town center developments that are moving the concept forward in new and exciting ways. According to Steiner, "Lib- erty is about leveraging great spaces and places in creative and memorable ways: building layers of energy and experience atop a strong foundation of commercial fundamentals." The project includes more than 630,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and entertainment, 75,000 square feet of office, 190,000 square feet of high-end residential (240 units), and a 130-key AC Hotel by Marriott. Liberty Center's quickly expanding tenant lineup already features a num- ber of regional and state firsts. Dillard's new 200,000 square-foot location will be its first ground-up store in the state of Ohio. Dick's Sporting Goods new 80,000-square-foot concept will be the first of its kind for the Cincinnati mar- ket, and the AC Hotel by Marriott is an- other state first. Liberty Center's theater anchor is an 82,000-square-foot 16-screen CinéBistro theater. The CinéBistro's six "dine in" screens represent another first for the Cincinnati market. And, Liberty Center's already announced restaurant contingent is highlighted by the market's Liberty Center includes more than 630,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and entertainment, 75,000 square feet of office, 190,000 square feet of high-end residential (240 units), and a 130-key AC Hotel by Marriott.

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