January 24th, 2014
Dan Eaton, Columbus Business First
Now the attention on Grandview Yard turns toward the middle.
It’s been another newsy week for Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd.’s mixed-use project with the securing of Panera Bread Co. for a new bakery-cafe and confirmation that the Giant Eagle Inc. store under construction will be its fancier Market District model.
With those projects, the portion of the project north of West Third Avenue is done, Nationwide President Brian Ellis told me. Panera is the last piece of that part of the project, joining the Giant Eagle, a GetGo gas station and Wright Patterson Credit Union.
“Everybody is trying to finish by mid-year, that June-July time frame,” he said. “We want to make a great first impression.”
The next key step is the extension of Yard Street to West Third Avenue, expected to occur in the next 24 months, which will spur more development in the middle of the almost 100-acre footprint.
Nationwide has plenty to keep it busy with $25 million of new projects moving along.