May 20th, 2016
Mike Taylor, Chain Store Age
Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Realty Investors’ $650 million Grandview Yard development has consistently been in the news over the past several years, as prominent components of the mixed-use project continue to fall into place and new buildings come online.
The latest milestone in the ongoing development of the 125-acre project is the announcement that construction is about to begin on The Manchester Building — a large retail-anchored mixed-use building at the north end of Grandview Yard. The four-story building, will feature more than 14,000 square feet of first floor restaurant and specialty retail space below 123 residential units spread across the three upper floors.
Nationwide Realty Investors’ president and COO Brian J. Ellis says that the Manchester Building’s new retail and restaurant offerings are part of the “integration of great amenities,” something that “remains a priority for our growing base of residents and office tenants, including the nearly 3,000 Nationwide associates we are welcoming to Grandview Yard by the end of the year.”
The first of those associates are already in the process of moving into the recently completed four-story, 330,000-square-foot Class A office building and an accompanying 1,400-space parking garage at 1000 Yard Street — the first of three office buildings to be completed in what will ultimately become a 500,000-square-foot Nationwide corporate campus.
The Manchester Building joins a number of other high-profile projects at Grandview Yard that are either under construction or already completed. Also under construction is a 135-room Courtyard by Marriott, a 13,000-square-foot event and conference center, a 166-unit addition to the Apartments at the Yard community and a five-story, 35-unit luxury condominium building. Some of Grandview Yard’s uses and tenants that are already open include 274 luxury apartments, Giant Eagle Market District, LA Fitness, Hyatt Place Hotel, Ohio Health Urgent Care, Hofbrauhaus, Eddie George’s Grille 27, Panera Bread, Jason’s Deli and dozens of office users.
Upon completion, the project, which is located just minutes from downtown Columbus, will include more than 1.2 million square feet of retail, dining, entertainment, office and residential space.