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Easton - Celebrating 25 Years

Since its beginning 25 years ago,

Easton has continually grown from an impressive shopping and lifestyle center to the sprawling regional destination it has become today. This year we are honored to be celebrating 25 years in the Columbus community.


Take a trip down memory lane!

Celebrity Sightings

Planet Hollywood opened June 29, 1999 with special guests Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvestor Stallone, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kelsey Grammer in attendance.

Patrolling in Style

In the early 2000s, the Easton Public Safety team patrolled in a now iconic Ford Fairlane. After its retirement, the vehicle would make annual appearances in the Santa Arrival Parade.

Kid's Park

When the North District was first built in 2001, buildings didn’t exist right outside the Station Building. Previously, you would find a pop-fountain and the original location of the Easton Express within the kid’s park.

Sailing Away

Throughout summers, the Central Park Fountain was filled with remote controlled sailboats, available at no cost for kids to play with on the weekends.

Breaking Ground

Inspired by a European train station, the Easton Station Building begins to take shape as construction is underway in 1998.

Open-air in Ohio?!

Easton was a one-of-a-kind concept when it first opened in Ohio. Not only was it a groundbreaking concept to the state, but for the region. It would later become a model to many throughout the nation.

Make it a McDouble

This supersized McDonald’s offered more than just food. Featuring a miniature drive-thru for kids and karaoke for all, the McDonald’s at Easton was modeled after the original McDonald’s store from the 1950s. At the time, it was one-of-a-kind.

Let's Go to the Movies

When Planet Hollywood first opened at Easton, former props from movies, such as “Dumb and Dumber,” were present inside the Station Building.

To celebrate Easton’s 25th anniversary, we want to hear from you.

Your stories. Your memories of…

First Dates

The annual shopping trip with your girlfriends you counted down to every year.


Holidays & Celebrations


The birthday you spent blowing out candles at an Easton restaurant.


Family Outings


All the special moments you have enjoyed… here at Easton.

$5,000 Anniversary
Prize Package

$5,000 Anniversary Prize Package


Submit your testimonial and photos and be entered to win an anniversary prize package featuring some of Easton’s Originals and more—worth $5,000.

Easton's summer event series includes Groove is at the Yard, 1999 Movie Rewind and more!

Easton Throughout the Years

1999 Easton Town Center opens
AMC Theatres
Barnes & Noble Mitchell's Ocean Club
2001 The Fashion District opens
Nordstrom Apple
2004 Luxury brands begin
opening at Easton
Tiffany & Co.
Trader Joe's
2009 Easton celebrates 10 years
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2013 Fenlon Square Opens
Rusty Bucket
2015 Easton Gateway Opens
Costco Wholesale Whole Foods Market
Dick's Sporting Goods
2019 The Newest District opens,
now known as The Yard
RH Columbus Forbidden Root
True Food Kitchen
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