Worthington Ohio real estate


Worthington Mall to be bought... by a local

Worthington Mall signA Columbus Dispatch article today says "Worthington Mall to be Sold"

The Dispatch article written by Marla Matzer Rose says there is a buyer for the local mall and it is a local person.  The Columbus Dispatch says:

"Local developer Tom Carter and Morris Capital Partners of Texas announced a plan yesterday to buy the mall."

It sounds like the mall originally built in 1974 is going to be opened up...  it was enclosed at some point.

Carter is quoted about the past...

"bad decisions by previous owners" contributed to the center's woes"

The slide show below was a few years ago... Victoria's Secret and Bath and Body Works were still at Worthington Mall at that point.  Godfry's left, went to Polaris, Acorn is gone.


Wilson Bridge Road Walking Tour Saturday

W. Wilson Bridge Road - Worthington history


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Comment balloon 4 commentsMaureen McCabe • September 01 2010 06:32PM


Wouldn't that be cool if a local developer bought it and could breath new life into a place that served the community. One of the things I've experienced around here is exactly that. An investment group from out of country or several states away owned a mall, or buildings etc. It lost touch with the community because it was based on a "national" model... It went down, then a local picked it up, someone more in touch with what makes the world go round here... and WOW... it took off. I love America because it's different from place to place. That's what makes it a great place. It's not like watching TV, it's not the same everywhere you go. I hope that's whats happening to the Worthington Mall...

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) almost 10 years ago

This mall has been in decline I think since the 90s.  Or constant turnover in stores /mgmt?   I don't remember who owned it when I moved to town in 1990 but they have done dumb stuff over the years.   

We had our Thursday morning Greater Worthington Area Realtor meetings in a huge Rax Restaurant at the mall.  The mall management / ownerhship wanted higher end so they got rid of Rax which is fast food but would get people into the mall at lunch.  As I recall they also at that time got rid of Sylvia's a bar on the back of the mall.  I was only in Sylvia's once but as I remember it, it was a huge place.  It was a hang out for older people...  40's?  so I don't think there were brawls in the parking lot...

The loss of a Victoria's Secret and Bath and Body Works was not a big deal, you can go to those at Polaris now... VS and B&BW are at any number of locations.  They may  come back to Worthington Mall though.  I would like to see more unique stores personally.

I heard from an architect looking for old photos of Worthington Square when it was first opened.  I was no help.  This is part of a corridor along the north end of Worthington that is being redeveloped.  I am excited that there will be someone local owning it. 

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 10 years ago

I am glad to hear it is going to be re-vitalized. Of course, I would perfer to see the downtown shops get back in the game. Big Box stores are the death of a community - IMHO.

Posted by Gregory Bain, For Homes on the Jersey Shore (Mezzina Real Estate & Insurance) almost 10 years ago

We have a great downtown in Worthington... Old Worthington or Olde Worthington (Personally I don't like the e.  It seems like a pretentious e to me but the merchants association is "Olde Worthington" they must like the e.)

There are a couple of vacancies... a newer restaurant for sale sign in Old Worthington.  ; -(   a big local florist that was right on High St. moved outside 270...  double frowny face!

I don't think Worthington Square or Worthington Mall becoming a viable shopping area will hurt downtown Worthington. The mall was Wo Square ... people still refer to it that way... ???  I don't believe Worthington is going to let any big box stores within the city limits.  Columbus will...  I think that is probably some of the importance in revitalizing the Wilson Bridge Corridor

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) almost 10 years ago