New tenants, including City Barbeque and Beerhead Bar & Eatery, are slated to open in the Hamilton Quarter development by the end of the quarter, according to Eric Leibowitz, Casto's vice president of development and leasing.

Correction: Because of an error in Casto's press release, the original version of this online story contained an incorrect square-footage figure for the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s medical-office and ambulatory-care facility at 6100 N. Hamilton Road.

New tenants, including City Barbeque and Beerhead Bar & Eatery, are slated to open in the Hamilton Quarter development by the end of the quarter, according to Eric Leibowitz, Casto vice president of development and leasing.

Other retailers coming to the development by the end of the quarter include Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, the Nail Boutique, Great Clips, Clean Juice, Shred415, Sprint and GLAMhouse, according to a news release.

Hamilton Quarter includes 200 acres of mixed-use development at state Route 161 and Hamilton Road, and it is a joint venture by Casto, Daimler Group, the New Albany Co. and Capitol Square Ltd., according to the release.

The Columbus development is just west of New Albany’s city limits and along Hamilton Road, south of Route 161 and on both sides of Dublin-Granville Road.

One part of the development, the Shops at Hamilton Quarter, includes Target and Hobby Lobby north of Dublin-Granville Road at Hamilton Road, according to the release. Casto owns, leases and manages the Shops, according to the release.

Target opened in October, and Five Below opened at the same time, Leibowitz said. Hobby Lobby opened at the end of December, and Great Clips opened this past weekend, he said.

Meanwhile, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s 251,000-square-foot medical-office and ambulatory-care facility at 6100 N. Hamilton Road, which also is part of the Hamilton Quarter development, is slated to open in summer 2021, according to the release.

As of Feb. 3, a few tenant spaces still were available on Dublin-Granville Road, Leibowitz said.

A handful of opportunities for freestanding buildings are available along Hamilton Road, Leibowitz said. Casto is finalizing deals with other retail and restaurant tenants along Hamilton, he said.

Chili’s Grill & Bar, for example, is under construction at 5990 N. Hamilton Road and is expected to open this spring, he said.

The second phase of Hamilton Quarter’s retail component, which will be south of Dublin-Granville Road and on the east side of Hamilton, will be started later this year, Leibowitz said.

The second phase will include more retail opportunities and freestanding buildings for tenants, according to the release.

Hamilton Quarter also has a residential component.

The first phase of HQ Flats has been completed, and the 342 for-rent units are at 97% occupancy, said Lauren Bowers, manager of marketing and communications for Casto.

HQ Flats, 6249 Walton Breck Way, is in the section of Hamilton Quarter north of Route 161.

The second phase will add another 212 for-rent units, Bowers said. That project is under construction, with an anticipated opening date of summer 2021, she said. 

A new headquarters for Big Lots opened on the west end of the development in 2018.

An OhioHealth freestanding emergency department also opened in 2018 at 5868 Hamilton Road.

The land for the development is in the boundaries of Columbus City Schools and the New Albany-Plain Local School District, according to New Albany-Plain Local spokesman Patrick Gallaway.

The land south of Dublin-Granville Road at the Hamilton Road “S” curve is in New Albany-Plain Local, he said.

The section north of Dublin-Granville, where Target sits, is in the Columbus district, Gallaway said. HQ Flats also in the Columbus district, according to Bowers.

“As a school district, we appreciate the conscientious efforts of the New Albany Co. and the city to attract development to the west of our campus in Hamilton Quarter,” said New Albany-Plain Local Superintendent Michael Sawyers. “While the district will dominantly benefit from business growth to the south of Dublin Granville Road, we certainly appreciate any potential commercial tax revenue the district will receive from these new business partners within the school district boundaries.”

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