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Columbus’ Commons Mall May Get New Business

A company is considering the Commons Mall in Columbus for its office space, and could provide new jobs and new business to the area.

A manufacturer is considering the Commons Mall in Columbus for its office space. Columbus Redevelopment Commission President Tom Vujovich says the commission became aware of the company’s interest about twelve weeks ago. He says his organization is pursuing the firm aggressively, and thinks the Commons has a good shot to secure the company as a tenant.

Vujovich did not identify the business, but says he believes the commission will have enough information in the next one to two weeks to announce if they have been successful, and if so, identify the company. He says Columbus has been very fortunate in the good things that have happened downtown so far, but securing this company would be “the icing on the cake.”

The company is considering land along Third and Jackson Streets. Vujovich says the operation would require between 50,000 and 100,000 square feet. The company would occupy up to four stories and would employ 250 to 500 people. Vujovich says the development would fit in nicely with the proposed construction on the Commons Mall and says if all goes well, the company could move in as soon as early 2009.

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