Polaris Fashion Place is a two level shopping mall and surrounding retail plaza serving Columbus, Ohio, United States. The mall, owned locally by Glimcher Realty Trust, is located off Interstate 71 on Polaris Parkway in Delaware County just to the north of the boundary between Delaware and Franklin County. The mall features six anchor stores: The Great Indoors, J.C. Penney, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears and Von Maur, as well as an outdoor promenade which includes XXI Forever and Barnes & Noble.

History
Glimcher Realty Trust began construction on Polaris Fashion Place in July 2000. The mall opened in 2001 with 146 inline tenants. The developers chose to include several tenants which were lacking in the market, including four of the seven anchor stores: Kaufmann's, The Great Indoors, Lord & Taylor (whose store was the only location in Ohio ) and Saks Fifth Avenue. The other three anchors were J.C. Penney, Sears and Lazarus; all three relocated from Northland Mall, which closed in 2002 following the loss of its remaining inline tenants. In 2003, the Lazarus store was dual-branded as Lazarus- Macy's, and then to just Macy's in 2005. After the 2006 acquisition by Federated Stores (now Macy's, Inc.) of Kaufmann's parent company, May Corporation, the Kaufmann's store was shuttered and sold to Glimcher for redevelopment. In 2007, the store was demolished for an outdoor expansion comprising Barnes & Noble, Forever 21 and several restaurants, including Benihana, The Cheesecake Factory and Dave & Buster's. This concourse opened in 2008. Lord & Taylor closed in 2004 and was replaced a year later with Von Maur, whose location at the mall is also the first in the state.

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