Have you visited the amazing new art, dining and entertainment district at Easton Town Center?
When you think of Easton, you probably think of familiar favorites like the main front Town Square section with the dancing splash pad fountains, Cheesecake Factory and Barnes & Noble; the inside Easton Station area with the movie theatre and food court; or the back section with the Central Park fountain/sailboat pond, Jeni’s ice cream and Nordstrom.
There’s also the side Fenlon Square area with Condado’s and a ton of kid stuff like the frog fountains, American Girl, Build-a-Bear and the annual pet parade. And, if you hop in the car and cruise about a block away, there’s a separate Easton Gateway shopping center featuring Costco, Whole Foods and more.
Those last two were the newest parts of Easton… until recently.
Now, there’s an entirely new section of Easton that has not been named yet – they’re simply calling it the new district. It opened during the pandemic so it’s one of Central Ohio’s best kept secrets. For those in the know, it’s utterly amazing!
The new district has a totally different look, vibe and feel from the rest of Easton. Our whole fam just loves everything we’ve eaten and done there! Visit Easton’s newest district to enjoy:
- Photo opps galore thanks to a ton of eclectic art installations including an enormous sea dragon mural, colorful bicycles installed in an arch, rainbow-hued bench swings and so much more.
- Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce, a killer NYC-themed burger and shake joint by day and Ohio’s hottest burlesque show and nightclub by night.
- Hot new restaurants including LemonShark Poke & Makai Grill, a Hawaiian themed eatery; True Food Kitchen, an award-winning whole food focused restaurant; Slurping Turtle, a Japanese noodle house; and Forbidden Root, a restaurant and brewery.
- Live music in a gorgeous outdoor setting at the Yard, an outdoor stage surrounded by hot new restaurants and patios.
- Drive-in movies as part of Easton’s Sunset Series. These fun events helped keep us sane during 2020’s lockdown!
- A fun place to walk around with kids on a weekend morning before the crowds. The kids will enjoy all the public art, the bench swings and places to run and play (like the stage when there are no performances happening). Perhaps our favorite spot in the new Easton district is the gorgeous, rainbow-hued Umbrella Alley. You’ll love it – and then stop into Dragon Donuts for some treats and coffee!
- The ultimate date night and garden escape: RH Rooftop restaurant and park. I haven’t been here yet but I’ve heard amazing things and it’s on my 2021 wish list for sure.
Have I convinced you to check it out yet? If you’ve already visited Easton’s newest district, let me know in the comments or over on Facebook.
Full disclosure: I serve on the MomE Mavens panel of bloggers and influencers and I adore Easton Town Center! But you probably knew that already. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.