Business View Magazine | February 2019

165 plex with a restaurant,wine bar, and microbrew bar to complement its anchor supermarket. In addition, other key employers, such as technology-based Dynalab Electronic Manufacturing Services are also valuable contributors to the local economy.Most notably, L Brands, Inc. (Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, La Senza) provides jobs for 7,000 individuals in their Distribution Center,Human Resources divi- sion, and Corporate Headquarters facilities in Reyn- oldsburg.“We are really fortunate to have them for a partner,”Bowsher notes. Looking to attract millennials and enhance tour- ism,Main Street (U.S. 40) in Olde Reynoldsburg –the city’s historic downtown area–is undergo- ing extensive revitalization. Several boutiques and eateries/bars have moved in and development projects are in negotiation to demolish some non- historic buildings and replace themwith three-or four-storymixed-use buildings that will add char- acter and functionality to the downtown.One is a 40,000-sq.-ft. project with ground floor retail, and office space and condo apartments above. In addi- tion, a streetscape project is in the works for Olde Reynoldsburg, including brick pavers and new streetlights, flags and banners, plantings, and a creek bank trail that will go along the backside of manyMain Street businesses.The multi-use path will culminate in a park,with additional parking, two pavilions, park benches, and a creek beach with water features for the kids, as well as greenspace. Another exciting initiative is a 70,000-sq.-ft., $35 million Community Center, being built just off Main Street along the Blacklick trail,within walking distance of the new parking lot. Bowsher explains, “We’re partnering with the YMCA of Central Ohio –we’re paying the entire cost of construction and they’ll be running the building for us and giving