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New rentable retail playground in Easton gives entrepreneurs chance to experiment

You’ve heard of the experimental test kitchen in Columbus, 1400 Food Lab, but now there’s a new test store for retailers.

New at Easton Town Center is Shop Lab, a 500-square-foot rentable retails playground for entrepreneurs to sample new concepts and products.

No, there aren’t slides or monkey bars, but rather a blank slate with freedom over lightening, sound, even scent, plus analytic and data support and touch screens for customers to make purchases online; all courtesy of Easton.

If that isn’t the retail equivalent of a playground, we don’t know what is.

Expected tenants include new-to-market retailers and/or retailers who have physical locations but none around the Easton area.

Their leases will range from a few weeks to a few months.

Columbus Business First reports Shop Lab is located inside Easton Station along the central stairs and is expected to open in the fall.

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