CASTO Breaks Ground on Thurber Village Redevelopment

October 6, 2022

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Columbus, OH – CASTO, along with project stakeholders from Lucky’s Market, the City of Columbus and surrounding communities, gathered today to announce that construction will start on the highly anticipated redevelopment of Thurber Village in the coming days.

CASTO’s commercial and residential development teams have been working on the redevelopment plan for Thurber Village for over three years. Following the exciting announcement of Lucky’s Market anchoring the retail component, the groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of this exciting project. Event attendees heard from project leaders on the development.

“Today’s gathering was an exciting milestone for CASTO, Lucky’s, and CVS.  It recognizes the hard work of many people over the last few years who have contributed to this redevelopment effort.  While we still have a lot of work left to do, it was great to take a moment to celebrate the stakeholders invested in the project,” said Eric Leibowitz, VP, Development & Leasing for CASTO. ”Our team is grateful that we were able to take a moment to acknowledge the CASTO associates, our partnership with the Saltzmans and Lucky’s team members, our talented team of consultants and contractors, along with the surrounding neighborhood and City of Columbus, all of whom have allowed us to be in this position to start construction.”

“Our family are the long-time owners of Dave’s Markets, a grocery store chain locally owned and operated in Northeast Ohio established in 1930. We are a 5th generation family-owned and operated business with 3 generations active in the business today.  We know and love Victorian Village, Short North, Harrison West and other surrounding areas that our future Lucky’s will service,” said Aaron Saltzman, Vice President of Lucky’s Market. “We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this significant reinvestment and bring a brand new Lucky’s Market to this growing and thriving community. Congratulations to all those involved on this exciting step!”

Thurber Village is heading into the initial stages of redevelopment to transform the neighborhood center into a dynamic mixed-use project. The mixed-use center will include a ± 13,000 square foot CVS at the corner of Buttles Avenue and Neil Avenue, and the ± 21,000 square foot Lucky’s Market at the corner of Collins Avenue and Neil Avenue. The development will also include 225 apartment units with structured parking situated on the western half of the site.

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CASTO, a fully integrated real estate organization since 1926, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of multifamily residences, commercial shopping centers and office buildings. CASTO’s growing portfolio currently includes over 6,200 multifamily units and over 26 million square feet of commercial property located throughout the midwestern and southeastern United States. CASTO is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and serves a variety of clients from five offices in Ohio, Florida and North Carolina. To learn more about CASTO, visit

About Lucky’s Market
The Saltzmans are the long-time owners of Dave’s Markets, a grocery store chain locally owned and operated in Northeast Ohio. It is a 5th generation family-owned business with 3 generations active in its business today. The Lucky’s Market brand originated in 2003 in Boulder, Colorado. As of April 2020; ownership of the Ohio stores changed hands. The Saltzmans and Lucky’s came together. Now here we are. The Thurber Village location will be the second Lucky’s Market in the Columbus area and fourth in the state of Ohio. To learn more about Lucky’s, visit or follow us on Facebook @luckysmarketsohio.

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Conner Altman
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