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December 14, 2017
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Columbus mayor challenged over ailing downtown mall
(WOUB) - A Republican challenger is slamming
Columbus's mayor over a dying downtown mall.

William Todd calls City Center the world's biggest aboveground cavern and says Democratic Mayor Michael Coleman has done little to stop stores and shoppers from fleeing.

The mall near the Ohio Statehouse was very popular after it opened in 1989 but has since been eclipsed by newer shopping centers in the suburbs.

At a GOP luncheon Monday, Todd said he'd submit a plan for City Center's future on his first day in office.

A spokesman for Coleman says the mayor has been talking for months with potential redevelopers.

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