Oneida Silverware, Kohl’s and Kmart will be relocating to the new headquarters in downtown Columbus, according to a news release issued by the companies Friday.
The company said it expects to be open to the public by March 10.
The news comes after several weeks of uncertainty in the Great Lake community as the state’s largest retailers have struggled with high labor costs, financial pressures and uncertainty about their long-term business plans.
Oneida Silver and Kohl�s announced plans last week to relocate in the face of pressure from state lawmakers, a number of local elected officials and local business leaders.
They said the move was in the best interest of the company and its employees, as well as the surrounding community.
Kohl’s said it is excited about the news and will remain in Columbus.
The move comes less than a week after Ohio Gov.
John Kasich signed a bill allowing Columbus-area businesses to stay open during the economic downturn.
State officials have warned that the financial risks associated with the move are too great and are not being mitigated.