The city of Montgomery is nearing completion on the $150 million mixed-use Montgomery Quarter development that provides retail and accommodation space right off of Ronald Reagan Highway at the newly constructed roundabout on Montgomery Road. Brandicorp and Neyer Construction partnered to build office and retail buildings spanning 22 acres, breaking it up into three phases. Tenants include Fifth Third Private Bank, the Latin-inspired restaurant Livery, a Bru Burger restaurant, the ramen and sushi restaurant Kozue, The Rambler boutique hotel, and men’s clothing store Hellman’s.
“The development has been a vision of the city council and staff for many years and will serve as a spectacular gateway into the city,” says City Manager Brian Riblet. “It complements historic Montgomery, provides vitality to the area, and will enhance the entire community for current and future residents, businesses, and visitors.” In addition to commercial space, apartments are currently under construction. A total of 148 units will span two buildings of flats and two buildings of townhomes; they’re slated for completion in the summer.
Some of Montgomery Quarter’s first tenants have already opened, including Hellman’s. Owner Chuck Hellman decided to rebrand the former Blaine’s Fine Men’s Apparel in Olde Montgomery and move the clothing store to the new development. Hellman’s is known for dressing prominent athletes, celebrities, and local businessmen and has millions of fans following along on TikTok, where the store shares outfit inspiration. Hellman says the new development, with its prominent location and plenty of parking, was one of the main reasons he decided to move and rebrand. “We get a lot of local business at the Montgomery Quarter store,” he says. “We’ll pull from Columbus, Dayton, Chicago, Detroit, and locally, predominantly Indian Hill, Loveland, and Sycamore.”
Hellman also owns Hellman Clothiers in Carew Tower downtown, where shoppers find funkier, fashion-forward collections. Opening a second location was an investment that he says is exceeding his expectations, with the prime new development bringing in lots of foot traffic already. “People are really finding the store, and business is quite good. I can’t say enough good things and couldn’t be happier.”
Riblet says as more businesses open in the Quarter, traffic will increase not only at Montgomery Quarter but in the nearby Olde Montgomery business district. “The city has received positive community support for the project as well as the sense that it will complement the restaurants and small businesses already in historic Montgomery,” he says. “New housing options will draw visitors to the area, and the public space creates engagement and entertainment opportunities.” Additional tenants are slated to open in early and mid-2023, along with new tenant announcements coming soon.