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Jest Jugglers of Columbus Welcome New Members

Randi Walle Randi Walle Jest Jugglers of Columbus Welcome New Members

Columbus is home to many things – great football, hot new restaurants, and a booming art scene. A lesser-known but equally as interesting fact is that Columbus lays claim to the oldest and longest-running juggling group. The Jest Jugglers of Columbus have been around since the 1970s, practicing the art of juggling. Contrary to assumptions, […]

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Shop Talk: Local Retailer Sells Eco-Friendly Bags to Benefit Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Local Retailer Sells Eco-Friendly Bags to Benefit Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda

In July 2017, Rick Jardiolin and Cookie Jo Carbone had a vision for creating eco-friendly resort bags. After a trip to the Philippines, where weaving natural materials is an age-old tradition, the idea for a partnership was born. This month, their company Buri and Beach will launch online, offering a variety of hand-woven, eco-friendly resort […]

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Shop Talk: Detroit Based Company Opens Retail Store in Easton

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Detroit Based Company Opens Retail Store in Easton

Shinola, a high-end manufacturer, opened a Columbus retail location earlier this year. Located at 3976 Easton Station, the store offers watches, leather bags, bicycles, jewelry, and audio products. The company is based in Detroit, MI, where their products are manufactured. The manufacturing plant opened in Detroit in 2012, selling their original watch The Runwell online […]

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Westerville Shop Promotes Ohio Art Community

Randi Walle Randi Walle Westerville Shop Promotes Ohio Art Community

Ohio Art Market, located in the heart of Uptown Westerville at 30 N. State St., is a hub of Ohio art and creativity. Artists from all over the state display and sell their pieces in the shop. A wide variety of mediums, combined with a wide price range, allows art novices and seasoned art enthusiasts […]

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Local Creative Releases New Mini-Series of Children’s Books

Randi Walle Randi Walle Local Creative Releases New Mini-Series of Children’s Books

Local creative Suzy Ultman recently added two new children’s books to her line of products. A self-proclaimed “artist, doodler, designer, crafty girl,” Ultman created a tiny world children can explore and relate to in her mini-series of two books, Tiny Town and Tiny Farm. Suzy Ultman began creating as a young child. From the time […]

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Shop Talk: Pursuit Launches Custom Suit Line

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Pursuit Launches Custom Suit Line

Pursuit, a men’s suit shop located at 937 N. High St., launched a new custom suit line at the beginning of October. Owner Nate DeMars has expanded his established Pursuit brand to assist the clients who desire a suit built to fit them. While they still carry their off-the-rack suits, the new custom options allow […]

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Shop Talk: A Carpenter’s Son Design Co. Funding Adoptions through Handcrafted Pieces

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: A Carpenter’s Son Design Co. Funding Adoptions through Handcrafted Pieces

Earlier this year, A Carpenter’s Son Design Co. owner Josh Scheutzow transitioned his part-time woodworking business into a full-time career. Initially started to fund a domestic adoption for Scheutzow and his wife, Laura, the company has gained  traction over the past several months and now works with a host of local eateries. Currently located at […]

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