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J.C. Penny Closing 140 Stores in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans J.C. Penny Closing 140 Stores in 2017

Traditional mall anchor J.C. Penny announced today that it plans to close approximately 13 to 14 percent of its 1,000 stores, resulting in a downsizing of up to 140 locations in early 2017. Despite the closures, the company reported positively about net sales only declining 0.6 percent and store sales being flat overall for 2016. […]

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Full Text of the 2017 State of the City Address

Walker Evans Walker Evans Full Text of the 2017 State of the City Address

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther State of the City 2017 February 23, 2017 I often tell people that I have the best job in the best city in America. That has never been more apparent than tonight. Thanks to all of you for being here. And, thanks to the Columbus Division of Police for presenting the […]

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Polaris Mall Adding Three New Stores This Spring

Walker Evans Walker Evans Polaris Mall Adding Three New Stores This Spring

While 2017 has not been kind to large chain retailers, Polaris Fashion Place has a dose of good news for you today. Representatives announced that the mall will see the opening of three new stores this Spring: a Vans store (a first for Central Ohio), Adore Cosmetics, and Bramble & Birch. “Polaris Fashion Place is proud […]

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Over $1 Billion in New Development Proposed in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Over $1 Billion in New Development Proposed in Downtown Columbus

"This is probably the most activity I've seen in Downtown in a couple of decades." — Marc Conte

The Downtown real estate market shows few signs of slowing down, according to the latest report from the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District. Even though $116 million in new development projects were completed in 2016, there’s a collective $734 million still under construction at this moment, and another $1 billion in development still in the […]

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Near East Side Community Members Want to See Buildings Saved

Walker Evans Walker Evans Near East Side Community Members Want to See Buildings Saved

On Sunday, local development corporation Next Generation announced intentions to demolish two buildings on East Long Street to prepare a larger site for sale to a private developer. Reactions to the plans have been mixed, with some residents excited about the plans, and others preferring to see the buildings preserved. “Columbus City Government is supporting Mr. […]

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18 More Bands Added to 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival Lineup

Walker Evans Walker Evans 18 More Bands Added to 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival Lineup

If you’re headed to the Nelsonville Music Fest this year, you already know that you’ll be enjoying Ween, Emmylou Harris, Parquet Courts and a whole bunch of other previously announced bands and musicians. Today, the festival’s organizers announced their second round of entertainers, which includes Conor Oberst, Cloud Nothings and a whole lot more. The […]

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Photos: New Art Studio Blockfort Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: New Art Studio Blockfort Opens Downtown

Local artists have officially begun working out of new Downtown studio space Blockfort, located at 162 N. Sixth St. in the Discovery District. The new facility includes a collection of private studios, two galleries for exhibitions, and a shared office space in the basement for creative entrepreneurs. CLICK HERE to read more about Blockfort today […]

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