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The New Math for Mall Retailers

Chris Boring Chris Boring The New Math for Mall Retailers

"The vast majority of traditional enclosed malls will need to be reinvented as something other than monolithic, single-use properties."

Holiday retail sales results are in. All retail sales (excluding autos, gasoline, and restaurants) increased four percent in November and December 2016 versus the same period in 2015, according to the National Retail Federation. There was a 13 percent increase in online sales, continuing a long-term trend of annual double-digit increases. Sales at clothing and […]

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19 Photos of the New Columbus IKEA

Walker Evans Walker Evans 19 Photos of the New Columbus IKEA

While the new Columbus IKEA store might look completed on the outside, there’s still a lot of work to be done on the interior ahead of the Summer 2017 opening. Joseph Roth, U.S. Expansion & Property Public Affairs Manager at IKEA, and new Store Manager David Garcia Gatto gave Columbus Underground a hard hat tour of the […]

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Shop Talk: Balm Skincare Launches Organic, All-Natural Online Shop

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Balm Skincare Launches Organic, All-Natural Online Shop

“At the end of my day, I want to know I’m making a difference,” said Lindsey Moeller, owner and operator of Balm Skincare. Moeller launched her organic, carcinogen-free skin care line with a mission. During her mother’s battle with cancer, Moeller helped in navigating alternative medicine and holistic healing. Through the knowledge and insight gained, […]

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Tuttle Touts “New Year at New Mall”

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tuttle Touts “New Year at New Mall”

Representatives from Simon Property Group — the owner and manager of the Mall at Tuttle Crossing — renewed their pledge to providing a high quality customer experience with a New Years Resolution. “A lot is in the works at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing,” stated Samantha Brawand, director of marketing and business development at The […]

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The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations

Another retailer has announced plans to close stores, joining a rapidly growing list in 2017. The Andersons Inc. — which operates large-scale grain, ethanol, rail and other agribusiness enterprises — announced that it would be closing its retail operations, which includes two stores in Columbus and two in the Toledo area. “This was a difficult […]

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Cub Shrub Opening Second Location

Anne Evans Anne Evans Cub Shrub Opening Second Location

It’s been just over a year since kid-focused Cub Shrub opened in the Short North, and owners Niki and Josh Quinn have announced a second location for the venture. “We opened the first Cub Shrub when our daughter, Emma, was born and we realized that there were not many local places to find interesting, well […]

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PHOTOS: What the Rock?! Now Open in Clintonville

Walker Evans Walker Evans PHOTOS: What the Rock?! Now Open in Clintonville

After finishing out their final holiday shopping season in the Short North, husband-and-wife duo Mike Renner and Heather Ziegler have finished relocating What the Rock?! to its new location at 3039 Indianola Avenue in Clintonville. The store soft-opened today for the first time since the move, with a grand opening to be announced in the […]

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