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Goodale Pro Hardware Closing Doors in Grandview

Walker Evans Walker Evans Goodale Pro Hardware Closing Doors in Grandview

After eight years of serving the hardware needs of Grandview Heights and the surrounding areas, Goodale Pro Hardware is closing its doors for good. Father-and-son owners Jeff and Jeffrey Zettler have labeled the closure as a retirement sale, and currently have all items in the store priced to close out all inventory. When the store […]

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GameStop Closing 150 Retail Stores in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans GameStop Closing 150 Retail Stores in 2017

The latest retailer to announce closures this year is video game outlet GameStop, which reported a double-digit decline in sales last quarter, and has seen their stock fall by over 30 percent in the past year. This year, the company will focus on its other retail brands, moving away from its traditional stores. “The Company […]

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Easton Station Building Undergoing Major Renovation in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans Easton Station Building Undergoing Major Renovation in 2017

Easton Town Center has gone through many changes and expansions since it first opened in 1999, but the original indoor “Easton Station Building” has largely remained the same. That will change this year, as a multi-million dollar “refresh” has just gotten underway that will give the building a major update. “For the past year, Easton […]

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Eight New Stores Coming to Easton Town Center in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans Eight New Stores Coming to Easton Town Center in 2017

While many retail stores like Sears, Macy’s and J.C. Penney have had a rough start to 2017, it’s not all an entirely bleak scenario at every mall. Easton Town Center announced yesterday that they have eight new stores arriving this year, representing a variety of new brands coming to the Central Ohio market. “Easton Town […]

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Sears Reports “Substantial Doubt” About Future of Company

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sears Reports “Substantial Doubt” About Future of Company

In January, The Sears Holdings Corporation announced that it would be closing 150 Sears and Kmart stores across the U.S., including three locations in Central Ohio. Today, it’s been revealed that the company could be closing more, or even all of its stores in the near future. “Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists […]

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Giant Eagle’s Lingering Liquor License is Keeping Other Stores From Moving In

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Giant Eagle’s Lingering Liquor License is Keeping Other Stores From Moving In

After Giant Eagle’s closing on Neil Avenue earlier this month, some nearby residents are concerned about the vacant lot’s future. And, although the grocery store’s shelves are empty, the liquor store is still open, stocked and selling. Because their liquor license legally must remain at that address, the shop can’t close for more than 24 […]

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Amazon Opening First Retail Pick-Up Store in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amazon Opening First Retail Pick-Up Store in Columbus

While Amazon.com has often been cited as the number one reason that many traditional brick-and-mortar stores are either shrinking or closing, it’s not preventing the ecommerce giant from entering into the traditional in-person shopping world in a big way. After recently launching its first regional Amazon Locker at Polaris, the company is bringing its first […]

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