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Candle with a Cause Growing into Regional Markets

Walker Evans Walker Evans Candle with a Cause Growing into Regional Markets

Mitch Underwood and Dan Kim were sitting at a bar four years ago hanging out when a light bulb went off. The duo noticed that the bar was throwing lots of glass away and learned that less than 20% of glass from Ohio businesses actually gets recycled due to the heavy weight and costly removal. […]

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Treat to Try: Loralie’s Baking Co. Brownies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Loralie’s Baking Co. Brownies

Lots of people don’t like cake, but it’s hard to find a person who won’t eat a brownie. Always the first to disappear at potluck dessert tables, there’s something about the density and soft intensity of the treat that makes it irresistible. So, it’s hard to go wrong with Loralie’s Baking Co. Brownies. The bakery […]

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The Smithery Showcases the Handmade Aspect of Artist-Made Gifts

Anne Evans Anne Evans The Smithery Showcases the Handmade Aspect of Artist-Made Gifts

What does it take to open your own storefront, filled with many of your own handmade items? Persistence and dedication, say Anne Holman and Jen Townsend. Each has been building a career as a metalsmith for years, crafting their own lines of jewelry under their respective brands Anne Holman Jewelry Design and Jen Townsend Jewelry. […]

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Japanese Arcade and Gift Shop Opens in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Japanese Arcade and Gift Shop Opens in The Short North

Anthony Locke and Shane Mack first met at an anime convention and became fast friends. After attending many more conventions together throughout each calendar year, the duo decided to showcase their fandom in a more dedicated fashion. “Why cant we just have a small convention every day with Japanese import arcade machines, toys and Pocky?” […]

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Fashionistas See More Room for National Chains in the Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fashionistas See More Room for National Chains in the Short North

On Friday, a new two-story Anthropologie store opened in the Short North, marking the entry of one of the first national retail brands to enter the district that is primarily populated with local and regional businesses. While pricier boutiques have long been a part of the Short North shopping experience, national brands have been kept […]

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Three Local Halloween Candies to Fill Your Plastic Pumpkins With

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Three Local Halloween Candies to Fill Your Plastic Pumpkins With

Trick or treat, darlins’. It’s time to buy the Halloween candy. Sure, some people like to wait until October 31* for the big buy, but what’s the fun in that? Buying earlier in October lets you enjoy orange Kit Kats and pumpkin-shaped Reeses for the entire month. This is the year to put a little […]

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Anthropologie Opens in the Short North

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Anthropologie Opens in the Short North

Anthropologie’s new Columbus store opens its doors today. Located in The Joseph building at 625 N. High St. in the Short North, the store spans more than 5,000 square feet spread over two floors. “Art is Anthropologie’s touchstone, so we are excited to have the opportunity to become part of such a vibrant, creative community,” […]

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