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GRID Furnishings Moving Out of The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans GRID Furnishings Moving Out of The Short North

With the news that a new soda pop and candy shop is moving into 944 North High Street, also comes the news that GRID Furnishings is moving out of the same space. Owner Tim Friar confirmed that he has chosen not to renew his lease in the Short North and has plans to relocate the […]

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A Kitchen Inspired by A Love of Cheese

Christina Potter Christina Potter A Kitchen Inspired by A Love of Cheese

“Would you like to taste something amazing?” This is one of my favorite things to ask people, enticing them to try a new cheese. I’m fortunate that I love my job; and while it’s nothing of what I thought I’d be doing when I grew up, I really lucked out. Many people ask me if […]

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RocketFizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop Coming Soon to The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans RocketFizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop Coming Soon to The Short North

Lyndsay Maher is a classic Columbus “boomeranger”. She lived in the Short North for awhile, moved to Colorado for work for three years, and recently returned to Columbus. But she didn’t come back alone. While visiting Boulder, she fell in love with a shop called Rocket Fizz — a California-based retail chain which sells its […]

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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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