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Shop Talk: New Boutique in King Lincoln District Offers Career Assistance to Women

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: New Boutique in King Lincoln District Offers Career Assistance to Women

Studio V, which opened at the beginning of June, aims to offer more than just fashion to its customers. Through all-encompassing image consulting, owner Felicia Williams helps customers achieve their professional goals, whether that is finding a new job or advancing in their current one. Career guidance and fashion advice go hand-in-hand at this boutique. In […]

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Gymboree Closing 350 Stores, Three in Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Gymboree Closing 350 Stores, Three in Central Ohio

The latest news to break in the ongoing Retailpocolypse of 2017 is that of Gymboree’s bankruptcy filing — a move that will see the closure of 350 stores across the chain’s U.S. footprint. The San Franciso-based company also operates stores brands Crazy 8 and Janie and Jack, which will see closures as well. Company CEO […]

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Eco-Conscious Fashion Designer Celeste Malvar-Stewart Uses Fibers From Ohio Farms

Randi Walle Randi Walle Eco-Conscious Fashion Designer Celeste Malvar-Stewart Uses Fibers From Ohio Farms

Designer Celeste Malvar-Stewart is creating interior wear and apparel that will not harm the environment. Although Malvar-Stewart had a love of art and fibers from a young age, she did not realize she could combine the two into a career until she studied fashion in London. While there, she realized she had a different approach […]

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Former Parsons Drive-Through Will Soon Serve up Fresh Produce Instead of Beer

Brent Warren Brent Warren Former Parsons Drive-Through Will Soon Serve up Fresh Produce Instead of Beer

Work is scheduled to start soon on the conversion of a former beer and wine drive-through on Parsons Avenue into the new location for the Church for All People’s Fresh Market. The Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corporation (PARC) purchased the building at 945 Parsons earlier this year, and plans to spend up to $30,000 on its […]

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New Home Furnishings Shop Beakerloo Opens in German Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Home Furnishings Shop Beakerloo Opens in German Village

This weekend, German Village residents and visitors will find a new place to shop for home decor when Beakerloo officially opens its doors at 190 East Whittier Street. The previously online-only business has been around for three years, and owners Brent Duncan and Lucy Godman decided that now is the time to take the business […]

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Store Closures Announced for Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant

Walker Evans Walker Evans Store Closures Announced for Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant

The Connecticut-based Ascena Retail Group is the latest chain store owner to jump on the Retailpocolypse bandwagon, announcing last Thursday that it would be closing somewhere between 250 and 650 of its locations over the course of the next two years. Those closures would include Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant locations. Retail brick-and-mortar closures continue to mount up, and […]

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Big Lots Opening “The Store of the Future” on Fifth Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Big Lots Opening “The Store of the Future” on Fifth Avenue

It was revealed yesterday that Big Lots will be opening a new store — along with a relocated Grandview Mercantile — at the former Giant Eagle location at 1451 West Fifth Avenue near Grandview Heights. Today, Big Lots revealed that what they have in mind is actually something much different from their average store. “This will be a new […]

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