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Kroger Buys Macy’s Site at Kingsdale

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kroger Buys Macy’s Site at Kingsdale

The City of Upper Arlington published an announcement tonight that the Kingsdale Macy’s (which recently announced plans to close) was purchased by The Kroger Company on January 15th. If Kroger moves forward with opening a new grocery store, it could be the closest built store to an existing competitor, as there is already a Giant […]

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Where to Find Cold-Pressed Juice in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Where to Find Cold-Pressed Juice in Columbus

Looking for cold-pressed juice in Columbus? Then you’re in luck! Many new juice bars and juice shops have opened around town in the past year or so, and all offer their own varieties of raw, organic juice blends and other related products. The trend only looks like it will continue to grow in 2015, with […]

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Retail Roundup: Bad News for Malls, Good News for Local Boutiques

Walker Evans Walker Evans Retail Roundup: Bad News for Malls, Good News for Local Boutiques

We’re only two weeks into the new year, but many announcements large and small have already been made concerning local retailers and local shoppers. Several new local shops are opening, expanding and kicking of sales events while others are winding down and closing. First things first — it’s no secret that traditional shopping malls are […]

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Shop Talk: Bundle Vintage Store

Jenna Taylor Jenna Taylor Shop Talk: Bundle Vintage Store

Welcome to Bundle, a vintage shop tucked into Clintonville where aisles are filled with properly sculpted china and unique trinkets, all of which is set at an affordable price. “If you’re a student and you need a small table I’ve got it,” says store owner Marty Martunas. “If you want some sort of trinket we […]

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Flora Home and Garden Closing in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Flora Home and Garden Closing in The Short North

After two and a half years and two locations, Flora Home and Garden is closing up shop in the Short North. The urban gardening store originally opened at 988 North High in 2012, and relocated to 930 North High a year later. “Given the uncertainty regarding the future of our current location, we have decided to […]

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SoBo Style Closing Up Shop

Anne Evans Anne Evans SoBo Style Closing Up Shop

After fourteen years, SoBo Style is closing its doors for good. In an email newsletter, owner Katie Palmer announced the closure is coming to allow her to move on to new adventures. Beginning tomorrow, Saturday, January 3rd, the “entire contents of the shop, including all merchandise, furniture, props, and display pieces will be on sale.” […]

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Best Grocery Store of 2014: Lucky’s Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Grocery Store of 2014: Lucky’s Market

Grocery Stores are not what they used to be. A decade ago, they were a place to buy food and not much else. Today, it seems strange if there’s no prepared food section, a coffee bar, fresh sushi, local products, or a growler-fill station. It’s worth noting that nearly every grocery store on our Top […]

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