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Kit and Ace Closes Short North Location Amid Company Restructuring

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kit and Ace Closes Short North Location Amid Company Restructuring

Canadian chain Kit and Ace announced a restructuring plan several days ago, which includes layoffs at its head offices and approximately 15 store closures, including the Columbus location. The shop opened just over a year ago in a small space at 17 East Brickel. The 1,000 square foot store brought the company’s signature brand of […]

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Black Radish Creamery Coming Soon to The North Market

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Black Radish Creamery Coming Soon to The North Market

The North Market is getting a new cheese vendor. Black Radish Creamery, currently located in Alexandria, Ohio, will soon occupy the space previously filled by Curds and Whey. “We are thrilled for this unique opportunity at North Market and look forward to carrying on the legacy of cheese this space has at the market,” said […]

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Pam’s Market Popcorn Leaving The North Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pam’s Market Popcorn Leaving The North Market

Pam Tylka, owner of Pam’s Market Popcorn, announced today that her business will be exiting the North Market at the end of the month. Tylka opened the business 11 years ago and stated that recent changes at the North Market were behind her decision to depart. “It truly breaks my heart but I am up […]

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Urban Target Store Coming to 16th and High in 2018

Brent Warren Brent Warren Urban Target Store Coming to 16th and High in 2018

After years of speculation about the possibility of an urban Target store landing in Downtown Columbus, it appears as though the University District will be the first neighborhood in the city to actually see one of the smaller-footprint stores arrive. Less than a week after unveiling the name of the Wellington development at the corner […]

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North Market Cheese Monger Announces Retirement

Anne Evans Anne Evans North Market Cheese Monger Announces Retirement

Today, Mike Kast, owner and founder of Curds & Whey in the North Market announced his plans to retire and close the business. The last day will be September 12th. “What an exciting 28 year run it’s been,” said Mike Kast, owner and founder of Curds and Whey, in a statement. “I started the business […]

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4 Reasons That Mainstream Malls and Department Stores are Dying

Chris Boring Chris Boring 4 Reasons That Mainstream Malls and Department Stores are Dying

Only one new enclosed mall was built on American soil between 2005 and 2015 vs. 54 between 1995 and 2005. Over the past ten years, about 300 malls have closed in the United States (including Northland and City Center, locally), leaving about 1,200 nationally. Another 300 of those still open are considered to be troubled […]

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Macy’s Store Closures in 2017 Could Impact Central Ohio Malls

Walker Evans Walker Evans Macy’s Store Closures in 2017 Could Impact Central Ohio Malls

Macy’s announced several weeks ago that it has plans to downsize brick-and-mortar operations with the closure of 100 of its stores across the country. The individual store locations have not yet been announced, and are expected to be released sometime in early 2017, just ahead of the closings dates. “Nearly all of the stores to […]

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