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Shop Talk: Spencer’s Influence

Chrissy Adams Chrissy Adams Shop Talk: Spencer’s Influence

Back in April, new boutique Spencer’s Influence opened on East Long Street near the Long Street Bridge. The new store is the first for entrepreneur Wayne Spencer, who opened the shop with help from his wife Kimberly. “I worked retail for about twenty years and I always wanted to do it on my own,” said […]

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Clintonville is a Hub for Antique and Vintage Shopping

Randi Walle Randi Walle Clintonville is a Hub for Antique and Vintage Shopping

Is there a difference between “vintage” and “antique” items? One quick stop in a store claiming either title and the shopper will instantly realize there is quite a difference. Stephanie Russi, co-owner of Down Memory Lane antique store, said that the difference has to do with age. In her opinion, an item must be from […]

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First Look: The Oats & Barley Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Oats & Barley Market

The brand new Oats & Barley Market has officially soft opened at 970 North High Street in the Short North, offering a boutique shopping experience to residents of Italian Village and Victorian Village as well as visitors to the area. The 3,000 square foot store offers fresh produce, prepared foods, wine and beer, and other […]

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Poll: What Does “Local” Mean to You?

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Poll: What Does “Local” Mean to You?

It’s not uncommon for Columbus entrepreneurs to have more than one business, restaurant or retail store. Individuals, partners and groups are known to employ a variety of restaurant or retail concepts or open multiple locations of existing concepts. With Columbusites opening venues around the city that offer local, national and foreign goods and expanding their […]

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First Look: Giant Eagle Market District Express

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Giant Eagle Market District Express

The new Giant Eagle Market District Express officially opens in Bexley on Thursday, August 18th. The store is the first two-story format for the grocery retailer, and features a full service selection inside a smaller footprint. Click here to read our full story on the new grocery store. All photos by Walker Evans.

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Giant Eagle Opening Market District Express in Bexley

Walker Evans Walker Evans Giant Eagle Opening Market District Express in Bexley

Giant Eagle is opening its first-ever two-story grocery store this week when the Market District Express officially begins welcoming customers on Thursday in Bexley. The 30,000 square foot store represents a small footprint for any major grocery retailer, but Regional VP of Operations Brian Ferrier feels that it will be a perfect fit. “The store […]

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Two Brothers Butcher Shoppe Coming Soon to The North Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Two Brothers Butcher Shoppe Coming Soon to The North Market

The North Market announced today their butcher replacement for the recently vacated Bluescreek Farm Meats — the Two Brothers Butcher Shoppe from brothers Robert Schuman and Richie Schuman. “As promised, we have a ‘Best-in-Class’ butcher shop joining the North Market,” said North Market Executive Director Rick Harrison Wolfe. “Top quality fresh meats is paramount to a […]

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