Shopping – News, opinions and reviews on all things Columbus, Ohio. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:51:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 5900166 Shop Talk: New Boutique in King Lincoln District Offers Career Assistance to Women Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:38:54 +0000 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 […]]]> 0 1169235 Gymboree Closing 350 Stores, Three in Central Ohio Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:55:36 +0000 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 […]]]> 0 1169870 Eco-Conscious Fashion Designer Celeste Malvar-Stewart Uses Fibers From Ohio Farms Wed, 05 Jul 2017 14:07:00 +0000 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 […]]]> 1 1168808 Former Parsons Drive-Through Will Soon Serve up Fresh Produce Instead of Beer Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:46 +0000 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 […]]]> 0 1167949 New Home Furnishings Shop Beakerloo Opens in German Village Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:19:13 +0000 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 […]]]> 0 1168432 Store Closures Announced for Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:57:06 +0000 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 […]]]> 3 1167765 Big Lots Opening “The Store of the Future” on Fifth Avenue Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:31:38 +0000 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 […]]]> 4 1167616 Eastland Mall Will Have No Anchors Following Sears Closure Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:54:18 +0000 With a one-two punch, Eastland Mall has lost all of its remaining anchor stores. Macy’s announced plans back in January to close its Eastland location, and yesterday Sears revealed that it will be closing its store there — along with 71 other locations across the U.S. — sometime in September. The mall, originally opened 1968, has […]]]> 8 1167578 Westland Mall Headed to 100% Vacancy with Closure of Sears Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:37:04 +0000 The long-neglected Westland Mall will officially be empty this fall as the final tenant shutters its doors. Sears announced its latest round of 72 store closures yesterday, which includes its Westland Mall and Eastland Mall locations. The Westland Mall property has been discussed many times as a possible site for a catalytic development project that could […]]]> 2 1167575 Grandview Mercantile & Big Lots Moving into Former Giant Eagle Space Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:53:26 +0000 After three years of sitting vacant, the former Giant Eagle location at 1451 W. Fifth Ave. is about to have a new lease on life. According to Continental Real Estate Principal Frank Kass, the building will be divided in two and shared between Big Lots and Grandview Mercantile. The relocation for Grandview Mercantile is nearly a homecoming for […]]]> 1 1167565