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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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Star Jewelers Completes Relocation to The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Star Jewelers Completes Relocation to The Short North

After over 20 years in business, Star Jewelers is ready for an upgrade. This long-established Bexley business recently relocated to 607 North High Street in the Short North for a bigger retail space in an area with more shopping foot traffic. We spoke recently with Rachel Howard, a buyer at Star Jewelers who has helped […]

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Best Fashion/Apparel Store of 2014: Tigertree

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Fashion/Apparel Store of 2014: Tigertree

Columbus often gets praised as a fashion-centric city, both due to the number of corporate fashion and retail jobs headquartered here, and also due to the number of independent fashion boutiques sprinkled throughout the city and concentrated in The Short North. When we asked our readers to name their top destination for fashion and apparel […]

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Shop Talk: Clover on High

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Clover on High

You may not have noticed, but the Emperor’s Newest Clothes in the Short North has been replaced with a new shop called Clover on High. The transition, which began back in September, was gradual by intention; as the new owners wanted to keep the store open and retain all of the staff during the process. […]

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The Smithery Showcases the Handmade Aspect of Artist-Made Gifts

Anne Evans Anne Evans The Smithery Showcases the Handmade Aspect of Artist-Made Gifts

What does it take to open your own storefront, filled with many of your own handmade items? Persistence and dedication, say Anne Holman and Jen Townsend. Each has been building a career as a metalsmith for years, crafting their own lines of jewelry under their respective brands Anne Holman Jewelry Design and Jen Townsend Jewelry. […]

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Anthropologie Opens in the Short North

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Anthropologie Opens in the Short North

Anthropologie’s new Columbus store opens its doors today. Located in The Joseph building at 625 N. High St. in the Short North, the store spans more than 5,000 square feet spread over two floors. “Art is Anthropologie’s touchstone, so we are excited to have the opportunity to become part of such a vibrant, creative community,” […]

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