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Image Optical Is on the Move

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Image Optical Is on the Move

Image Optical’s Short North location is moving− but not very far. The office and showroom will move from its current home at 846 N. High St. to 607 N. High St. (which was most recently occupied by Brigade) on June 1, just in time for Gallery Hop. A grand opening is slated for June 22. […]

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Shop Talk: Big Fun Toy Store

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Shop Talk: Big Fun Toy Store

If you’re feeling a little down, you might want to swing by Big Fun Toy Store, which opens its doors May 31. Occupying the 1,200-square-foot former Europia space at 672 N. High St., Big Fun is reentering the Columbus market after leaving it in the mid-nineties. (The first time around, Big Fun was located near the Ohio […]


Tickets to CCAD’s 2013 Senior Fashion Show still available

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Tickets to CCAD’s 2013 Senior Fashion Show still available

For the first time ever, the students participating in the Columbus College of Art & Design Senior Fashion Show got to do whatever they wanted. Not bound by a predetermined theme for this year’s show, they were free to use anything and everything as inspiration for their designs. Perhaps unsurprisingly, their muses vary widely, from the ballet […]

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The Buzz: Egyptian Mummy Undergoes CT Scan

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre The Buzz: Egyptian Mummy Undergoes CT Scan

It’s not every day that a mummy undergoes a CT scan, but that’s just what happened recently at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The institution’s new Flash CT scanner is helping archaeologists and Egyptologists learn more about the roughly 2,000-year-old mummy that belongs to the Ohio Historical Society, where it is referred to as […]

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Shop Talk: Cottage Street

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Shop Talk: Cottage Street

For years John and Sue Konieczko repurposed and made furniture by hand for their home, and eventually began selling the fruits of their labor at various shops. Then in June 2011, they opened a shop of their own: Cottage Street. Located at 3284 N. High St. in Clintonville, Cottage Street offers restored and painted furniture, […]

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Shop Talk: Girls in White Dresses

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre

Girls in White Dresses is a clever name for a bridal boutique, no? Located at 274 Marconi Blvd., Ste 110, the independent 1,300-square-foot shop aims to fill a niche by offering stylish, quality wedding dresses that aren’t likely to bankrupt a bride-to-be. (The shop’s dresses typically cost $1,700 to $3,500.) In addition to wedding gowns […]

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Shop Talk: Trove Warehouse

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Shop Talk: Trove Warehouse

You never know what you’re going to find when you pop into Trove Warehouse, but you can bet your bottom dollar that whatever it is will be unique. Located at 2325 Wood Ave., Trove carries a variety of furniture and accessories for the home− everything from lighting and pillows to custom upholstery and rugs. “We are […]


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