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The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations

Another retailer has announced plans to close stores, joining a rapidly growing list in 2017. The Andersons Inc. — which operates large-scale grain, ethanol, rail and other agribusiness enterprises — announced that it would be closing its retail operations, which includes two stores in Columbus and two in the Toledo area. “This was a difficult […]

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Cub Shrub Opening Second Location

Anne Evans Anne Evans Cub Shrub Opening Second Location

It’s been just over a year since kid-focused Cub Shrub opened in the Short North, and owners Niki and Josh Quinn have announced a second location for the venture. “We opened the first Cub Shrub when our daughter, Emma, was born and we realized that there were not many local places to find interesting, well […]

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American Apparel Closing All Stores

Walker Evans Walker Evans American Apparel Closing All Stores

2017 continues to be a bad year for several major retailers across the country, as American Apparel is the latest to announce closures, joining the likes of The Limited, Kmart/Sears and Macy’s. The company filed for bankruptcy late last year, and its remaining assets were sold to Canadian company Gildan last week (pending court approval), […]

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The Limited Closing All Retail Stores

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Limited Closing All Retail Stores

News began circulating just before Christmas that The Limited was quietly working to shutter stores in malls around the country, but without a whole lot of other details being provided. Local news outlets across the US mostly reported the closures as isolated incidences, noting that their local stores were having inventory-clearing events with deeply discounted […]

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Two Kmart Stores and One Sears Location Closing in Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Two Kmart Stores and One Sears Location Closing in Central Ohio

Representatives from department store Sears announced this week the closure of 150 stores in their portfolio. That includes 42 Sears locations and 108 Kmart stores. All stores on the chopping block are expected to be shuttered by April with clearance sales expected to begin as early as this Friday. Locally, the closures will affect three […]

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Macy’s Closing Tuttle Crossing & Eastland Mall Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Macy’s Closing Tuttle Crossing & Eastland Mall Locations

Last fall, Macy’s announced that it would be closing around 100 stores in 2017. Local retail analysts told Columbus Underground at that point in time that this news could possibly affect local stores at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing and Eastland Mall. Today, Macy’s confirmed that speculation as truth. Both stores (one at Eastland and […]

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Giant Eagle Closing Victorian Village Store, Plus Two Others

Walker Evans Walker Evans Giant Eagle Closing Victorian Village Store, Plus Two Others

Representatives from Giant Eagle announced today that they will soon be closing three area stores. “We thank our customers for their years of patronage at these locations, and invite them to visit us at our other area stores,” said Giant Eagle spokesperson Dan Donovan. “Central Ohio, and Columbus specifically, are important communities for Giant Eagle, […]

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