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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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Japanese Arcade and Gift Shop Opens in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Japanese Arcade and Gift Shop Opens in The Short North

Anthony Locke and Shane Mack first met at an anime convention and became fast friends. After attending many more conventions together throughout each calendar year, the duo decided to showcase their fandom in a more dedicated fashion. “Why cant we just have a small convention every day with Japanese import arcade machines, toys and Pocky?” […]

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Fashionistas See More Room for National Chains in the Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fashionistas See More Room for National Chains in the Short North

On Friday, a new two-story Anthropologie store opened in the Short North, marking the entry of one of the first national retail brands to enter the district that is primarily populated with local and regional businesses. While pricier boutiques have long been a part of the Short North shopping experience, national brands have been kept […]

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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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Simply Vague Returns to Polaris Fashion Place

Walker Evans Walker Evans Simply Vague Returns to Polaris Fashion Place

Simply Vague first expanded into the Polaris Fashion Place shopping mall a year ago, but the location only lasted eight months due to a reshuffling of tenants. Polaris shoppers have had to go without their local fix since the store closed in May, but Simply Vague is making its return in a new space tomorrow, […]

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Five Stories Proposed for Corner of Fifth and Summit in Italian Village

Brent Warren Brent Warren Five Stories Proposed for Corner of Fifth and Summit in Italian Village

Add the southwest corner of East Fifth Avenue and Summit Street to the long list of proposed mixed-use developments in Italian Village. A two-part proposal from developer Brad Howe and Shremshock Architects calls for a three-story townhome building as well as a five-story residential and retail development for the corner, which is currently home to […]

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Does Columbus Need a Third Costco?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Does Columbus Need a Third Costco?

Costco announced recently that a third Columbus store would be coming soon at the planned Dublin Green shopping center in Jerome Township. The Seattle-based chain entered the local market with a store at Polaris in 2006, and opened a second store at Easton in 2013. With each store averaging 145,000 square feet, few stores are […]

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