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Gymboree Closing 350 Stores, Three in Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Gymboree Closing 350 Stores, Three in Central Ohio

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 […]

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New Home Furnishings Shop Beakerloo Opens in German Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Home Furnishings Shop Beakerloo Opens in German Village

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 […]

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Store Closures Announced for Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant

Walker Evans Walker Evans Store Closures Announced for Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant

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 […]

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Big Lots Opening “The Store of the Future” on Fifth Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Big Lots Opening “The Store of the Future” on Fifth Avenue

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 […]

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Eastland Mall Will Have No Anchors Following Sears Closure

Walker Evans Walker Evans Eastland Mall Will Have No Anchors Following Sears Closure

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 […]

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Westland Mall Headed to 100% Vacancy with Closure of Sears

Walker Evans Walker Evans Westland Mall Headed to 100% Vacancy with Closure of Sears

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 […]

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Grandview Mercantile & Big Lots Moving into Former Giant Eagle Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Grandview Mercantile & Big Lots Moving into Former Giant Eagle Space

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 […]

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