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Shop Talk: Spencer’s Influence

Chrissy Adams Chrissy Adams Shop Talk: Spencer’s Influence

Back in April, new boutique Spencer’s Influence opened on East Long Street near the Long Street Bridge. The new store is the first for entrepreneur Wayne Spencer, who opened the shop with help from his wife Kimberly. “I worked retail for about twenty years and I always wanted to do it on my own,” said […]

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Shop Talk: Chunky Armadillo

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Chunky Armadillo

Brand new Short North retailer Chunky Armadillo opened quietly (they don’t have their main sign up yet) during Holiday Hop two weekends ago, but business is already booming. Owner Melanie Hutchins said that the store was packed on opening day, and she’s had a great month in sales thus far thanks to holiday shoppers and […]

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Shop Talk: Capital Goods

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Shop Talk: Capital Goods

Located at 65 East State Street in Downtown Columbus, Capital Goods offers handmade ready-to-wear apparel and accessories for women, children and infants. The shop also carries toys, seasonal goods, furniture, home decor —including original artwork— and housewares. “Right now, we have gorgeous collage paintings by Agnes Burres, dreamy playsets from Maura Mae, hand painted scarves […]

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Shop Talk: Righno

Anna Maconachy Anna Maconachy Shop Talk: Righno

If you were to travel back to 2009 and ask Corey Bee where he would be in 2015, he most likely wouldn’t have described his current life to you. In 2009, all that Bee could call his own was a little tee shirt company called Enue Clothing, but now he has upgraded to owning his […]

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Shop Talk: Samson Men’s Emporium

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Samson Men’s Emporium

After a lengthy career that spans restaurant management and real estate, Travis Samson is ready for a new chapter in his life. He recently opened new boutique Samson Men’s Emporium in the Short North after making the switch to pursue his lifelong dream of owning his own retail shop. “It was the onset of my […]

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Shop Talk: Clothing Underground

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Clothing Underground

Josh Harden started selling vintage tee shirts on eBay ten years ago, and his passion quickly turned into a business venture, which has gradually evolved into Ghetto Vintage (his mobile business housed in an Airstream trailer) and Clothing Underground (his brick and mortar shop near OSU). The latter of the two recently moved into a […]

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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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