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Shop Talk: State & Third

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: State & Third

Retail follows rooftops, as the saying goes. And Becky Brisker is banking that her new Downtown retail venture will be embraced by the hundreds upon hundreds new residents moving into the apartments surrounding Columbus Commons. State & Third is the name of her new boutique, which opened two weeks ago inside the Shops at Capitol […]

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Shop Talk: Pur•Suit

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Pur•Suit

When is a pop-up no longer a pop-up? Well, after two years in the South Campus Gateway, men’s clothing store Pursuit is still clinging to the term for the time being. “Originally the concept was a class project while I was in the MBA program at Ohio State and we launched after I graduated,” says […]

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Shop Talk: Tigertree

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Tigertree has called three different Short North addresses home in just under seven year of operation, which sounds like major headache for any small retail business owner. But shop owners Josh and Niki Quinn are happy to have settled nicely into their current spot at 787 North High Street, and the neighborhood in turn has […]


Shop Talk: What the Rock?!

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: What the Rock?!

What the Rock?! (yes, the punctuation is a part of the name) has become so well known as a local boutique that you never would have guessed that it was actually born on the other side of the country. “We started as an online store in 2006 while living in California,” explains WTR co-owner Mike […]

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Shop Talk: Kifle Shoe Boutique

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Kifle Shoe Boutique

Having opened in mid-August, the Kifle Shoe Boutique may still be the newest retail shop in the Short North. Located at 1203 North High Street (which you may recognize as the former home of {milk bar} due to the shiny black tile floors in the photos), Kifle offers women a fashionable alternative for shoe shoppers […]

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Shop Talk: Substance

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Substance

  In 2012, The Atlantic Cities noted that Columbus has the third highest number of fashion designers in the US, only trailing New York City and Los Angeles. Which means that Christina Getachew was ahead of the curve back in 2002 when she left a decade-long fashion career in city #1 to jump start a […]


Shop Talk: Grid Furnishings

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Grid Furnishings

When Functional Furnishings closed way back in 2004, it left a hole in the Short North market for mid-priced modern furniture. Tim Friar decided to step in to fill that void when he opened Grid Furnishings in November 2010, and business has been bustling ever since. “The biggest seller of the year is the Jane […]


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