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Shop Talk: Fabtique Opens in the Shops on Lane Avenue

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Fabtique Opens in the Shops on Lane Avenue

What started as a dream to open a new type of store in Columbus has now turned into a reality for Fabtique owners Pat Schmuki Barker and Amber Wilson. The women’s boutique opened in the Shops on Lane Avenue mid-October. Barker and Wilson formerly worked together at White House Black Market, and maintained a solid […]

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Shop Talk: Happy Go Lucky Home & Her

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Happy Go Lucky Home & Her

Ten years ago in a little shop outside of Philadelphia, Debbie Neimeth opened Happy Go Lucky Home. The eclectic store offered a variety of unique home décor items that could not be found anywhere else. In 2011, Neimeth moved her store to the Short North. Three years later, she added Happy Go Lucky Her to […]

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Powell Welcomes Ohio’s First Woodworking Studio

Randi Walle Randi Walle Powell Welcomes Ohio’s First Woodworking Studio

Board & Brush Creative Studio, the first shop of its kind to open in Ohio, is a woodworking workshop that hosts events and informative classes to help customers create their own personalized wood signs. The space has officially been open just over a month and is already booked through December. Owner Megan Gropp explained the […]

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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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