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The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations

Another retailer has announced plans to close stores, joining a rapidly growing list in 2017. The Andersons Inc. — which operates large-scale grain, ethanol, rail and other agribusiness enterprises — announced that it would be closing its retail operations, which includes two stores in Columbus and two in the Toledo area. “This was a difficult […]

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First Look: What the Rock?! Reopens in Clintonville

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: What the Rock?! Reopens in Clintonville

After finishing out their final holiday shopping season in the Short North, husband-and-wife duo Mike Renner and Heather Ziegler have finished relocating What the Rock?! to its new location at 3039 Indianola Avenue in Clintonville. The store soft-opened today for the first time since the move, with a grand opening to be announced in the […]

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American Apparel Closing All Stores

Walker Evans Walker Evans American Apparel Closing All Stores

2017 continues to be a bad year for several major retailers across the country, as American Apparel is the latest to announce closures, joining the likes of The Limited, Kmart/Sears and Macy’s. The company filed for bankruptcy late last year, and its remaining assets were sold to Canadian company Gildan last week (pending court approval), […]

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The Limited Closing All Retail Stores

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Limited Closing All Retail Stores

News began circulating just before Christmas that The Limited was quietly working to shutter stores in malls around the country, but without a whole lot of other details being provided. Local news outlets across the US mostly reported the closures as isolated incidences, noting that their local stores were having inventory-clearing events with deeply discounted […]

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Ohio’s Own: A Bit of A Bite Salsa

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: A Bit of A Bite Salsa

Ohio grocers make space for lots of locally-produced edibles. There are breads, chips, nut butters, cheese, cookies, noodles… but if you made a pie chart of all those things, it’s a good bet that the salsa/chip-dip section would be the largest piece of the pie. Ohio eaters just love putting chips in stuff. A Bit […]

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Two Kmart Stores and One Sears Location Closing in Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Two Kmart Stores and One Sears Location Closing in Central Ohio

Representatives from department store Sears announced this week the closure of 150 stores in their portfolio. That includes 42 Sears locations and 108 Kmart stores. All stores on the chopping block are expected to be shuttered by April with clearance sales expected to begin as early as this Friday. Locally, the closures will affect three […]

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Macy’s Closing Tuttle Crossing & Eastland Mall Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Macy’s Closing Tuttle Crossing & Eastland Mall Locations

Last fall, Macy’s announced that it would be closing around 100 stores in 2017. Local retail analysts told Columbus Underground at that point in time that this news could possibly affect local stores at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing and Eastland Mall. Today, Macy’s confirmed that speculation as truth. Both stores (one at Eastland and […]

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