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20 Local Gift Ideas for Your Holiday Shopping List

Anne Evans Anne Evans 20 Local Gift Ideas for Your Holiday Shopping List

Have you been enjoying Columbus Underground’s Holiday Shopping Guide? This weekend, take advantage of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals in the Short North and more! Thanks once again to Elm & Iron for being the presenting sponsor of our shopping guide. This is the week! Stop by Elm & Iron’s Holiday Open House […]

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What the Rock?! Leaving The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans What the Rock?! Leaving The Short North

After ten years in the Short North, everyone’s favorite name-punctuated retail shop What the Rock?! is pulling up roots and heading north to Clintonville. “In 2017, we will be trading our digs in the Short North Arts District for a storefront on Indianola Avenue,” stated husband-and-wife owners Mike Renner and Heather Ziegler on Facebook yesterday. […]

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Holiday Shopping Guide 2016 – Week Two

Anne Evans Anne Evans Holiday Shopping Guide 2016 – Week Two

Have you been enjoying Columbus Underground’s Holiday Shopping Guide? This weekend, take advantage of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals in the Short North and more! Thanks once again to Elm & Iron for being the presenting sponsor of our shopping guide. Make plans to stop by their Holiday Open House in Clintonville for […]

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Bend Active Opening Short North Retail Store

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bend Active Opening Short North Retail Store

After two years in business on Lane Avenue, Bend Active is ready to expand. Owners Laura Heller and Adam Heller are launching their second retail outlet in the Short North on December 1st, giving locals a new place to shop for the Bend brand of fitness and active apparel. “We feel that the Short North […]

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New Local Startup “The Awesome Company” Embraces Differences

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher New Local Startup “The Awesome Company” Embraces Differences

Over the years, Jacquie Mahan has undoubtedly made herself no stranger to the Columbus small business community. An Upper Arlington native, Mahan came back to Columbus after finishing school to open the widely successful Mahan art gallery, once located in the Short North. About a year after the gallery’s closing in fall of 2010, Mahan […]

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Rowe Boutique Launching Pop-Up Men’s Clothing Shop

Walker Evans Walker Evans Rowe Boutique Launching Pop-Up Men’s Clothing Shop

Rowe Boutique is returning to their roots. The popular Short North fashion destination originally began as a pop-up shop in 2006 — located inside the Rebecca Ibel Gallery — and the store originally carried a small selection of men’s items when it opened in 2007 before focusing entirely on fashion for women. Next month, both […]

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The Confluence Cast: The Value of Shopping Local

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The Value of Shopping Local

This week, we’re shopping local. On the occasion of the holiday season we sat down with two people immersed in the movement. First up, Timothy Wolf Starr discusses the recently rebranded Small Business Beanstalk, now called Connects Columbus. Then, Lynn Stan, co-founder of Celebrate Local, has a wide-ranging conversation on the inherent difficulty in quantifying the value of […]

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