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Abercrombie & Fitch Launches New Store Concept at Polaris

Walker Evans Walker Evans Abercrombie & Fitch Launches New Store Concept at Polaris

New Albany-based Abercrombie & Fitch is reinventing their look with a new store layout that opens today at Polaris Fashion Place. The new store format is the first of seven to launch this year, designed to reimagine the customer experience and showcase new clothing collections that the brand is rolling out. “It is important that […]

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STUMP Opens Second Location in German Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans STUMP Opens Second Location in German Village

The first of four new businesses launching at the corner of Thurman Avenue and Jaeger Street in German Village officially opens today. Local plant shop STUMP is opening a 560 square foot expansion in the building located at 220 Thurman Avenue. “From the early stages of conceptualizing our shop, the educational component to the plant buying experience […]

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Wet Seal Closing All Stores

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wet Seal Closing All Stores

The hits keep coming for traditional mall retail stores. California-based chain Wet Seal is reported to close all 171 of its remaining stores soon, following a bankruptcy filing and 338 store closures in 2015, and the failure to find a buyer for the struggling business. Multiple national media outlets are reporting that a notice has […]

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Top 10 Things to do in The University District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Top 10 Things to do in The University District

One of the most rapidly changing neighborhoods in Columbus is the University District, which surrounds the campus of the Ohio State University. The area features everything from stately historic homes to fraternity and sorority houses, and a wide variety of independent and chain businesses that cater to the primarily young demographic found in the neighborhood. […]

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Re:work Furnishings Expanding into Larger Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Re:work Furnishings Expanding into Larger Location

After less than two years operating out of a 2,000 square foot workshop just south of Grandview Heights, Re:work Furnishings is making the move to a much larger 10,000 square foot space just north of Grandview Heights. Husband-and-wife duo Alex and Lindsay Remley officially announced the move today, providing details about about that the news […]

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The New Math for Mall Retailers

Chris Boring Chris Boring The New Math for Mall Retailers

"The vast majority of traditional enclosed malls will need to be reinvented as something other than monolithic, single-use properties."

Holiday retail sales results are in. All retail sales (excluding autos, gasoline, and restaurants) increased four percent in November and December 2016 versus the same period in 2015, according to the National Retail Federation. There was a 13 percent increase in online sales, continuing a long-term trend of annual double-digit increases. Sales at clothing and […]

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19 Photos of the New Columbus IKEA

Walker Evans Walker Evans 19 Photos of the New Columbus IKEA

While the new Columbus IKEA store might look completed on the outside, there’s still a lot of work to be done on the interior ahead of the Summer 2017 opening. Joseph Roth, U.S. Expansion & Property Public Affairs Manager at IKEA, and new Store Manager David Garcia Gatto gave Columbus Underground a hard hat tour of the […]

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