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The Smithery Showcases the Handmade Aspect of Artist-Made Gifts

Anne Evans Anne Evans The Smithery Showcases the Handmade Aspect of Artist-Made Gifts

What does it take to open your own storefront, filled with many of your own handmade items? Persistence and dedication, say Anne Holman and Jen Townsend. Each has been building a career as a metalsmith for years, crafting their own lines of jewelry under their respective brands Anne Holman Jewelry Design and Jen Townsend Jewelry. […]

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Fashionistas See More Room for National Chains in the Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fashionistas See More Room for National Chains in the Short North

On Friday, a new two-story Anthropologie store opened in the Short North, marking the entry of one of the first national retail brands to enter the district that is primarily populated with local and regional businesses. While pricier boutiques have long been a part of the Short North shopping experience, national brands have been kept […]

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Anthropologie Opens in the Short North

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Anthropologie Opens in the Short North

Anthropologie’s new Columbus store opens its doors today. Located in The Joseph building at 625 N. High St. in the Short North, the store spans more than 5,000 square feet spread over two floors. “Art is Anthropologie’s touchstone, so we are excited to have the opportunity to become part of such a vibrant, creative community,” […]

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Broken Records & Beehives Combines Hair and Music

Nen Lin Soo Nen Lin Soo Broken Records & Beehives Combines Hair and Music

“Be careful what you wish for” is almost always uttered with a negative connotation in mind. And when Broken Records & Beehives co-owner, Jeremy Scott, jokingly suggested to his wife, Allison Scott, the idea of starting a record store with a shared space with her to work on people’s hair, it almost seemed too good […]

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Opinion: Level Playing Field Crucial for Columbus Retailers

Jayson Waits Jayson Waits Opinion: Level Playing Field Crucial for Columbus Retailers

Readers of Columbus Underground are well aware of all the fantastic development occurring across the city. It is an exciting time to be a resident and a business owner. That said, an unfair government policy is holding back local retailers from growing and jeopardizes future development in the city. As a small business owner myself […]

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Go Go Chic Mobile Boutique Truck Relocates to Columbus

Nen Lin Soo Nen Lin Soo Go Go Chic Mobile Boutique Truck Relocates to Columbus

With Internet shopping at its prime, more and more people are comfortably purchasing things from the cozy confines of their living space. As gratifying as it is to receive new pieces of clothing or a cute pair of shoes in the mail days later, the disappointment is inevitable when purchased items do not meet expectations. […]

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Shop Talk: Flying Gent Mercantile

Nen Lin Soo Nen Lin Soo Shop Talk: Flying Gent Mercantile

By fusing his love affair with the eclectic vibe of Gay Street and his passion for American history, Branden Givand has established a brand and a business that is reminiscent of his own personal style. Built up in a corner of Café Brioso’s artisan coffee shop, Givand’s full-fledged brand – Flying Gent Mercantile — is […]

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