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Red Giraffe Designs Opening Second Store on Grandview Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Red Giraffe Designs Opening Second Store on Grandview Avenue

After two and a half years of retail success in the Short North, local custom jewelry shop Red Giraffe Designs is headed to Grandview Avenue. Owner Kate Stevens announced last week that work has begun on the new location in the Grandview Center at 1419 Grandview Ave. The new store will be larger than the 360 square […]

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Amazon Opens Pickup Location in University District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amazon Opens Pickup Location in University District

While many brick-and-mortar retailers have claimed that Amazon is part of the reason for sagging sales and massive store closures, Amazon is continuing to test news waters with brick-and-mortar concepts. First came the Locker Service at Polaris Mall, and as of today, Columbus now has its first Amazon pick-up store location at 2114 N. High […]

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Gymboree Closing 350 Stores, Three in Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Gymboree Closing 350 Stores, Three in Central Ohio

The latest news to break in the ongoing Retailpocolypse of 2017 is that of Gymboree’s bankruptcy filing — a move that will see the closure of 350 stores across the chain’s U.S. footprint. The San Franciso-based company also operates stores brands Crazy 8 and Janie and Jack, which will see closures as well. Company CEO […]

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New Home Furnishings Shop Beakerloo Opens in German Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Home Furnishings Shop Beakerloo Opens in German Village

This weekend, German Village residents and visitors will find a new place to shop for home decor when Beakerloo officially opens its doors at 190 East Whittier Street. The previously online-only business has been around for three years, and owners Brent Duncan and Lucy Godman decided that now is the time to take the business […]

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The List: Local Businesses Celebrating Pride 2017

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The List: Local Businesses Celebrating Pride 2017

The Pride Parade is back this weekend. The parade and its participants are now almost 50 years away from the Stonewall riots that first spurred the annual bash, making it an event of celebration and remembrance. The riots, taking place on June 28, 1969, were part of an enough-is-enough fight against police harassment and discrimination. […]

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Store Closures Announced for Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant

Walker Evans Walker Evans Store Closures Announced for Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant

The Connecticut-based Ascena Retail Group is the latest chain store owner to jump on the Retailpocolypse bandwagon, announcing last Thursday that it would be closing somewhere between 250 and 650 of its locations over the course of the next two years. Those closures would include Ann Taylor, Dress Barn and Lane Bryant locations. Retail brick-and-mortar closures continue to mount up, and […]

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Big Lots Opening “The Store of the Future” on Fifth Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Big Lots Opening “The Store of the Future” on Fifth Avenue

It was revealed yesterday that Big Lots will be opening a new store — along with a relocated Grandview Mercantile — at the former Giant Eagle location at 1451 West Fifth Avenue near Grandview Heights. Today, Big Lots revealed that what they have in mind is actually something much different from their average store. “This will be a new […]

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