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Kit and Ace Closes Short North Location Amid Company Restructuring

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kit and Ace Closes Short North Location Amid Company Restructuring

Canadian chain Kit and Ace announced a restructuring plan several days ago, which includes layoffs at its head offices and approximately 15 store closures, including the Columbus location. The shop opened just over a year ago in a small space at 17 East Brickel. The 1,000 square foot store brought the company’s signature brand of […]

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Warp Zone Keeps Retro Gaming Alive in Hilliard

Cody Starcher Cody Starcher Warp Zone Keeps Retro Gaming Alive in Hilliard

Ask anyone interested in gaming in the Hilliard area about “Warp Zone” and they will either tell you it’s one of the best gaming stores they’ve been to, or everyone else has told them it’s the best gaming store they’ve ever been to. So when I moved to Hilliard last Fall, I went to check […]

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Bargain Hunt Opening Store on West Side of Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bargain Hunt Opening Store on West Side of Columbus

Tennessee-based retailer Bargain Hunt is entering the Central Ohio market this fall with two new stores that are opening next month. The first will launch on Friday, September 9th at 3574 Soldano Boulevard on the west side of Columbus, while the second will open on Friday, September 30th in Heath. The stores are both approximately 20,000 square […]

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The Peanut Shoppe Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Peanut Shoppe Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Downtown nut and candy store The Peanut Shoppe is celebrating a big milestone in 2016. The store, which was founded at 5 South High Street in 1936, is officially 80 years old this week. The store has relocated several times during its lifespan, most recently to the corner of High and State Streets in 2014. […]

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Shop Talk: Spencer’s Influence

Chrissy Adams Chrissy Adams Shop Talk: Spencer’s Influence

Back in April, new boutique Spencer’s Influence opened on East Long Street near the Long Street Bridge. The new store is the first for entrepreneur Wayne Spencer, who opened the shop with help from his wife Kimberly. “I worked retail for about twenty years and I always wanted to do it on my own,” said […]

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First Look: The Oats & Barley Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Oats & Barley Market

The brand new Oats & Barley Market has officially soft opened at 970 North High Street in the Short North, offering a boutique shopping experience to residents of Italian Village and Victorian Village as well as visitors to the area. The 3,000 square foot store offers fresh produce, prepared foods, wine and beer, and other […]

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IKEA Progressing Toward Summer 2017 Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans IKEA Progressing Toward Summer 2017 Opening

Passersby on Interstate 71 will begin to notice a flash of the iconic cobalt color beginning to appear on the new IKEA building just north of Gemini Parkway. Contractors began installing exterior materials on the building this week, leading toward a summer 2017 opening for the retailer. “We hope to be enclosed before the New […]

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