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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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Urban Target Store Coming to 16th and High in 2018

Brent Warren Brent Warren Urban Target Store Coming to 16th and High in 2018

After years of speculation about the possibility of an urban Target store landing in Downtown Columbus, it appears as though the University District will be the first neighborhood in the city to actually see one of the smaller-footprint stores arrive. Less than a week after unveiling the name of the Wellington development at the corner […]

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Macy’s Store Closures in 2017 Could Impact Central Ohio Malls

Walker Evans Walker Evans Macy’s Store Closures in 2017 Could Impact Central Ohio Malls

Macy’s announced several weeks ago that it has plans to downsize brick-and-mortar operations with the closure of 100 of its stores across the country. The individual store locations have not yet been announced, and are expected to be released sometime in early 2017, just ahead of the closings dates. “Nearly all of the stores to […]

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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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