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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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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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Tuttle Touts “New Year at New Mall”

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tuttle Touts “New Year at New Mall”

Representatives from Simon Property Group — the owner and manager of the Mall at Tuttle Crossing — renewed their pledge to providing a high quality customer experience with a New Years Resolution. “A lot is in the works at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing,” stated Samantha Brawand, director of marketing and business development at The […]

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The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Andersons Closing all Retail Store Locations

Another retailer has announced plans to close stores, joining a rapidly growing list in 2017. The Andersons Inc. — which operates large-scale grain, ethanol, rail and other agribusiness enterprises — announced that it would be closing its retail operations, which includes two stores in Columbus and two in the Toledo area. “This was a difficult […]

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