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Toys R Us To Close All US Stores, Including Seven in Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Toys R Us To Close All US Stores, Including Seven in Central Ohio

The writing has been on the wall for some time at chain store Toys R Us, so it should come as little surprise that the company announced today that it would be closing and/or selling all of its 800 remaining stores across the U.S. The company filed for bankruptcy last September with over five billion in […]

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COTA Names Joanna Pinkerton as New CEO

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Names Joanna Pinkerton as New CEO

Following a seven month search process, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has announced its new CEO. Joanna Pinkerton, the chief operating officer of Transportation Research Center Inc., was unanimously approved for the position by COTA’s Board of Trustees today. “I am honored the Board of Trustees has selected me to lead COTA and build on the […]

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Red Roof Moving Corporate Headquarters out of Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Red Roof Moving Corporate Headquarters out of Columbus

Columbus-based Red Roof will soon be New Albany-based Red Roof, as the company has announced plans today to move out of their corporate offices in the Brewery District. The company’s new 43,000 square foot home will be located at 7815 Walton Parkway in the city of New Albany, just north of SR-161 and west of […]

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Best Buy Closing 257 “Mobile” Locations, Including Tuttle Mall Store

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Buy Closing 257 “Mobile” Locations, Including Tuttle Mall Store

According to a report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Best Buy announced intentions to close all 257 of its “Best Buy Mobile” stores across the U.S., effective May 31. The “Mobile” store format was originally launched in 2006 as a way to sell mobile phones and accessories in something smaller than their […]

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More Details Unveiled on 22-Story Downtown Hilton Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Details Unveiled on 22-Story Downtown Hilton Expansion

A group of local leaders gathered at the Greater Columbus Convention Center this morning to officially announce the new 22-story Hilton hotel expansion, which was unofficially announced early, two weeks ago. The new building, which is slated for construction on the east side of High Street, directly across from the current 12-story Hilton hotel, would […]

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City Cracks Down on Crime-Ridden Carryouts and Drug Houses

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Cracks Down on Crime-Ridden Carryouts and Drug Houses

On Friday morning, the City of Columbus closed down the Family Market carryout at 924 East Long Street, citing a long list of complaints and illegal activities. According to the office of City Attorney Zach Klein, the business was home to drug trafficking activity as well as police reports of assault, burglary, fighting, public intoxication, car theft and […]

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Five-Story Hotel Proposed in German Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Five-Story Hotel Proposed in German Village

A proposal was recently submitted to the Historic Review Commission for conceptual review, which could bring a new hotel building to Livingston Avenue if approved. The plan calls for the construction of a five-story building at 33 East Livingston Avenue that would house 129 guest rooms. The plans were submitted by locally-based Jonathan Barnes Architecture […]

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