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Local Entrepreneur Celebrates Juneteenth with Release of Black-Owned Business App

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Entrepreneur Celebrates Juneteenth with Release of Black-Owned Business App

Shaundretta House Boykins was raised in an entrepreneurial household, with two grandparents who were entrepreneurs themselves. So even though she started her career in financial services, she says, “I have always had a love and a respect for business owners, because it takes courage, it takes tough skin.” After 20 years in the financial sector, […]

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Two Clintonville Businesses Announce Permanent Closures

Walker Evans Walker Evans Two Clintonville Businesses Announce Permanent Closures

As many businesses work to reopen after being shut down during the Coronavirus Pandemic, some locals are calling it quits. On Wednesday, Paper Moon Art Studio announced that they would be closing their doors in Clintonville permanently. The primary reason for their closure was that the shutdown impacted their entire business model and they could […]

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Not All Local Retailers Are Eager to Reopen Immediately

Walker Evans Walker Evans Not All Local Retailers Are Eager to Reopen Immediately

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered many businesses across the country. In Ohio, non-grocery retailers were allowed to resume business operations on Tuesday, May 12, but not every business jumped on board immediately. Some chose delay their openings by a couple of days, while others have yet to announce re-opening plans at all. “While this a […]

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Malls Reopen: Easton Requires Masks, Polaris & Tuttle Recommend Them

Walker Evans Walker Evans Malls Reopen: Easton Requires Masks, Polaris & Tuttle Recommend Them

As retailers begin to resume business operations, Central Ohio’s major shopping destinations have updated their customer code of conduct policies to reflect new safety measures to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Easton Town Center, Polaris Fashion Place and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing all re-opened to the public earlier today. While the state government […]

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After an Opening Cut Short, Denim Boutique FERA Reopens in the Short North

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman After an Opening Cut Short, Denim Boutique FERA Reopens in the Short North

On Tuesday, May 12, Ohio’s retailers will begin reopening to the public after the state’s Stay at Home order closed all non-essential businesses in late March. Some Central Ohio businesses were just opening their doors for the first time, or preparing to, when coronavirus pandemic shut everything down, including a few restaurants. Denim Boutique FERA, […]

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The List: 12 More Local Stores Re-Opening Soon

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: 12 More Local Stores Re-Opening Soon

While some local retailers are ready to open as soon as possible on May 12 when the state order to resume business goes into effect, others are choosing to wait just a bit longer. Many of these stores are operating on limited hours and limited capacities in order to manage their business safety for their […]

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The List: 31 Local Stores Re-Opening on May 12

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: 31 Local Stores Re-Opening on May 12

On May 1st, state officials announced that non-restaurant retail businesses would be allowed to resume brick-and-mortar operations on Tuesday, May 12 with social distancing guidelines still in place. While wearing masks while shopping is not being mandated in the State of Ohio, many stores are requiring them and many are also limiting the number of […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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