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New year, still many unknowns for City Center

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The Dispatch wrote New year, still many unknowns for mall Tuesday, January 1, 2008 BY MIKE PRAMIK The owner of Columbus City Center locked the doors of the struggling Downtown mall yesterday. But not for good. City Center was simply closed for New Year’s Eve. It is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, although its long-term […]


Kaufmann’s at Polaris: Open-air center in progress

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The Dispatch wrote Kaufmann’s at Polaris: Open-air center in progress by Mike Pramik Sunday, December 30, 2007 In July, Glimcher Realty Trust began tearing apart the former Kaufmann’s space at Polaris Fashion Place. The goal: Create a partially open-air lifestyle center that would be attached to the mall. A section of the 130,000-square-foot Kaufmann’s building […]


Substance: Stones & earth tones

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The Alive wrote Substance: Stones & earth tones By Brittany Kress December 27, 2007 Every month, Substance designers take scissors to shirts they created. In the spirit of creativity and reuse, they start all over again and come up with completely different clothing. The Short North shop’s Design Lab Collection, where pants become skirts and […]

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Holiday waiting game: City Center

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The Alive wrote Holiday waiting game: City Center December 20, 2007 By Brittany Kress Christmas shopping has reached a crescendo everywhere in Columbus—except, it seems, at City Center. There, holiday songs play over loudspeakers to largely empty floors. A father and his toddler ride the escalators for fun. And store employees, unable to be interviewed […]

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Grandview Yard Updates

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The Dispatch wrote Development named ‘Grandview Yard’ Wednesday, December 19, 2007 BY MARTIN ROZENMAN Grandview Yard. That’s the name of the commercial, retail and residential development planned for the old Big Bear site in Grandview Heights. “(Grandview Yard) will have significant similarities to the Arena District,” Ellis told members of the Columbus Metropolitan Club at […]


Rumor Mill: Two Short North Stores Closing


Emack and Bolios and Clothing Warehouse. Rumor has it that both these stores are closing in 2008. That will leave a big retail hole on High Street. What would people like to see in those spaces?


Like Clockwork: Milk Bar

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Columbus Alive wrote Like Clockwork: Milk Bar December 13, 2007 By Wes Flexner At the grand opening of Milk Bar during December’s Gallery Hop, they weren’t serving Moloko, as in the milk bar visited by Alex and his droogs in A Clockwork Orange, but plenty of alcohol was provided. At one point there were approximately […]


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