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News and reviews on everything from small boutiques to mega-malls, plus the latest openings and closings.

Immigrant entrepreneurs revamping Morse Road

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The Dispatch wrote Immigrant entrepreneurs play leading roles in the next stage of the retail corridor’s future Sunday, November 4, 2007 By Tracy Turner The Global Mall houses 28 businesses and services, including clothing stores, a photography studio, an African foods store, a barber shop, a tailor and a jewelry-repair shop. It’s one of several […]


Global Living shuts doors in Grandview

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The Dispatch wrote Furniture store shuts doors in Grandview Saturday, November 3, 2007 By Amy Saunders Upscale home-furnishings store Global Living in Grandview Heights has closed amid mounting financial troubles. FirstMerit Bank of Akron froze Global Living’s accounts and seized control of its inventory Oct. 26, after the company defaulted on a $1.25 million loan. […]


Nostalgia Moves Off High St.


Nostalgia is officially gone from their location on High St. between 4th & 5th avenues. I hear thirdhand there is a doctor’s office planned for the space. Kinda boring tenant unless operations are going to take place window-side… More info would be appreciated if anyone knows anything substantial.


A touching display: Ivy Hill

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Columbus Alive wrote A touching display: Ivy Hill By Amanda Heironimus November 1, 2007 The Short North—hip, artsy, sophisticated and occasionally grandiose—has a new kid on the block. Young, feisty and friendly, Ivy Hill owner Hillary Dutcher is sure to rock the boat, if ever so gently, in this sometimes-pricey neighborhood. Sandwiched between the new […]


The Gilded Age Opening in the Short North

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The Gilded Age, a jewelry and gift shop, is opening in the Dakota Building at 847 N. High St. on Friday, November 2nd, in time for the November Short North Gallery Hop. The Gilded Age made a one day appearance for the October Hop in the unfinished space to introduce Columbus to its collection of […]


Flowers on Orchard Lane Opens Downtown

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cmhindependent.blogspot.com wrote MAIN IS ALL ABLOOM Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Flowers on Orchard Lane is preparing to open its new digs at 139 E. Main St. on Nov. 9. Among the plans: a drive-up window on Lazelle for call-ahead orders. After ten years in a small shop in Clintonville, Reese is moving her shop to […]

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High on Hilltop’s consumer power

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Business First of Columbus wrote High on Hilltop’s consumer power Friday, October 26, 2007 Retail consultant Chris Boring’s eyes were opened wide when he looked at some of the numbers emerging from a market analysis he’s conducting of the Hilltop-West Broad Street corridor in Columbus. The study reveals surprisingly powerful consumer clout in an area […]


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