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

DGX Debuts Downtown

Susan Post Susan Post DGX Debuts Downtown

Columbus’ first DGX store has officially opened its doors Downtown, offering a mix between a traditional grocery store and a convenience store. Occupying 6,200 square feet of space at 166 S. High St. at the Highpoint on Columbus Commons, the store is a growing brand under the Dollar General umbrella. With grab-and-go food items, fresh […]

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Pier 1 Closing 450 Stores, Planning Bankruptcy Filing

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pier 1 Closing 450 Stores, Planning Bankruptcy Filing

Like clockwork, once the holiday shopping season ends, the store closure announcements begin. The latest participant in the ongoing retailpocolypse is Pier 1, which announced plans yesterday to close up to 450 stores as it weighs a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Pier 1 currently operates 942 stores, so the closures represent a nearly 50% reduction […]

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The Top 10 Specialty Stores of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Specialty Stores of 2019

There’s a lot of places you can shop in Columbus (and plenty of shopping that can be done online) but if you want something truly unique for that special someone, you’ve got to head to a specialty shop that focuses on a very specific sub-genre of retail. This year, our readers and editors picked Big […]

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The Top 10 Apparel / Fashion Stores of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Apparel / Fashion Stores of 2019

Columbus is well known as a retail mecca — both from the large number of retail corporate headquarters and jobs, as well as destination-based shopping centers like Easton Town Center. When we poll our readers and editors about fashion and apparel though, they tend to focus more on the unique boutiques and shops scattered around the […]

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Holiday Gift Guide With Fun Local Gifts For Everyone on Your List

Anne Evans Anne Evans Holiday Gift Guide With Fun Local Gifts For Everyone on Your List

Just in case you are a last minute shopper and need some last minute local gift ideas, we’re back with the final edition of our local gift guide, giving you 100 great unique gift ideas for the holiday season! With that many ideas, you are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your […]

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The Top 10 Home Decor Shops of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Home Decor Shops of 2019

For the second year in a row, our readers and editors have selected historic decor as the top choice when browsing for home improvement decorations. Columbus Architectural Salvage continues in the number one spot on this list, winning over fans with a wide variety of items that change out on a regular basis. With each […]

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The Top 10 Local Products of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Local Products of 2019

You should always buy American if you can. And buy Ohio if that’s an option. And even buy locally here in Columbus if there’s a business that sells a quality product that you’re in need of. We ask our readers and editors to help select the top locally-made products each year, and in 2019 they […]

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