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Oats & Barley Market Announces Upcoming Closure

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Oats & Barley Market Announces Upcoming Closure

Short North residents and shoppers have a few weeks left to pay a visit to Oats & Barley Market. The boutique grocery announced its imminent closure in a Facebook post on Tuesday, Jan. 22. No exact closing date was given. “We are forever grateful for the amazing customers who we now call our friends, and […]

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Gymboree Closing All Stores With Second Bankruptcy Filing

Walker Evans Walker Evans Gymboree Closing All Stores With Second Bankruptcy Filing

For the second time in two years, Gymboree is filing for bankruptcy. The first filing in 2017 shuttered 350 stores as the company looked to right-size its operations, but this week’s news comes with a much heavier toll as all 800+ Gymboree locations are expected to shutter. The company cited a decline in the brick-and-mortar […]

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Short North’s Cub Shrub Closing its Doors

Susan Post Susan Post Short North’s Cub Shrub Closing its Doors

After just over three years in the Short North, children’s boutique Cub Shrub, 749 N. High St., is closing its doors. A firm closing date hasn’t been set, but the store will remain open at least through the end of the month. It’s not the end of the Cub Shrub brand, though. The Grandview location, which launched in April […]

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Shop Talk: The Farm Table on 62 Offers Retail and Painting Lessons in Grove City

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: The Farm Table on 62 Offers Retail and Painting Lessons in Grove City

Located in the heart of the downtown district in Grove City at 3952 Broadway, The Farm Table on 62 offers the community apparel, home goods, and paint lessons.   Two and a half years ago, dietician Christie Laffin left her career in the medical field in pursuit of running her own business. She had worked […]

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The Top 10 Fashion & Apparel Stores of 2018

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Fashion & Apparel Stores of 2018

For the second year in a row, our readers and editors have selected Pursuit as the number one fashion and apparel store in Columbus. The year was a big one for the suit shop, which made headlines first January for their partnership with the USA Men’s Olympic Curling Team, and again in September when it […]

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The Top 10 Home Decor Shops of 2018

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Home Decor Shops of 2018

This year, our readers and editors selected a new number one home decor shop in Columbus, although it’s not a new store by any stretch. Columbus Architectural Salvage was established in 2006 and the majority of what they sell dates back a full century prior. Whether you’re looking to rehab an older home with historically […]

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Top 10 Speciality Stores of 2018

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Speciality Stores of 2018

Looking for unique gifts, party supplies, hand made jewelry or locally produced food? Well, you can’t easily find those things at the mall, but thankfully there’s a wide variety of speciality stores in Columbus that can help you out. In our annual survey, our readers and editors compiled their top picks and the number one […]

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