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Retail Roundup: Relocations, Closings and New Shops on the Horizon

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Retail Roundup: Relocations, Closings and New Shops on the Horizon

In a tough year and a half for many industries, including retail, it’s not all bad news for Columbus shops and boutiques. Local favorites are relocating, and a few shops that are “closing” would more accurately be described as downsizing. Plus, a flea and summer market frequenter arrives soon to Clintonville. Check out the latest […]

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Shop Talk: Leisure Club

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shop Talk: Leisure Club

Now in its third iteration, the recently re-located and re-opened Leisure Club is ready to bring you the full experience you deserve. Launched by creative duo Matthew Barnes and Jared Gibbons, Leisure Club is one part experiential retail store and one part event venue — with a strong “basement den” aesthetic that any 80s dad would […]

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Polaris Mall Owner Files for Bankruptcy

Walker Evans Walker Evans Polaris Mall Owner Files for Bankruptcy

Columbus-based Washington Prime Group formally announced on Sunday, June 13 that the company is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company owns and operates over 100 shopping centers and malls throughout the U.S., including Polaris Fashion Place. According to a media statement published on the Washington Prime Group website, the company cited the COVID-19 […]

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UpWest Opening First Ohio Store at Easton

Susan Post Susan Post UpWest Opening First Ohio Store at Easton

Retailer UpWest is opening its first store in the state, and only its fourth across the country, at Easton Town Center next week. But Columbus is more than just the location of a store, it’s actually where the company was founded. UpWest launched in 2019 as a spinoff of Columbus-based EXPRESS. As a direct-to-consumer brand […]

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2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Katie Sorokas Katie Sorokas 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 20! This year’s gift guide will help you get your dad, children’s dad, or the father figure in your life something special and a little more unique than the usual socks, tie, or #1 Dad shirt (not that he doesn’t love those gifts too!). Whether the person […]

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2021 Graduation Gift Guide

Katie Sorokas Katie Sorokas 2021 Graduation Gift Guide

Graduation season is upon us, and Columbus is celebrating in full force. Whether your grad is celebrating a degree from high school, technical school, or college, these gifts will be sure to bring a smile and thank you. Gift your grad comfort for late night study sessions, lounging on the weekends, and cheering on their […]

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First Look: Tigertree

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Tigertree

Tigertree is ready to welcome in-person shoppers to its new digs in Clintonville. The retailer moved from Short North roughly three and a half miles up High to settle in at 3284 N. High St. When Tigertree announced its departure from the Short North last summer after nearly a decade and a half, Co-Founder Josh […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!