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The Top 10 Local Products of 2018

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Local Products of 2018

The Columbus entrepreneurial ecosystem is filled with some amazing products and services, but not all of them can be found in a traditional brick and mortar retail shops. Some products require being sought out at craft markets, pop-up shops, online sales and other nontraditional venues — and for that reason we honor some of the […]

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Holiday Shopping Guide – Last Minute Local Gift Ideas

Anne Evans Anne Evans Holiday Shopping Guide – Last Minute Local Gift Ideas

This is the final week of the Holiday Shopping Guide’s best gifts in Columbus. Get all of this year’s guides! We’ve got some great last minute gift ideas, gifts for coffee lovers, and more local gift ideas to help you find the best in shopping local to make your holidays special. The 2018 Holiday Shopping […]

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Occult Boutique WitchLab Opens in Franklinton

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Occult Boutique WitchLab Opens in Franklinton

Tiffany Boggins has been using the name WitchLab for several years to encompass all of the “witchy” products, classes and events she offers. With Tona Miller Pearson, an art and oddities collector, the two have offered everything from dream interpretation classes to tarot readings through their homes. Boggins says she had been looking for a […]

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Top 10 Thrift/Discount Stores in Columbus in 2018

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Thrift/Discount Stores in Columbus in 2018

For three years running, our readers and editors have selected their favorite thrift stores and discount shopping destinations for this annual list, and even though this was the third year in a row for Flower Child, it’s almost like selecting a brand new store in first place. The Short North staple relocated to East Fifth […]

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Downtown Retailer Rebrands to Commuter Clothing Co., Moves to Easton

Susan Post Susan Post Downtown Retailer Rebrands to Commuter Clothing Co., Moves to Easton

Flying Gent is trading a Downtown location for a pop-up and a new name at Easton Town Center. Making the transition to Commuter Clothing Co., the retailer and its expanded offerings are now found at 3922 Townsfair Way next to World of Beer. While Flying Gent was focused on clothing and accessories for a stylish, […]

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Holiday Shopping Guide – Best Local Gift Ideas in the City

Anne Evans Anne Evans Holiday Shopping Guide – Best Local Gift Ideas in the City

We are back for another week of the best local gift ideas in Columbus! This is the fourth week of Holiday Shopping Guide! Looking to give that perfect gift that supports your local community? We’ve got local gift ideas coming every Friday through December 21st to help you find the best in shopping local to […]

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Igloo Letterpress Launches Neighborhood Series of Prints

Anne Evans Anne Evans Igloo Letterpress Launches Neighborhood Series of Prints

“We love creating merchandise that celebrates the unique character of the beautiful neighborhoods in Columbus,” says Allison Chapman, owner of Igloo Letterpress in Worthington. Chapman collaborated with Meredith Dixon of Studio Dixon to create the new product line that offers a series of cards, prints, and journals that showcase German Village and Rush Creek neighborhoods. […]

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