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 in retail news:
Happy Go Lucky Moves
Short North home furnishings and inclusive femme apparel shop Happy Go Lucky has opened in the former home of Tigertree at 787 N. High St., just a few blocks south of its old location, where it spent seven years with sister store Happy Go Lucky Her at 962 and 964 N. High St. (Meanwhile, Tigertree relocated to 3284 N. High St. in Clintonville, opening in May.)
The new location for Happy Go Lucky Home and Her is set to open this month.
For more information, visit shophappygolucky.com.
The Brass Hand to Open in Clintonville
Home and vintage boutique The Brass Hand will open a shop in Clintonville this summer at 3327 N. High St. The shop will feature an interactive atrium grow room as well as the boutique’s expected vintage finds, plants, pottery and home decor, and a rotating residency of local makers.
Shop owner Heather says the shop will continue to be a safe space that donates a portion of profits to local organizations in support of Black and Brown folks or directly to BIPOC individuals in need, and will be accessible and sustainably-minded.
A grand opening date is to be announced.
Visit shopthebrasshand.com for updates.
Leisure Club Relocates and Reopens
The latest iteration of Leisure Club finds the experiential retail store and event venue in Fifth by Northwest at 1365 Grandview Ave.
The new store opened in May with limited hours of operation. The space is available for event rentals with a liquor license currently in the works and limited-capacity public events in the shop’s future.
Visit leisureclub.co for more info.
Lululemon Pop-Up Closes in the Short North
Lululemon’s seasonal store at 640 N. High St. in Short North has closed, after originally opening in 2019 as a year-long pop-up. However, the athletic brand’s two Central Ohio locations at Easton Town Center and Polaris Fashion Center remain open.
Clover on High Closes on High
Clover on High, 636 N. High St., closed earlier this year after nearly seven years in the Short North. The boutique closed in February, with little warning or explanation.
The Smithery Closes Brick and Mortar
The Smithery announced in April that it would be closing its brick-and-mortar at 1306 Grandview Ave. this summer. The Grandview jewelry shop closed on June 12 after nearly seven years.
The Smithery’s online shop continues to be open, with a new studio space opening later this year that will feature the in-house jewelry of founders and metalsmiths Anne Holman and Jen Townsend, as well as the shop’s one-on-one Wedding Band Workshop.
For more information, visit shopthesmithery.com.
Igloo Letterpress Closes Storefront
Another local business closing its storefront is Igloo Letterpress. The company is closing its Worthington storefront, 661 High St., in exchange for a local warehouse while a home studio is in construction.
Igloo will continue to sell cards, journals and prints through their website and local stores, but the final day to shop at its storefront is July 17.
For more information, visit iglooletterpress.com.