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DSW Easton Getting a New Look & Nail Salon

Susan Post Susan Post DSW Easton Getting a New Look & Nail Salon

Construction will soon give way to a new look for DSW Easton, 3710 Easton Market. The Columbus-based retailer is giving another store a makeover similar to its Polaris “Lab Store” location. The shoe retailer is once again teaming up with Columbus nail salon the W Nail Bar for an in-store experience. It’s the fourth salon […]

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19 Retailers that Filed for Bankruptcy and/or Closed Stores in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans 19 Retailers that Filed for Bankruptcy and/or Closed Stores in 2017

Consumer trends are changing in the world of traditional retail shopping. Those words couldn’t have rang truer in 2017, a year that saw a massive wave of bankruptcy filings and store closures across major brands, despite a growing US economy. Some of the spokespeople for the struggling stores are blaming Amazon for ravaging brick and […]

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Retailpocolypse: Toys “R” Us Files for Bankruptcy

Walker Evans Walker Evans Retailpocolypse: Toys “R” Us Files for Bankruptcy

The steady stream of large retail closures and bankruptcy filings in 2017 has slowed down over the summer months, but news this week from New Jersey-based Toys “R” Us has brought this year’s chain retail woes back into the spotlight. The company announced on Monday that it would be “commencing court-supervised processes to implement financial […]

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IKEA Drops Plans for Cleveland Store, Columbus Store Opening in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans IKEA Drops Plans for Cleveland Store, Columbus Store Opening in 2017

Swedish retailer IKEA was planning to increase their Ohio retail footprint from one store to three, adding new locations in the Columbus and Cleveland metro areas to compliment their sole Cincinnati store. Those plans have changed now, as the Plain Dealer reports today that the store slated for Brooklyn, Ohio (a Cleveland suburb) has been […]

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Target Closing West Side Location in November

Walker Evans Walker Evans Target Closing West Side Location in November

The West Side Target, located at 3720 Soldano Blvd (in the Consumer Square Shopping Center off West Broad Street), will be closing their doors sometime in November. A part time employee tipped us off in a discussion about West Side redevelopment ideas on our messageboard, noting that the decision to close was made about a week […]

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Does Columbus Need a Third Costco?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Does Columbus Need a Third Costco?

Costco announced recently that a third Columbus store would be coming soon at the planned Dublin Green shopping center in Jerome Township. The Seattle-based chain entered the local market with a store at Polaris in 2006, and opened a second store at Easton in 2013. With each store averaging 145,000 square feet, few stores are […]

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Wagenbrenner Continues Urban Infill Development in 2013

Walker Evans Walker Evans Wagenbrenner Continues Urban Infill Development in 2013

About a month ago, we sat down with Mark Wagenbrenner, president of Wagenbrenner Development to talk about the multitude of urban development projects the company is working on. The most significant announcements at the time being the groundbreaking of The Hubbard mixed-use building in The Short North and the unveiling of Jeffrey Park, a massive […]

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