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Angela Meleca Closes Gallery, Joins Community-Driven Nonprofit Besa

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Angela Meleca Closes Gallery, Joins Community-Driven Nonprofit Besa

Angela Meleca has announced the closure of Angela Meleca Gallery, stemming from a new role with community-service driven nonprofit Besa. Meleca will be joining the team at Besa as Director of Advancement, focusing on relationship building and fundraising. Besa is an award-winning organization that connects individuals and businesses with community service projects, previously partnering with […]

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Clothe Ohio Closing Short North Store

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clothe Ohio Closing Short North Store

Clothe Ohio is going online-only. Their Short North shop, which opened at 867 N. High St. in 2016, will close on Sunday, May 12. “We have listened to our customers wants and moving forward we will be fully focusing on online growth vs physical location growth,” the company posted on their Instagram page on Thursday.  […]

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House Wine to Close Bexley Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega House Wine to Close Bexley Location

After just opening in June of 2018, House Wine has closed its Bexley location. Owner Donnie Austin cited a lack of local support as the reason for the closure. “We’re thankful for the friends we’ve made since we opened in July. We just haven’t had the level of support we needed to make this location […]

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Four Month Old Criollo Closes Permanently

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Four Month Old Criollo Closes Permanently

Editor’s note: this article has been updated to clarify that Criollo was closed prior to the posting of a notice from the Health Department. Criollo, the Peruvian restaurant that opened on East Gay Street in October 2018, is now closed. The restaurant had been open intermittently for several weeks, closing permanently at the end of […]

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Store Closings: Victoria’s Secret, JC Penney, Tesla, Gap

Walker Evans Walker Evans Store Closings: Victoria’s Secret, JC Penney, Tesla, Gap

The past week has been a rough one for national chain retailers. Multiple companies announced store closure plans following reports of poor financial performance. Those announcements include: GAP announced that it would split off Old Navy and close 230 GAP stores over the next two years. Tesla announced that all sales will be moving online […]

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Kroger Announces Sudden Closure of Columbus Bakery

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kroger Announces Sudden Closure of Columbus Bakery

Say farewell to the intoxicatingly sweet smells of the Columbus Bakery. Kroger announced on Monday, Feb. 11 that it has closed the facility at 457 Cleveland Ave., impacting 411 workers.  The decision was motivated by the outdated layout and age of the production plant’s equipment, which made it “no longer sustainable for us to remain […]

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Meat Packers Outlet Downtown Now Closed

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Meat Packers Outlet Downtown Now Closed

Downtown’s 61-year-old Meat Packers Outlet has closed, as of Tuesday, Jan. 22. The business made the announcement in a post on their Facebook page. “After 61 years of serving the city of Columbus we are sorry to say we have closed our doors as of January 22, 2019. Thank you for your patronage over the […]

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