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First Look: Big Fun Toy Store

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Cleveland-based Big Fun Toy Store is opening a new Short North store on Friday, May 31st. The new shop will carry a wide variety of gifts, party supplies, toys, collectables and more. Fore more info, check out the full profile on the new store, here: Shop Talk: Big Fun Toy Store. Browse the photos […]

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First Look: Frezno Bar and Grille

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Frezno Bar and Grille

The Brewery District gained a little bit more vibrancy back this week with the soft opening of Frezno Bar and Grille. Some may remember the concept from a previous incarnation in The Short North, but owners Kevin and Lori Ames wanted to relaunch in an area that was a bit more laid back, where they […]

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First Look: The Hills Market Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Hills Market Downtown

The Hills Market hosted a private reception this afternoon to celebrate their new Downtown location at 95 North Grant Avenue. The new store officially opens on March 19th, though a soft opening is in effect starting tomorrow, allowing shoppers to purchase any products for sale throughout the store and provide feedback on their experience. Photos […]

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First Look: Whole Foods Upper Arlington

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Whole Foods Upper Arlington

The new Whole Foods Upper Arlington Store on Lane Avenue officially reopens this week. The new 35,000 square foot store was completely rebuilt following the demolition of the former 22,000 square foot store that was originally a Wild Oats location. CLICK HERE for more info about the grand opening and all of the amenities of […]

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First Look: Celebrate Local’s New Location

Anne Evans Anne Evans First Look: Celebrate Local’s New Location

The Celebrate Local store at Easton Town Center officially re-opened yesterday in its new location at 3952 Townsfair Way (between Panera Bread and Restoration Hardware). The store carries Ohio-made goods from over 200 small businesses and artisans. A photo tour of the new space can be found below. More information can be found online at […]

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First Look: The Pearl

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The Pearl

Hotly anticipated Cameron Mitchell restaurant The Pearl will officially open its doors at 641 North High Street next Tuesday, February 5th. In the final days leading up to the grand opening, the restaurant is hosting regular private events so that staff can work through any last minute kinks. We stopped by last night to check out […]

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First Look: Seventh Son Brewing Co.

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The Seventh Son Brewing Co. has officially opened their doors in Italian Village. The new brewery expects beer production to begin in the coming weeks, but will be hosting events with their full bar and rotating schedule of food trucks in the meantime for those interested in checking out the new space. CLICK HERE to […]

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