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Cottage Street expanding, adding new products

Anne Evans Anne Evans Cottage Street expanding, adding new products

With Sprout Soup changing their business model, their retail space at 3286 North High Street will become available. It won’t be empty for long. John and Sue Konieczko will be expanding Cottage Street, their furniture and home goods store, taking over half of the former Sprout Soup space. “We’re excited,” says John Konieczko. “We are […]

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Shop Talk: Wholly Craft

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Shop Talk: Wholly Craft

Wholly Craft opened in 2005 next to the space it currently occupies at 3169 N. High St. in Clintonville. Back then, the shop’s owner, Olivera Bratich, knew several people who were making unique items but didn’t have a place to sell them. Being a community organizer at heart (her words), she jumped at the opportunity […]


Regional Craft Conference Takes Place in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Over one hundred handmade business owners will be gathering in Columbus for the Midwest Craft Caucus taking place next month. This grassroots event was designed to foster the growth and sustainability of crafting businesses, and will help those business owners with strategies on business foundation, identifying target audiences, and online business development. Scheduled for June […]

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Objects for the Home: New Home Goods Boutique

 Objects for the Home

Located at 3284 N. High Street, in the heart of the Clintonville Shopping District, Objects for the Home brings a new mix of new and used home furniture to add to the neighborhood. The store first opened its doors back in June by founding duo Chelsea Cabot and Kristopher Konieczko. Both are graduates of OSU, […]


Brēzel Pretzels – Rolled Up Goodness

Anne Evans Anne Evans

When Brittany Baum and Maria Gentile met, they were working in the communications world together. After a few years, they became great friends and discovered they shared a passion for cooking and a love of pretzels. Brittany has been to Germany a few times and “fell in love with Bavarian pretzels.” The two decided to […]


Crafting community could be hurt by toy safety law

Anne Evans Anne Evans

The past few years have seen a huge surge in handmade crafts and toys, especially here in Columbus. The rise in people crafting has lead to the birth of shows like Tiny Canary and Craftin’ Outlaws. Tiny Canary was created to support the spirit of the handmade community and to give consumers a chance to purchase a […]


AmyD makes and sells one-of-a-kind duds


The Dispatch wrote Seamstress with attitude makes one-of-a-kind duds Tuesday, August 26, 2008 BY KEVIN JOY She’s a mother of three from Lewis Center, a minivan-driving matriarch who shuttles her children to drama club and cooks buttered noodles for dinner. Amy Dalrymple Murphy is also a crafty connoisseur. The tattooed, mile-a-minute talker who digs the […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!