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Restaurant Review: What’s for Döner

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: What’s for Döner

Oh Mall Scene, it’s been a few years since our last visit. You are surprisingly bustling and clotted with focused shoppers in the middle of a weekday; they drag around bags of loot as they move from one vendor to the next. But today’s personal mission is in the glorious food court… there with the […]

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Amazon Locker Service Coming Soon to Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amazon Locker Service Coming Soon to Columbus

What do you get when you combine the ease of Amazon shopping with the pickup location of a P.O. Box? What you get is Amazon Locker, and Columbus will be getting its first location next month just in time for the holiday online shopping season to begin. According to their official website explanation, “Amazon Locker […]

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Columbus IKEA One Step Closer to Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus IKEA One Step Closer to Opening

It’s still a little bit too early to start camping outside for the grand opening, but the new Polaris-area IKEA had another milestone in its construction timetable this week. Construction crews hoisted the eight-foot-tall four-letter logo onto the side of the building yesterday, temporary calling the store “IK” as seen in the photo. Additionally, passers […]

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Poké Bros Opening Soon Next to Polaris Mall

Walker Evans Walker Evans Poké Bros Opening Soon Next to Polaris Mall

First there was Hai Poké. Next came Pokébap. Soon, you’ll be able to get your poké fix in the Polaris area with the upcoming opening of Poké Bros — a  new restaurant that is a collaborative project between Anthony Wellman and Xue Gong Chen. “As young entrepreneurs we have started a few restaurants in the Central […]

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Duck Donuts Coming Soon to Polaris Area

Walker Evans Walker Evans Duck Donuts Coming Soon to Polaris Area

North Carolina-based Duck Donuts announced last week that it will be expanding its national footprint through franchise operations into many new cities and states, including Columbus. More accurately, Duck Donuts will be landing in Westerville, with its first regional location setting up shop in a strip mall at 825 Polaris Parkway. The local franchise will […]

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IKEA Progressing Toward Summer 2017 Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans IKEA Progressing Toward Summer 2017 Opening

Passersby on Interstate 71 will begin to notice a flash of the iconic cobalt color beginning to appear on the new IKEA building just north of Gemini Parkway. Contractors began installing exterior materials on the building this week, leading toward a summer 2017 opening for the retailer. “We hope to be enclosed before the New […]

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Polaris Fashion Place Adding La Senza, Jake’s Toggery and More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Polaris Fashion Place Adding La Senza, Jake’s Toggery and More

While Columbus-based L Brands officially purchased the Canadian Victoria’s Secret competitor La Senza back in 2006, they’ve hesitated to bring the brand to the United States. That will change this fall with the launch of two local stores at the Polaris Fashion Place mall, and at Easton Town Center — with three others slated for […]

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