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Officials Break Ground on IKEA, Store Opening in Summer 2017

Anna Maconachy Anna Maconachy Officials Break Ground on IKEA, Store Opening in Summer 2017

Earlier today, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther — along with several Delaware County Officials and IKEA employees —came together for the official groundbreaking event for the upcoming IKEA Columbus store. IKEA is a Swedish retail company that was founded in 1943, and has been in the US since 1985 when the first store was built in […]

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Hard Knocks Brings SWAT-Level Laser Tag to Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hard Knocks Brings SWAT-Level Laser Tag to Columbus

When you hear the words “laser tag”, most people think about 80s-era plastic toys and black-lit rooms in the back of a bowling alley or Chuck E Cheese. Joe Wheeler — the founder of Hard Knocks — wants you to think instead about a realistic combat simulator designed for the modern age. “People often refer to […]

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CycleBar Coming Soon to Easton, Powell, Polaris & Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans CycleBar Coming Soon to Easton, Powell, Polaris & Short North

Indoor cycling workout space CycleBar will be making its Central Ohio debut this spring when it opens at 4201 Weaverton Lane at the Easton Gateway. The facility offers a unique high-energy exercise experience in what is described as a “concert-like” atmosphere. “I am excited about bringing the CycleBar experience to Columbus,” says franchise operator David Eichelberger. “The Columbus […]

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Retail Analyst Says Columbus is Ready for IKEA

Walker Evans Walker Evans Retail Analyst Says Columbus is Ready for IKEA

IKEA is announcing today that Columbus will be getting its very own store in 2017, and local retail Analyst Chris Boring of Boulevard Strategies says that it is prime time for the Swedish company to expand into the Central Ohio market. “With just under two million residents, Columbus is the nation’s 32nd largest MSA, and […]

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IKEA Coming to Columbus in Summer 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans IKEA Coming to Columbus in Summer 2017

Columbus Underground readers have long discussed the desire for the world’s largest furniture retailer IKEA to set up a local store. IKEA even explored the possibility of a Columbus location back in 2006, with the first Ohio store ultimately landing in West Chester, just outside Cincinnati. Come 2017, that 90 minute trip may be no […]

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Simply Vague Returns to Polaris Fashion Place

Walker Evans Walker Evans Simply Vague Returns to Polaris Fashion Place

Simply Vague first expanded into the Polaris Fashion Place shopping mall a year ago, but the location only lasted eight months due to a reshuffling of tenants. Polaris shoppers have had to go without their local fix since the store closed in May, but Simply Vague is making its return in a new space tomorrow, […]

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The Cask & Barrel Coming Soon to Polaris Area

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Cask & Barrel Coming Soon to Polaris Area

Craft beer and good wine. These two building blocks form the base for The Cask & Barrel restaurant and bar that co-founders R. Spenser Hanson and W. Brian Kilbourne are bringing to the Polaris area this winter. The duo have a background in the restaurant and service industry, but The Cask & Barrel marks their […]

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