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Pier 1 Closing 450 Stores, Planning Bankruptcy Filing

Walker Evans Walker Evans Pier 1 Closing 450 Stores, Planning Bankruptcy Filing

Like clockwork, once the holiday shopping season ends, the store closure announcements begin. The latest participant in the ongoing retailpocolypse is Pier 1, which announced plans yesterday to close up to 450 stores as it weighs a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Pier 1 currently operates 942 stores, so the closures represent a nearly 50% reduction […]

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The Top 10 Specialty Stores of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Specialty Stores of 2019

There’s a lot of places you can shop in Columbus (and plenty of shopping that can be done online) but if you want something truly unique for that special someone, you’ve got to head to a specialty shop that focuses on a very specific sub-genre of retail. This year, our readers and editors picked Big […]

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The Top 10 Apparel / Fashion Stores of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Apparel / Fashion Stores of 2019

Columbus is well known as a retail mecca — both from the large number of retail corporate headquarters and jobs, as well as destination-based shopping centers like Easton Town Center. When we poll our readers and editors about fashion and apparel though, they tend to focus more on the unique boutiques and shops scattered around the […]

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The Top 10 Home Decor Shops of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Home Decor Shops of 2019

For the second year in a row, our readers and editors have selected historic decor as the top choice when browsing for home improvement decorations. Columbus Architectural Salvage continues in the number one spot on this list, winning over fans with a wide variety of items that change out on a regular basis. With each […]

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Warby Parker Opening Second Columbus Location

Susan Post Susan Post Warby Parker Opening Second Columbus Location

On Saturday, December 21, Warby Parker will open its second Columbus location at Easton Town Center, 4049 The Strand E. The eyewear retailer first entered the Columbus market in May 2018, opening in the Short North at 601 N. High St. The new Easton location will carry the retailer’s full line of eyeglasses and sunglasses, […]

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Shop Talk: Rose & Remington Opens First Columbus Boutique at Polaris

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Rose & Remington Opens First Columbus Boutique at Polaris

In Mid-November, Ohio-based boutique Rose & Remington opened their first Columbus location inside Polaris Fashion Place. It’s the company’s first store inside of a shopping mall. Mother and daughter team Dee Alexander and Kristen Ponchot launched Rose & Remington in November 2013. The pair already owned a modern-day general store, Green Country Market in Lebanon, […]

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Direct Sales Mensware Concept Opening Showroom at Bridge Park

Susan Post Susan Post Direct Sales Mensware Concept Opening Showroom at Bridge Park

Dallas-based direct sales company and custom men’s clothier J.Hilburn is setting up a brick-and-mortar shop at Bridge Park in Dublin. The 1,143 square foot showroom is slated to open at 6560 Longshore St. later this month. At the helm will be J. Hilburn independent stylist Libby Tonucci. “When I started as a stylist for the […]

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