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The List: 31 Local Stores Re-Opening on May 12

Walker Evans Walker Evans The List: 31 Local Stores Re-Opening on May 12

On May 1st, state officials announced that non-restaurant retail businesses would be allowed to resume brick-and-mortar operations on Tuesday, May 12 with social distancing guidelines still in place. While wearing masks while shopping is not being mandated in the State of Ohio, many stores are requiring them and many are also limiting the number of […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change the Retail Landscape Permanently

Walker Evans Walker Evans Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change the Retail Landscape Permanently

The retail sector in America has quickly been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic, with many brick-and-mortar stores shuttered, some remaining open with heavy health restrictions, and many customers shifting their essential shopping online in new ways. “The idea of ‘business as usual’ is being challenged at every turn, but retail is uniquely nimble […]

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GameStop Closing 150 Retail Stores in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans GameStop Closing 150 Retail Stores in 2017

The latest retailer to announce closures this year is video game outlet GameStop, which reported a double-digit decline in sales last quarter, and has seen their stock fall by over 30 percent in the past year. This year, the company will focus on its other retail brands, moving away from its traditional stores. “The Company […]

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Opinion: Level Playing Field Crucial for Columbus Retailers

Jayson Waits Jayson Waits Opinion: Level Playing Field Crucial for Columbus Retailers

Readers of Columbus Underground are well aware of all the fantastic development occurring across the city. It is an exciting time to be a resident and a business owner. That said, an unfair government policy is holding back local retailers from growing and jeopardizes future development in the city. As a small business owner myself […]

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New Retail Program Targets Lennox, Cleveland Avenue, West Broad

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Retail Program Targets Lennox, Cleveland Avenue, West Broad

Franklin County and ECDI jointly launched a new retail incubation program that is targeting specific neighborhoods throughout Columbus. The “Retail Incubation Supporting Entrepreneurs” (RISE) program has a goal of giving retail a boost in places such as Cleveland Avenue, West Broad Street around the Hollywood Casino, and a new potential vision for The Lennox Town […]

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Columbus Furniture Revival Opening Downtown Retail Store

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Furniture Revival Opening Downtown Retail Store

Lauren Marcum has had a passion for finding new uses for unwanted treasures that dates back to her early childhood. “My grandparents would visit my family outside of Chicago, and I would wake up with them at 5am, grab a quick cheese danish, and spend the morning ‘garaging’,” she explains. “Back then I would be […]

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Shop Talk: On Paper

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre Shop Talk: On Paper

Lots of Short North shops have come and gone, but On Paper has been a neighborhood fixture for almost 16 years. Located at 737 N. High St., the 1,500-square-foot store has just about anything a stationery enthusiast could want: specialty papers, note cards, greeting cards, invitations, leather journals, scrapbooks, and a variety of pens. On […]

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