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Robert Mason Co. Will Close Due to Fire-Related Financial Setbacks

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Robert Mason Co. Will Close Due to Fire-Related Financial Setbacks

The award-winning lifestyle brand Robert Mason Co. will cease its Columbus operations at the end of May. After a fire struck the store in 2014, owner and founder Robert Grimmett scrambled to keep financially afloat. Although he used every opportunity he could to increase revenue, he was ultimately unable to recover from the setback. “Losing […]

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Top 10 Specialty Stores in Columbus of 2016

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Specialty Stores in Columbus of 2016

Whether you’re looking for gifts for friends, or just something unique for yourself, Columbus has a lot of great specialty shops that focus on a wide assortment of items outside the norm of what you can find in a chain-centric shopping mall. Our readers and contributors deliberated over which stores represent the best of the […]

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Robert Mason Launches New Subscription Service

Walker Evans Walker Evans Robert Mason Launches New Subscription Service

After nearly a year of operations in their new Short North home, Robert Mason is ready to branch out to something new. The local retailer is launching a new subscription box service known as “Robert Loves” this month, aimed at delivering an exciting supply of curated goods to fans of the brick-and-mortar shop. “The Robert […]

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The Confluence Cast: Robert Mason

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Robert Mason

How do you rebuild after you lose everything? We sit down with Robert Grimmett, the founder and CEO of Robert Mason Company to discuss day-to-day operations, how Robert Mason got started, how it evolved, and how it was rebuilt after a shocking loss. Big thank you to our sponsor this week, Best Bites: Tacos on Aug 18th. Tickets on sale now. Follow […]

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First Look: The New Robert Mason

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: The New Robert Mason

Nearly two years in the making, Robert Mason is almost ready for a triumphant return to the world of brick and mortar retail. While the new 1,800 square foot store store at 17 Brickel Street is nine time times larger than the original 200 square foot pop-up shop on Gay Street, fans of the brand will […]

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Robert Mason Returns to Retail with New Short North Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Robert Mason Returns to Retail with New Short North Location

The wait is over. Robert Mason is officially returning to the local realm of brick-and-mortar retail. Ever since a devastating fire wrecked three businesses on Gay Street in April 2014, Robert Mason has been without a home to sell its curated mix of stationery, furnishings and related lifestyle accessories. But owner and founder Robert Grimmett […]

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Robert Mason Looks to Reopen Downtown or in Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Robert Mason Looks to Reopen Downtown or in Short North

It’s been almost exactly one year since a fire broke out in the basement of 11 East Gay Street, damaging the building and displacing the retail businesses within. The Robert Mason Co. was one of those businesses, and while they’ve continued to maintain an e-commerce store, they’ve not yet reopened in a new location. That […]

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