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Shop Talk: New Gym in Lewis Center Combines Cardio and Strength Training

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: New Gym in Lewis Center Combines Cardio and Strength Training

The fitness scene in Columbus continues to grow with the addition of a new gym in Lewis Center at 6297 Pullman Drive. Chicago-based Shred415 follows a unique model that allows everyone to have a complete and personalized workout. Shred415 Lewis Center Owner Dustin Speaks opened the gym earlier this year after taking a class at […]

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Shop Talk: Thurn’s Specialty Meats Serving Columbus for Over 120 Years

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Thurn’s Specialty Meats Serving Columbus for Over 120 Years

Thurn’s Specialty Meats has been a staple in the Columbus area for over 120 years. Thurn’s has been a family-run business since its founding, and is currently in the hands of the founder’s great-grandson, Albert. Located at 530 Greenlawn Ave., the market offers a variety of wursts, sliced meats, smoked meats, and fresh pork items. […]

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Shop Talk: 3 Businesses Collaborate in Shared Space in Powell

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: 3 Businesses Collaborate in Shared Space in Powell

Earlier this year, the owners and business partners at B/Rose Beauty Bar in Powell revamped their space and opened their doors to two new businesses. Birch Boutique opened in the spring and Oasis Face Bar opened last month. The three businesses share a storefront and have cultivated a fluid atmosphere where guests can enjoy services […]

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Shop Talk: Unique Finds at The Gemma Shop in Westerville

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Unique Finds at The Gemma Shop in Westerville

Three years ago, Lauren Williams launched an online women’s clothing boutique called The Gemma Shop. In addition to running her clothing boutique online, she held pop up shops in empty retail spaces around central Ohio. She built a faithful following, and after a year of customer requests for a brick and mortar retail space, Williams […]

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Shop Talk: The Family-Owned Mercantile that Pioneered the Canal Winchester Shopping District

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: The Family-Owned Mercantile that Pioneered the Canal Winchester Shopping District

Cornersmiths, a local mercantile and emporium, is owned by mother-daughter duo Carm Smith and Kendra Ryan. The shop is located in the heart of the Canal Winchester Shopping District at 1 S. High St. Women’s clothing, jewelry, local candles, fine china, antique wooden furniture, and household accessories are among some of the items that can […]

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Shop Talk: Leander Boutique Offers Women’s Fashion in Canal Winchester

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Leander Boutique Offers Women’s Fashion in Canal Winchester

Leander Boutique, located at 9 S. High St., is in the heart of the Canal Winchester Shopping District. Owned by Amanda Lea Kitchen, the shop carries women’s fashion for all ages. Kitchen graduated from Kent State with a degree in fashion. She worked in retail for eight years and she said she loved helping women […]

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Shop Talk: Westerville Shop Offers Handmade Apparel, Jewelry, Stationery

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Westerville Shop Offers Handmade Apparel, Jewelry, Stationery

Local Artist Megan Owdom-Weitz opened Megan Lee Designs in Westerville three years ago. Today, the uptown studio-retail space offers her own screen-printed apparel alongside other artisan goods. The shop is located at 20-22 E. College Ave. and is open Wednesday through Saturday. Owdom-Weitz studied design at Kent State, and moved to Chicago to work in […]

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