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Shop Talk: Local Artist Opens Studio in Old Worthington

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Local Artist Opens Studio in Old Worthington

In early 2018, local artist Miriam Chon opened Shift Studios in Worthington. Her creative journey began at CCAD in graphic design and illustration. After 20 years in graphic design, Chon decided to go back to her creative roots, a journey that eventually led to Shift Studios. When Chon decided to leave graphic design, she started […]

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Shop Talk: Unique Finds at Urban Home & Garden

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Unique Finds at Urban Home & Garden

Urban Home & Garden is an eclectic retailer that sells exactly what the name implies – home good and garden supplies. Their ever-changing collection of plants, gardening tools, small home goods and décor has made them a staple in the Easton Gateway area. Owners Tom Paghi and Edward Lambert are no strangers to the industry. […]

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Big Fun Celebrates 5th Anniversary in the Short North

Randi Walle Randi Walle Big Fun Celebrates 5th Anniversary in the Short North

In May, Big Fun will celebrate five years in the Short North. Located at 672 N. High St., the toy shop carries a variety of comics, toys, and novelties. Owner Jason Williams has been a comic collector his whole life, and has been in the business for over ten years. Prior to opening Big Fun […]

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Shop Talk: Be a Part of the Design Process with Branch Line Leather Co.

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Be a Part of the Design Process with Branch Line Leather Co.

Elaine Coifman has been working in the leather industry for over 25 years. In November, she opened a showroom in Worthington. Located at 571 N. High St., the showroom offers customers the opportunity to see completed bags and small giftable items. In the showroom, customers can also handpick each element of their own custom leather […]

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Shop Talk: Local Retailer Sells Eco-Friendly Bags to Benefit Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Local Retailer Sells Eco-Friendly Bags to Benefit Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda

In July 2017, Rick Jardiolin and Cookie Jo Carbone had a vision for creating eco-friendly resort bags. After a trip to the Philippines, where weaving natural materials is an age-old tradition, the idea for a partnership was born. This month, their company Buri and Beach will launch online, offering a variety of hand-woven, eco-friendly resort […]

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Shop Talk: Detroit Based Company Opens Retail Store in Easton

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Detroit Based Company Opens Retail Store in Easton

Shinola, a high-end manufacturer, opened a Columbus retail location earlier this year. Located at 3976 Easton Station, the store offers watches, leather bags, bicycles, jewelry, and audio products. The company is based in Detroit, MI, where their products are manufactured. The manufacturing plant opened in Detroit in 2012, selling their original watch The Runwell online […]

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Shop Talk: Pursuit Launches Custom Suit Line

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Pursuit Launches Custom Suit Line

Pursuit, a men’s suit shop located at 937 N. High St., launched a new custom suit line at the beginning of October. Owner Nate DeMars has expanded his established Pursuit brand to assist the clients who desire a suit built to fit them. While they still carry their off-the-rack suits, the new custom options allow […]

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