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Big Fun Celebrates Fifth Anniversary in the Short North

Randi Walle Randi Walle Big Fun Celebrates Fifth 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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Shop Talk: A Carpenter’s Son Design Co. Funding Adoptions through Handcrafted Pieces

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: A Carpenter’s Son Design Co. Funding Adoptions through Handcrafted Pieces

Earlier this year, A Carpenter’s Son Design Co. owner Josh Scheutzow transitioned his part-time woodworking business into a full-time career. Initially started to fund a domestic adoption for Scheutzow and his wife, Laura, the company has gained  traction over the past several months and now works with a host of local eateries. Currently located at […]

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Shop Talk: On Paper Celebrates 20 Years in Short North

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: On Paper Celebrates 20 Years in Short North

This year, On Paper stationery store celebrates 20 years of business in the Short North. Located at 737 N. High St., the store offers a variety of paper, cards, and small home goods. The staff specialize in helping customers personalize stationery, greeting cards, and wedding invitations. Owner Joan Schnee first opened her stationery store in […]

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