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Fiber Company with Columbus Roots Works for Sustainability in Kyrgyzstan

Randi Walle Randi Walle Fiber Company with Columbus Roots Works for Sustainability in Kyrgyzstan

June Cashmere has been selling ethical cashmere all over the world since 2016. Owner Sy Belohlavek moved from Columbus to Kyrgyzstan with his wife and children in 2010 to begin researching and planning a cashmere business.  Today, more than 100 vendors offer June Cashmere yarn, including local Dublin shop Knitting Temptations. Prior to 2010, Belohlavek […]

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Shop Talk: THREAD Opens New Short North Location

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: THREAD Opens New Short North Location

Local boutique THREAD opened their second location earlier this month. The new shop is located at 930 N. High St., inside The Brunner Building in the historic Short North Arts District. THREAD is just one retailer inside of a mixed-use building that will eventually house a restaurant and apartments. Owner Miranda Boyle opened her first […]

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Shop Talk: Father-Son Duo Carry On Legacy of 130-Year-Old Business

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Father-Son Duo Carry On Legacy of 130-Year-Old Business

Beck & Orr Book Binding has been part of the Columbus community for over a century. The business was started in 1888 by a book binder (Beck) and a printer (Orr) at State & Third. After moving locations a few times, the business has been settled at 3097 W. Broad St. for the last 28 […]

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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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