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Shop Talk: Local Apparel Brand Offers Gender Equal Clothing

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Local Apparel Brand Offers Gender Equal Clothing

Passionate about filling a perceived hole in the market, clothing company Olly Awake offers gender equal clothing. Founder Kevin Terry Smith and designer Celeste Malvar-Stewart teamed up to create the brand, and together they are making and selling articles of clothing that redefine fashion gender types, while also asking consumers to rethink their own preconceived […]

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Shop Talk: Rose & Remington Opens First Columbus Boutique at Polaris

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Rose & Remington Opens First Columbus Boutique at Polaris

In Mid-November, Ohio-based boutique Rose & Remington opened their first Columbus location inside Polaris Fashion Place. It’s the company’s first store inside of a shopping mall. Mother and daughter team Dee Alexander and Kristen Ponchot launched Rose & Remington in November 2013. The pair already owned a modern-day general store, Green Country Market in Lebanon, […]

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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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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

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