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The Top 10 Apparel / Fashion Stores of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Apparel / Fashion Stores of 2019

Columbus is well known as a retail mecca — both from the large number of retail corporate headquarters and jobs, as well as destination-based shopping centers like Easton Town Center. When we poll our readers and editors about fashion and apparel though, they tend to focus more on the unique boutiques and shops scattered around the […]

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The Top 10 Home Decor Shops of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Home Decor Shops of 2019

For the second year in a row, our readers and editors have selected historic decor as the top choice when browsing for home improvement decorations. Columbus Architectural Salvage continues in the number one spot on this list, winning over fans with a wide variety of items that change out on a regular basis. With each […]

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Looking Back: 10 Years After the Closure of the City Center Mall

Walker Evans Walker Evans Looking Back: 10 Years After the Closure of the City Center Mall

On March 5, 2009, the Columbus City Center Mall officially closed its doors forever. A decade later, the mall’s successes and failures can still be felt in Downtown Columbus where retail business has struggled to regain the foothold lost when the mall went away, even though the Downtown residential population has continued to climb. “When […]

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Store Closings: Victoria’s Secret, JC Penney, Tesla, Gap

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The past week has been a rough one for national chain retailers. Multiple companies announced store closure plans following reports of poor financial performance. Those announcements include: GAP announced that it would split off Old Navy and close 230 GAP stores over the next two years. Tesla announced that all sales will be moving online […]

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Top 10: The Best Places to Shop in Columbus, Ohio

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For the second year in a row, our readers and editors have selected Pursuit as the number one fashion and apparel store, and among the best places to shop in Columbus. The year was a big one for the suit shop, which made headlines first January for their partnership with the USA Men’s Olympic Curling […]

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Top 10: The Best Home Decor Shops in Columbus, Ohio

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10: The Best Home Decor Shops in Columbus, Ohio

This year, our readers and editors selected a new number one in the list of best home decor shops in Columbus, although it’s not a new store by any stretch. Columbus Architectural Salvage was established in 2006 and the majority of what they sell dates back a full century prior. Whether you’re looking to rehab […]

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Top 10 Unique Speciality Stores in Columbus, Ohio

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Unique Speciality Stores in Columbus, Ohio

Looking for unique gifts, party supplies, hand made jewelry or locally produced food? Well, you can’t easily find those things at the mall, but thankfully there’s a wide variety of speciality stores in Columbus that can help you out. In our annual survey, our readers and editors compiled their top picks and the number one […]

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