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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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Kroger Closing Store on Northeast Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kroger Closing Store on Northeast Side

Kroger is kicking off 2018 with a store closure that will impact residents on the Northeast side of Columbus and in the North Linden neighborhood. Effective January 31, the “Northern Lights” Kroger store will close its doors at 3353 Cleveland Ave. “Kroger continually evaluates each store’s performance to ensure that it is best meeting the needs […]

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Top 10 Specialty Stores in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Specialty Stores in Columbus

When you’re looking for a unique gift item or obscure find, you can’t just go to Target or Walmart. Locals know that there’s a selection of specialty shops that will help you find something a little more special. This year, our readers and editors picked Big Fun as the number one destination for that type […]

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19 Retailers that Filed for Bankruptcy and/or Closed Stores in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans 19 Retailers that Filed for Bankruptcy and/or Closed Stores in 2017

Consumer trends are changing in the world of traditional retail shopping. Those words couldn’t have rang truer in 2017, a year that saw a massive wave of bankruptcy filings and store closures across major brands, despite a growing US economy. Some of the spokespeople for the struggling stores are blaming Amazon for ravaging brick and […]

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The Top 10 Home Decor Shops in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Home Decor Shops in Columbus

For three years running, our readers and editors have selected Elm & Iron as the number one destination in Columbus for all of your home decor, home furnishings and home good needs. This homegrown business has taken the art of vintage to new level of success with four locations now open across Columbus and Cincinnati, […]

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Top 10 Thrift/Discount Stores in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Thrift/Discount Stores in Columbus

For the second year in a row, our readers and editors have selected Flower Child Vintage as the number one location to find thrift, vintage and discount deals on home goods, decor and clothing items. The Columbus location of Flower Child celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017, having opened its doors in the Short North […]

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The Top 10 Apparel/Fashion Stores in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Apparel/Fashion Stores in Columbus

By now most locals are aware that Columbus ranks third in the country for total numbers of jobs in the fashion industry, but when it comes to shopping, our readers head to local stores before going to the mall. And for the first time since launching our annual “Best Of” survey, Pursuit landed in the […]

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