Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
The two main candidates for Columbus mayor debated again Thursday. The debate was mostly polite but the candidates parted ways on several key issues.
Demolition is underway on the pedestrian walkway that connects the City Centre mall to the old Lazarus building. Governor Ted Strickland and Mayor Michael Coleman were among the officials on hand today for the unveiling of the demolition over High Street just one block from the state capitol building.
After a rather unfriendly race between two democrats vying for a nomination for a seat on the Franklin County Commission, the numbers are in. WOSU spent some time last night with both the campaigns .
Slated alongside the anticipated presidential primary is a local contest for the democratic candidate for the county commission.. In anticipation of their March 4 primary, Cindy Lazarus and John O’Grady squared off in a Friday afternoon debate. They discussed the foreclosure crisis, public transportation, and the recent Huntington Park contract dispute.
In just a few days hundreds of employees from the Department of Job and Family Services will move into the re-conditioned Lazarus building at Town and High streets in downtown Columbus. The former department store has been retro-fitted so that now it’s considered an environmentally friendly “green” building.
Federated Department Stores Thursday announced plans to close three Columbus stores. The company which owns Macy’s will close the Macy’s store at the Eastland Mall as well as the Kaufmann’s stores at the Polaris and Tuttle malls.
This marks the final week for the downtown Columbus Lazarus store.
For nearly 100 years, Lazarus helped define central Ohio retailing. But the downtown department store appears to be a dying breed.
In conjunction with WOSU.TV 34′s documentary, “Many Happy Returns to Lazarus”, WOSU’s Mike Thompson looks at the future of the downtown department store.
In conjuntion with WOSU.TV 34′s documentary, “Many Happy Returns to Lazarus”, NPR 820 looks back on the history of the landmark department store which closes this week. In part 2 of a special series, producers Brent Davis and Forrest Godsey say many people were happy to share their stories during the making of “Many Happy Returns to Lazarus.”
This week marks the final week in the century-long history of the downtown Columbus Lazarus store. After decades filled with Christmas window displays, dresses in the women’s department, celery dressing in the Colonial Room, the Lazarus era on High Street will end. In conjunction with WOSU.TV 34′s documentary, “Many Happy Returns to Lazarus”, WOSU’s Mike Thompson looks at memories of Lazarus.
The soon-to-be-vacated 94-year-old Lazarusstore in downtown Columbus will be transformed into an arts andscience center.