The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Thirty years ago, some of the most bustling places in the state were shopping malls. These enclosed commercial districts were “people magnets”, but, online shopping and a bad economy have hit the industry hard. Many Ohio communities are now struggling with redeveloping the abandoned properties.
Trustees in a Delaware county township have denied a zoning request from developers of a planned outlet mall and recreation complex near the intersection of Interstate 71 and State Route 36/37.
In 2012, city prosecutors reported a 400 percent increase in thefts where the value of goods exceeded $500.
The International Council of Shopping Centers says retail sales dropped more than three percent for the week ended December 1st.
While today is called “Black Friday” in the retail world, one Ohio consumer expert says the entire Thanksgiving week now includes holiday shopping deals.
Just a few days before Christmas. For those of us still looking for ideas, help us out. What’s your last-minute gift advice?
Shoppers at local grocery stores are saving money, but that may not be good for some stores. The continued downturn in the economy led to steep drops in grocery store earnings for the parent company of Save A Lot. Shoppers on the near East Side claim they have to shop smart.
Nearing the peak of the holiday season, there are conflicting stories in the news. Home foreclosures are up, food pantry lines are longer while at the same time, retailers report a banner start to the holiday shopping season.WOSU commentator Jerolyn Barbee urges people to take note of the contradiction.
The word “arcade” might conjure up images of a large, noisy room filled with omputer games located inside a mall. But a century ago, arcades were the centers of commerce in Ohio downtown areas. Few of these architectural arcades remain in the Buckeye State, and some of those face an unsure future.
One of Columbus’ oldest retail stores is calling it quits. Schottenstein’s original store on the city’s southside will close soon….a casualty of declining sales. Community leaders say the store on South Parsons Avenue helps anchor an aging neighborhood and its closure will mean more than the loss of a few bargains. W-O-S-U’s Tom Borgerding reports.