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Dis 'n' Data
By Margaret Marten, Editor
September 2011


The Lamp Shade is celebrating five years in the neighborhood at the corner of High and E. Second Ave. this Labor Day weekend. Owner Marianne Lannan welcomes the public to come in and enjoy music and refreshments in celebration during Gallery Hop. Her featured artist this month, Kendra Payne, will be there to greet visitors with a display of Buckeye jewelry, so be prepared to share in some team spirit. The Lamp Shade first opened in Bexley in 1973 and has the largest selection of silk, linen, and hardback lamp shades in Central Ohio. Lannan purchased the business in 1995, eventually moving it to the Short North in 2006. The store is a member of the Home on High group conceived by Grid Furnishing’s Tim Friar. The marketing concept and its accompanying website offer a comprehensive directory of furniture and home decor shops in the Short North. The project and its businesses are featured in an article in the current issue of Capital Style magazine, now available at Giant Eagle and Barnes & Noble Bookstores.

Tigertree is opening its new location this month. The apparel, gift, and accessory shop has grown substantially since its start in the original Brickel Street space in 2007, prompting owners Josh and Niki Quinn to relocate a second time, moving from their location at 771 N. High into the 787 space left by Collier West when it closed in July to move to Brooklyn. Since Tigertree’s new space is three times larger than the previous address, the energetic young couple plan an inventory expansion, adding industrial and salvage furniture pieces, home and kitchen items, and a hearty mix of vintage goods. The apparel, accessories, jewelry and gift items everyone has grown to love and expect will undergo a similar expansion.

Late last fall, after eight years in Powell, Adore House of Bloomsbury Loft stepped into the Short North with its colorful, crafty decor merchandise beautifying their newly found space at 745 N. High St. But after only eight months as a Short North attraction selling unique vintage and bohemian stock, owner Judith Mercado recently made the decision to pack up her existing merchandise, close the retail door of Adore, and set her sights on the vast horizon of the itinerant trade show route. Although she expects to be on the road much of the time, Mercado says the business may “pop-up” as a shop a few times a year and continue sales online. We appreciate her honest effort to settle in the Short North and wish Mercado and her art associates a productive and prosperous journey.

Photo Erika Ray

Congratulations to Columbus artist Clinton Reno and his wife Rebecca on the new addition to their family, Silas Henry Reno, born July 28 at 8 pounds 8 ounces. He joins brother Wyatt who will turn 4 in October. The home delivery was quick, “3 hours at tops,” even quicker than brother Wyatt’s 5-hour home delivery. “Becky was amazing,” said Clinton, “she’s without a doubt the most amazing woman I know. I have no idea how she did it, let alone twice.” Now comes the hard part: “We’re redefining what normal is in our house,” he said. “And the break I took from posters is coming to a quick end, so we’ll see this fall how we settle into a good rhythm as a four piece. It’s exciting to say the least.”

News about upcoming events in the neighborhood can be found in Community Events and the Bulletin Board.

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