Shop Local Spotlights

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Why should we shop at independent, locally owned businesses? Studies show that when you shop at locally owned businesses, those businesses purchase from other local businesses — further strengthening the economic base of the whole community.  More money stays in the local economy.

Local business owners know you and you know them. It is important for them to nurture the community.  Local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of many big chains. When you shop local you are helping to create more jobs in your community.

Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded on. Nurturing local business ensures that the community stays strong.

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Fabtique

How did your company get started?
Amber and I love fashion and crave personalized customer service. When we found a boutique in Cleveland that fulfilled both desires, we were inspired to bring this experience to Columbus. With a combined passion for retail and business, we opened Fabtique at the Shops on Lane Avenue.

This three-year-old business offers a positive and affordable shopping environment for women of all ages. We continue to evolve as we learn more about the styles and trends favored by our awesome community of women.

What makes your company unique?
When you shop at Fabtique, you will feel like you are shopping with friends. The store has a warm, fun vibe, and our associates really enjoy helping wom­en look and feel their best. We believe it’s important to develop relationships with customers, and that entails being honest about what brands and styles work best.

What brands and products does your company offer?
We have an amazing selection of denim and pants for all ages. We feature Liverpool, JAG and KUT From the Kloth. We carry tops, sweaters and dress­es for the younger customer (Cupcakes and Cashmere, French Connection and JOA) as well as more mature brands (Clara Sun Woo, David Cline, Tyler Boe and Gretchen Scott).

Our jewelry selection is also quite extensive, with a wide range of price points to fit any budget. We carry Meghan Browne, Kendra Scott, and a large selection of UNOde50 jewelry, which is hand-made in Spain. The pieces are timeless and trendy.

Fabtique features Hammitt bags, including styles that are exclusive only to boutiques. In addition to Hammitt’s core collection, we offer fun colors and styles of these popular leather and metal-studded beauties.

What would you tell a potential customer?
You can trust us and our skilled associates. You will leave Fabtique looking and feeling fabulous!

CONTACT:
1657 W. Lane Avenue | Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
614-754-8472
www.fabtique.clothing

COOL FACTS:

  • A customer can set up a personal styling appointment with her favorite Fabtique associate and receive honest, personalized service, as well as 10% off her purchase.
  • We offer private parties for Girls’ Nights. Our customers love these events which include refreshments, personal service and a discount for all in attendance.

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Meyers Jewelers

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How did your company get started?
A lifelong resident of Columbus, Meyer started working for a local down­town jeweler in 1942. He was only 15 years old, but he got a job to help his family just after the Great Depression. When he was 17, he volunteered and joined the Navy to represent the USA in World War II. He spent two years in the military and then went back home to Columbus, Ohio, and back to work at the same jeweler he had worked for before the war. Twenty years later, Meyer decided to open up his own store in the Great Southern Shopping Center on the south side of Columbus, and that was the start of Meyers Jewelers.

Jeff started working in the store in 1973 at the age of 13. He went on to col­lege at The Ohio State University and graduated in 1982. After graduation, he began working full-time. Six years later, his brother Scott followed his path and graduated from The Ohio State University before joining the family busi­ness, where he still works today. For both of them, Meyers Jewelers is more than just a job — it has been a large part of their family.

What makes your company unique?
Meyers Jewelers is one of the few jewelry stores in town that truly is fam­ily-owned and operated. You will always see Jeff or Scott on site, assisting customers. This is what they do, and they are always present to make sure customers are 100% satisfied with their purchases.

What brands and products does your company offer?
Meyers showcases over 18 different designer collections including, Tacori, Hearts On Fire, John Hardy, The Bright Crystal Diamond, Breitling Watch, Shinola Watch, Movado Watch, Philip Stein watch, Scott Kay, Artcarved, Gabrielle and Co., Fana, Triton, Pandora Boutique, Alex and Ani, and Martin Flyer.

Meyers Jewelers offers a full, in house, repair service and custom design.

What would you tell a potential customer?
No matter where you live in Columbus, we are a short drive away. We are conveniently located only eight minutes from Downtown Columbus.

NO one in Columbus has a better selection of loose diamonds and engage­ment and wedding rings. We are the exclusive dealer for the Bright Crystal Diamond which is brighter than 95% of every diamond in the world.

We are a locally-owned, 10,000 square foot, freestanding jewelry store that is operated everyday by the owners. There is a huge inventory with great pricing. We have been family-owned and operated for 52 years right here in Columbus, Ohio.

CONTACT:
1494 Stringtown Road | Grove City, Ohio 43123
614-594-0230
Meyersjewelers.com

COOL FACTS:

  • We are entering into our ninth year as the official jeweler of the Columbus Bluejackets.
  • This is our second year as the official jeweler of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
  • All the money that is charged for changing watch batteries and shortening watch bands is donated to our charities.

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Pathway Tables

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How did your company get started?
Founder John Joseph started the company in 2014 as a hobby. He, along with head carpenter Noah Lucas, sourced the wood from John’s property, learned how to run a sawmill, built a kiln and made tables from the dried wood slabs. John and Noah started out making coffee tables and dining tables, and they were inspired by the incredible beauty that they found when they cut into old, ugly logs.

They wanted to share the beauty of live edge furniture with everyone, so they decided to turn their hobby into a business. In 2017, after selling tables at trade shows for a few years, the company had received such incredible feedback from customers that they decided to open a Columbus showroom. In early 2018, the doors to the showroom in Lewis Center were opened for business, managed by John’s daughter Sarah Hutson. Customers are now able to visit the showroom and see the beautiful and unique tables in person.

What makes your company unique?
Each table is a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted work of art. We are bringing the beauty of nature into your home and providing a beautiful place to gather your families and loved ones.

The base of each table is also custom made. Customers have the ability to choose from a variety of unique options, finishes and base heights. Addition­ally, we offer unique options like adding colored epoxy or glass.

Customers have the option to visit our woodshop and pick out their slabs in person, much like selecting a slab of granite.

What brands and products does your company offer?
We offer dining tables, coffee tables, end tables, console tables, conference tables, desks, countertops and headboards.

What would you tell a potential customer?
Our tables are handcrafted, solid wood that will stand the test of time and will be passed down for generations. They are truly worth the investment! We stand behind the quality of our tables and take pride in our work. We care about our customers and want to work with them to design and create a table that they will love.

COOL FACTS:

  • It takes years to acquire, mill and kiln dry enough slabs to have a solid inventory for customers to choose from. It could be up to 2 years before a slab is ready to be finished into a table.
  • Our tables are only made from locally-sourced Ohio trees.
  • We have thousands of slabs available, all currently in different stages of drying.

CONTACT:
8612 Owenfield Drive B | Powell, OH 43065
740-879-3121
www.PathwayTables.com

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