Posted by Kristy Eppley Rupon on December 18, 2014
Husband and wife team Doug Aylard and Karen Oliver took a chance two years ago on opening Vino Garage in a refurbished transmission shop on North Main Street.
In January, the duo will open a wine bar in the wine-and-beer retail shop, and begin serving light lunches and dinners as they try to establish themselves as a neighborhood gathering spot in an area they think is poised for a development boom.
“I think (the North Main area) is going to be actually the next Vista,” Aylard said. With thousands of residents within walking distance in the Cottontown, Elmwood and Earlewood neighborhoods, and construction poised to begin at the new Bull Street development, “It’s ripe,” he said.
Posted by KRISTY EPPLEY RUPON on October 24, 2014
Nearly 600 shoppers lined up for a chance to win gift cards and be the first to shop at Columbia’s new Nordstrom Rack on Harbison Boulevard Friday morning.
Posted by Kristy Eppley Rupon on October 23, 2014
The retailer has been gone from the Columbia area for at least two decades. But it will open a new store at 817 St. Andrews Road by Nov. 1, said Wilson Sawyer, president of Henderson, N.C.,-based Variety Wholesalers, Rose’s parent company.
Posted by Kristy Eppley Rupon on October 21, 2014
This is a big week for Columbia’s retail scene, with two highly sought after stores set to open.