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Business Profile – Green Handle Designs

by Mary Martineau Harrison West hosts a number of home-based artisan businesses. One of these crafty companies is Gina Blaurock’s Green Handle Designs, based out of her apartment on Harrison Avenue. Gina grew up in northeast Columbus, where she attended Northland High School before going to OSU. She has lived in the Short North since […]

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Business Profile – Harrison House Bed & Breakfast

by Mary Martineau Harrison House Bed & Breakfast greets visitors to Harrison West at the intersection of West Fifth and Harrison Avenues. What better gatehouse to the community than a beautifully ornate Victorian home that welcomes weary travelers? The home has been a bed and breakfast since 1990; in the decade before to that, it […]

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Business Profile – Mary Martineau

Harrison West resident Mary Martineau has been a vendor at ComFest since 1997. She started the booth as an outpost of her High Street gallery at the time, Transformations. Despite the closing of the shop in 2001 she has maintained an annual presence at the iconic Short North event peddling her handcrafted wares. The booth […]

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RE/MAX City Center Realty and The New Victorians

By Mary Martineau Joe Armeni has run two businesses in the Short North out of his offices on West Third Avenue for almost two decades. Wearing his RE/MAX City Center Realty hat, Joe is a licensed commercial real estate agent who manages all of the sales and rentals of his client base and has done […]

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Business Profile – Designs by Doe

By Mary Martineau Designs by Doe—tucked into the back of a building on the southeast corner of Michigan and West Third avenues—specializes in creating unique floral gifts that incorporate customer ideas into their designs. The founders, R. Allen Dodson and his mother (dubbed “Doe” by her father), named their business “Designs by Doe” because they […]

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