Six retailers who mesmerize passersby with window displays.
Creative concepts drive the success of these mavericks.
121-year-old store plunges into the future with a model geared to millennials.
You'll often catch her designing engagement rings on CounterSketch in an office or a coffee shop.
She's making things happen in the family business.
Ian WamboldtManager, Rodriguez’s House of Stones, New Philadelphia, OH After Ian Wamboldt completed two years with the U.S. Air Force National Guard as an avionics mechanic...
From flash incentives to whiskey tastings, jewelry retailers share their most successful sales schemes.
It's the "Holy Toledo!" offer.
Elizabeth Diamond Company explores the power of animal magnetism.
A move from the burbs to the heart of Columbus revitalizes a family business.
WE’RE STILL POLISHING the crowns of this year’s America’s Coolest Stores Contest winners that our panel of expert judges decided on and can’t reveal them just...
What started as a police officer’s sideline is now one of the slickest stores in West Chester, OH.
WE STILL CAN’T TELL you which stores were ultimately our judges’ choices. You’re going to have to wait for our August issue to find out the...
But Lee Krombholz says his greatest successes have come from his greatest risks.
THE STORES YOU’RE about to see might be winners in next month’s special America’s Coolest Stores issue. Then again, they might not. That’s up to our...
These stores made it to 100 — even 200. Here's what you can learn from them.
Worthington Jewelers, Worthington, OH OWNERS: Bob Capace and Joe Davis; YEAR FOUNDED: 2000; REMODELED FEATURED LOCATION: 2011; EMPLOYEES: 7 full-time, 12 part-time; BUILDOUT COST: $560,000; AREA:...
FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS, James Free Jewelers of Dayton, OH, has made an art of hosting private dinners that bring together popular designers with handpicked...
He had just six weeks to express his vision.
E.M. Smith Jewelers, Chillicothe, OH OWNERS: Don and Bob Smith; YEAR FOUNDED: 1948; OPENED FEATURED LOCATION: urchased 1993, major renovation 2008, partial renovation 2011; FEATURED LOCATION:...
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