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From sewing machines to bikes, Huffy has adapted to changing times

RETAIL ROUND-UP: 3 stories about Cabela’s, RadioShack, Starbucks


If you missed out on some of your retail and business news this week, here’s what you need to catch up on before the weekend.

Early on in the week, another teen clothing retailer announced it was closing 400 stores nationwide — including some locations in Ohio. Clothing store rue21 announced it is planning on closing hundreds of stores, including stores in Mason, Hamilton and Cincinnati. Here’s what you need to know about the closures.

Then, a phone retailer announced it would open up in Sugarcreek Twp. this week. Round Room LLC, a retailer of Verizon Authorized Wireless, will open its newly relocated TCC store at 6252 Wilmington Pike in Sugarcreek Plaza. The store was formerly located nearby at 6212 Wilmington Pike. Here’s what to know about what the new stores offers.

The three hot stories of the week? Cabela’s, RadioShack, Starbucks:

1. Bass Pro Shops is even closer to buying Cabela’s. 

After several snags along the way, outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops could be one step closer to officially purchasing Cabela’s. Here’s what to know about all the complicated details of the acquisition.

2. A Facebook account claiming to be an Ohio RadioShack posted some vulgar things, and it went viral. 

A social media account claiming to represent a RadioShack store in Reynoldsburg, Ohio has posted vulgar messages about its closure. The store was named as one of several in the state that are scheduled to close in the coming months. Here’s what the posts said.

3. Starbucks launched its newest menu item — the Unicorn Frappuccino

The color-changing, flavor-changing drink will only be at Starbucks locations for a few days, according to the company’s website. The multi-colored drink has hints of sour and fruity flavors. The drink contains mango syrup, according to the Starbucks app. Here’s what our reporters thought about the frap.

Do you know about a new store opening in the region? Tell reporter Kara Driscoll about it. Email her at kara.driscoll@coxinc.com. 



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