Events: Short North Gallery Hop
Columbus Dispatch – Thursday May 2, 2013
Nine locations will display art related to the 2013 Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts competition for college students. The annual contest is sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Ohio. Grand award winner Matthew Gallagher of Oberlin College will be featured at Grid Furnishings, 944 N. High St.
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HOME DECOR | Seasonal Stunner
Capital Style Seasonal Stunner Home Decor Article – April 2013
Nature and art elegantly coexist in a gallery-like Sunbury home.
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Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden | On the House
Columbus Dispatch – Home & Garden – On the House, January, 2011
“When Tim Friar told me about his hopes of turning the Short North into a Midwest home-furnishings hub, I was skeptical…”
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Modern Art
Capital Style Daily Dish Blog – January 2011
“…new store in the Short North aiming to fill the modern-furniture shopping void in Columbus, and if modern’s your style, this place is definitely worth a look.”
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Bargain Bits
| Modern Furnishings in the Short North
Columbus Monthly – January, 2011

Furniture Retailers Settling in Short North
Business First – December 2010
“Central Ohioans searching for modern furniture are willing to trek hundreds of miles to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh to shop, so Tim Friar thinks a trip to the Short North in Columbus shouldn’t be too difficult…”
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Shop Talk | Tim Friar
Columbus Dispatch – Capital Style
Q: Your shop is a modern furniture store … What can people find here?
A: North American design. It’s not necessarily all built in North America, but it’s designed in North America. Many people, when they think of modern, they think of the ’50s or the ’20s. (This is) what’s next after the modern that was the midcentury. Everything you see in here is exclusive in central Ohio, and in some cases, the Midwest…”
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Visit Grid Furnishings Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, during the December Gallery Hop for a reception preview of new work by Columbus native Leah Kandel…”
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Columbus Alive

Grid Furnishings has been getting hype both locally and nationally. Even before it opened, the Short North shop was mentioned on a national design magazine’s website.
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The Metropreneur Columbus

“…Friar, a modern furniture fan, was all too aware of the lack of local retailers selling mid-price pieces in that style. Now his store, Grid Furnishings, will carry them…”
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Columbus Underground
“As a nationally recognized center for art and galleries in the Midwest, I believe the obvious extension of the Short North is similar to SoHo, which has become the furniture district of New York,” says Grid owner Tim Friar.”
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