Businesses making moves in Columbus

Staff Reports

Several retail outlets in Columbus are opening, closing or moving in the next few weeks. Here’s a roundup of who is arriving, who is leaving and who is moving.

Ulta Beauty

Ulta Beauty is finishing renovation at a new location at 3090 Columbus Center across from Target and is planning to open July 14. The new location will feature a full-service salon with a product line spanning 500 brands.

Nationwide, the company operates 990 retail stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia, company spokeswoman Carolyn Sutphen said.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

The Jo-Ann Fabric store in Columbus Center will be moving this fall to a new location in the Eastbrook Shopping Center, in the 2600 block of 25th Street near Harbor Freight.

Work on renovating the former drug store location has begun and is expected to be completed in September, with a grand opening tentatively set for Oct. 5, employees said.

JC Penney

JC Penney, which has been operating in Columbus for nearly a century, will close its location in the FairOaks Mall on July 31, said company spokesman Joseph Thomas.

The store has been in several locations in the city before moving to its current location in 1989 as one of the anchor department stores.

The Columbus location is one of 138 that are closing this summer as the company downsizes to increase company growth and long-term profitability, according to a statement from the corporate headquarters in Plano, Texas.