New Toy Stores and a Children's Boutique Are Here for the Holidays

Julanne Hohbach
Artkive turns those piles of children's art into books and framed prints.

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, several family-oriented retailers have opened new Central Ohio stores—three of which are holiday pop-up shops at Easton.

Locally owned toy store Naturally Curious Kids opened a temporary shop at 4022 Fenlon St. in Easton’s Fenlon Square district. It will operate through January, according to the business’s Facebook page. The original store has been a fixture at 13 E. College Ave. in Uptown Westerville since 2014.

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Children’s boutique lilylimes, a tenant at The Shops at Worthington Place since 2014, has a holiday shop at 4034 The Strand W. According to the store’s website, the pop-up will be open through Jan. 31.

Online retailer Artkive opened a pop-up shop that will operate through January. Artkive takes children’s artwork and mementos such as photographs and cards, scans and digitizes them, then reproduces them in books and framed mosaic prints. The store is located in the Easton Station Building, in the center’s dedicated pop-up space.

Across town in Upper Arlington, Learning Express Toys has relocated its Lane Avenue store to 3140 Riverside Drive. The company has two other Central Ohio stores, at The Shops at Worthington Place and in New Albany.