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Many Happy Returns to Lazarus Pt. 1

This week marks the final week in the century-long history of the downtown Columbus Lazarus store.

After decades filled with Christmas window displays, dresses in the women's department, celery dressing in the Colonial Room, the Lazarus era on High Street will end.

In conjunction with WOSU.TV 34's documentary, "Many Happy Returns to Lazarus", WOSU's Mike Thompson looks at memories of Lazarus.

Click the Listen icon to hear part 1.

Mike Thompson spends much of his time correcting people who mispronounce the name of his hometown – Worcester, Massachusetts. Mike studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University when he was not running in circles – as a distance runner on the SU track team.