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Many Happy Returns to Lazarus - Pt. 3

This marks the final week for the downtown Columbus Lazarus store.

For nearly 100 years, Lazarus helped define central Ohio retailing. But the downtown department store appears to be a dying breed.

In conjunction with WOSU.TV 34's documentary, "Many Happy Returns to Lazarus", WOSU's Mike Thompson looks at the future of the downtown department store.

Click the Listen icon to hear part 3 of the special series.

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.