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After 33 years in Columbus, this Polaris-area business will close for good

After 33 years in Columbus, this Polaris-area business will close for good

Jack McLaughlin

It’s been more than three decades in the Arch City for Azia Rug Gallery, a Polaris-area vendor of antique rugs and more, but following a final season in business, the store has announced it will permanently close.

“It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that our store will be closing its doors permanently.  After 52 years in business and 33 years serving Columbus, we have made the difficult decision to go out of business,” a statement posted to Azia’s website reads. “We are not currently in a position of financial crisis.  However, we have not seen the growth necessary to maintain a successful future for our business. Please know that this decision was not made lightly and we have exhausted all possible options before arriving at this point. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve each and everyone of you.  We could not have made it this far without your loyalty and trust.”

According to its statement, Azia Rug Gallery will close for good after this spring.


The concept will remain open for the next several months, but will be begin transitioning to its closure. This includes a massive sale where all stock rugs will be 70 percent off.

Located at 921 Polaris Pkwy. the business was founded by Bruce Saberi over 50 years ago in Germany. After relocating to America and opening in Columbus two decades later, the company was passed down to Saberi’s daughter, Sonia LaRue, and her husband in 2014.

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