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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 22, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of July 22, 2019:

 

Music

Brit Floyd World Tour 2019: 40 Years of The Wall

Tuesday, July 23 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Brit Floyd, a globally famous British Pink Floyd tribute band, is coming to EXPRESS LIVE! Tuesday night! Billboarded as the world’s greatest Pink Floyd show, this progressive rock band aims to put a live performance almost identical to Pink Floyd themselves. Grab your tickets to see Brit Floyd here!

 

Lord Huron with Special Guests Bully

Wednesday, July 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

Popular indie band, Lord Huron, is stopping by EXPRESS LIVE! this Wednesday for a special Columbus performance! Known for hits like ‘Ends of the Earth’ and ‘The Night We Met’, the Los Angeles-based group is sure to entertain. Bully, a Nashville-based rock band, will open! To see the show, grab your tickets here.

 

Khalid Free Spirit World Tour 

Friday, July 26 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Khalid, one of the hottest R&B singers in the world right now, is bringing his first worldwide tour to Nationwide Arena! His Free Spirit tour features global smash hits like ‘Location’, ‘Talk’ and ‘Better’. He will be joined by special guest, Clairo. Grab tickets to this unforgettable evening here.

 

Wiz Khalifa: The Decent Exposure Tour

Sunday, July 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

This Sunday, rapper Wiz Khalifa will be taking over downtown Columbus when he brings his Decent Exposure tour to EXPRESS LIVE! Responsible for huge hits like ‘See You Again,’ Black and Yellow’ and ‘Young, Wild & Free,’ Wiz is always good for an entertaining live show. Fellow rappers Moneybagg Yo, DJ Drama and Chevy Woods will also perform. Get your tickets here.

 

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Events

Turtle Flow Yoga

Wednesday, July 24 | Arena District Athletic Club | 6:35 PM

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced yogi, you’ll enjoy the Arena District Athletic Club’s Turtle Flow Yoga! Hosted by one of Columbus’ top teachers, Maggie Fekete, this event will integrate breath and movement to create a powerful, stabilizing and delicate meditative flow. Come out and get your Turtle Flow on at this free event.

 

Farmers Market

Thursday, July 25 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Looking to shop more local? Every Thursday this summer, come out to the Farmers Market at Battelle Plaza, located right outside Nationwide Arena! Each week will feature dozens of vendors selling fresh produce, homemade goods and much more.

 

Yoga on the Plaza

Friday, July 26 | Battelle Plaza | 7 AM

Interested in finding your zen? A free outdoor vinyasa yoga session will happen next Friday, bright and early. The 50-minute class is open to everyone and at all stages of practice. Please bring your own yoga mats. Classes are offered throughout the summer, so check the events page for other sessions.

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders & Gwinnett Stripers

Tuesday to Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

After a week off, the Columbus Clippers are back and ready to play two homestands in a row! First, the Clippers will take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, followed by the Gwinnett Stripers later in the week! Bring the family out and cheer on your home team anytime next week. Get tickets here.

 

Special Clippers promotions throughout the week include:

  • Tuesday, July 23 | 7:05 PM
    • Yandy Diaz Bobblehead Giveaway
    • Military & First Responders Night
    • Dime-a-Dog Night
  • Wednesday, July 24 | 7:05 PM
    • AAA Member Nights
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, July 25 |12:05 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Business Day Special
    • College ID Night
  • Friday, July 26 | 7:15 PM
    • The Office Night
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night in the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
  • Saturday, July 27 | 7:15 PM
    • Fireworks
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • 2019 Fantasy Camp Autograph Signing
  • Sunday, July 28 | 4:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday
    • Commit to be Fit Fun Run

 

Food

$5 Classic Burger Night

Wednesday, July 23 | Half Pint Columbus | 5 PM – 11 PM

Love burgers? Half Pint Columbus is bringing back their classic burger night! For just $5, you can get their classic cheeseburger, cooked to order, with a side of crispy chips. Pair it with one of their 60 refreshing on-tap beers for a combination that’s tough to beat.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Ohio Combat League 2: Labor Night

Saturday, August 3 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! Is hosting Columbus’ very own MMA combat league next Saturday night. Various weight classes will be fighting for the chance at victory, and the card is stacked. For more information on the fighters, click here. Get your tickets for the fight here.

 

Jeff Lynne’s ELO

Tuesday, July 30 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) has taken the world by storm. Now, they’re on a global tour that stops at Nationwide Arena on July 30! ELO has always been known for their epic live shows and distinct style, so don’t miss your chance to see this critically acclaimed, chart-topping, award-winning band in the flesh. Singer/songwriter Dhani Harrison, son of The Beatles’ George Harrison, will open.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

 


Northern arc downtown becoming a billion-dollar boom town: Here’s what’s planned

Article Originally Published in Columbus Business First by Tristan Navera

The northern cusp of downtown is poised for a boom as multiple development projects converge in the next few years.

The plans are impressive in scope: Hundreds of millions of dollars in new development, hundreds of housing units and the city’s two newest high-rises will be built in the area between Nationwide Arena and I-670, where the booming Short North, growing downtown and nascent Arena District, Grandview Yard and Franklinton areas converge.

In fact, eight projects alone are in development promising $1 billion in investment.

“This urban area is as good as any city in America and there’s room to grow for the whole neighborhood,” said Michael Schiff, principal of Schiff Capital Group and one of the principals on the North Market mixed-use development, which has been in the works for years. “We’re lucky to have the growth we’ve had and it’s coming together.”

The developments come as a result of years of work on a series of projects that made the area of town favorable, including the continued build-out of Grandview Yard, the $140 million renovation of the Greater Columbus Convention Center and continued growth of downtown employers like Nationwide.

Here’s a rundown of what’s under construction and what’s planned in this part of downtown:

  • The $220 million, 28-story Hilton Columbus Downtown tower along North High Street is set to break ground next month.
  • The $192 million North Market tower project will construct an approximately 28-story tower at the North Market’s parking lot. It’ll have apartments, more market space and 90,000 square feet of offices.
  • A $200 million expansion of the Arena District, on what are today gravel lots between Vine and Spruce streets. Details are still being worked out, but long-term plans could mean 500,000 square feet of office space. Chipotle’s headquarters would be the first anchor tenant in a 130,000-square-foot building.
  • $233 million new soccer stadium for the Columbus Crew SC, with substantial commercial and residential components expected around it.
  • An $18 million, 650-space parking garage being constructed now on the other side of the convention center to open in February 2020.
  • The Reach on Goodale, a 21-acre mixed-use development including a $65 million new headquarters for White Castle, is under development to the northwest as well. That site also includes a second office building, amphitheater and apartment complex. Developers say it’s intentionally designed to eliminate the “no man’s land” where Grandview and Arena District have been separated by highway, river and industrial corridors. The cost of the total development isn’t clear.
  • The 13-story, $50 million Canopy by Hilton Columbus hotel at 77 W. Nationwide Blvd., which is fitting out now for an opening next month.
  • An eight-story AC Hotel by Marriott is vertical now at 511 Park St. Building permits put construction at $30 million but fit-out costs are likely to drive the cost up.

It should also be noted that a host of nearby developments will undoubtedly contribute to the developments at this one-mile stretch, including the $200 million multi-phase Gravity project and the $240 million CoverMyMeds campus across the river in Franklinton; the 600-unit Jeffrey Park expansion with 12-story tower just to the north, and continued development in the Short North.

“It’s a confluence, and we feel good about it,” said Brian Ellis, COO of Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd., which has put over a billion dollars into the Arena District since it began in 1997.


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 15, 2019

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of July 15, 2019:

 

Food

(614) Restaurant Week 2019

July 15-20 | 120+ Columbus Restaurants | All Day

Foodies unite, (614) Restaurant Week is finally here! With over 120 of the city’s best restaurants participating—including several in the Arena District—this palette-satisfying event will help you discover new and incredible places to eat throughout Columbus, all at a fraction of your meal’s usual cost. Don’t miss this chance to add new eateries to your list, become a local expert and indulge in the finest food the city has to offer!

Participating restaurants in the Arena District include:

 

Music

Third Eye Blind / Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour

Tuesday, July 16 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Get ready to have a semi-charmed life tomorrow, because Columbus’ Arena District will be getting a visit from not one, but two nostalgia-inducing alt-rock bands—Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World! They will be joined at EXPRESS LIVE! by special guests, Ra Ra Riot! Enter to win a pair of tickets or purchase them here.

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Sad Summer Festival

Saturday, July 20 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 1:00 PM

Sad Summer Festival is more than a music festival—it aims to make a difference in the local Columbus community through partnerships with several non-profit organizations! Featured rock artists performing at the festival are Mayday Parade, The Maine, State Champs, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Just Friends and Stand Atlantic. Get your tickets for this extravaganza here.

 

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic-One Nation Under A Groove Tour

Sunday, July 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Looking for a live throwback to the ‘70s? George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic—along with Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf—are bringing your favorite funkadelic hits to the Arena District. Now’s your chance to join the dealers of funky music, this Sunday, for the One Nation Under a Groove Tour at EXPRESS LIVE! Get tickets here.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, July 18 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Are you interested in supporting local Columbus businesses? Look no further. Every Thursday this summer, come out to the Farmers Market at Battelle Plaza, located right outside Nationwide Arena! Each week features dozens of vendors selling fresh produce, homemade goods and much more.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Columbus Clippers vs. Scranton / Wilkes-Barre RailRiders & Gwinnett Stripers

Tuesday to Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

After a week off, the high-flying Columbus Clippers are playing two homestands in a row! The first will be against the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, and the second will be against the Gwinnett Stripers! Cheer on the home team anytime this week. Get tickets here.

  • Tuesday, July 23 | 7:05 PM
    • Yandy Diaz Bobblehead Giveaway
    • Military & First Responders Night
    • Dime-a-Dog Night
  • Wednesday, July 24 | 7:05 PM
    • AAA Member Nights
    • $1 Wednesdays
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Thursday, July 25 |12:05 PM
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Business Day Special
    • College ID Night
  • Friday, July 26 | 7:15 PM
    • The Office Night
    • Presentando los Veleros de Columbus
    • $5 Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night in the Ballpark
    • Party-at-the-Park
  • Saturday, July 27 | 7:15 PM
    • Fireworks
    • Party-at-the-Park
    • 2019 Fantasy Camp Autograph Signing
  • Sunday, July 28 | 4:05 PM
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday
    • Commit to be Fit Fun Run

 

Khalid Free Spirit World Tour 

Friday, July 26 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Join pop superstar Khalid as he brings his Free Spirit World Tour to Nationwide Arena! The singer has gained a massive following around the world due to his incredible vocals and contagious beats—hit singles include Location, Talk and Better. 20-year-old singer/songwriter Clairo will open. Grab your tickets here.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Music in the Yard

 

The Grandview Heights Public Library and City of Grandview Heights, Ohio Parks & Recreation are pleased to announced the 1st Music at the Yard free summer concert series!

Enjoy music, food, activities, and more at First Avenue Park in the heart of Grandview Yard.

2019 SCHEDULE
– 8/08: Clarence White and the Johnny Appleseeds 
– 8/15: George Barrie Band
– 8/22: HOT TONIC

EVENT TIME & LOCATION
– Band Performance Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
– Event Time: 4:30-7:30 pm
– Location: First Avenue Park in Grandview Yard, 850 First Ave, Grandview Heights, OH 43212

2019 SPONSORS
Grandview Yard
– Contact [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities

VENDING
– Food trucks provided by Central Ohio Food Truck Association.
— 8/08: A Cut Above – Schnitzel & More
— 8/15: Tortilla Street Food
— 8/22: Niko’s Street Eats
– Contact [email protected] for vending opportunities

ACTIVITIES
–  GHPL PopUp Library)
– Children’s activities

No rain location. Call 614-486-2951 about possible cancellation due to weather.


828 at the Yard Open House

You’re invited to an open house on Sunday, July 14 and Sunday, July 28 from 12 – 2 pm.

828 at the Yard Condominiums features two-bedroom/two-bath flats ranging from 1,400-1,570 square feet, with the option to choose your own design selections or buy a finished condominium.

The Open House will feature The Anderson, fully furnished model. View all floor plans here.

Located in Grandview Heights, 828 at the Yard offers a short commute to surrounding neighborhoods like Upper Arlington, Marble Cliff, the Arena District and the Short North – providing endless opportunities to fill your days and nights.


Grandview Hop

Visit Grandview Yard at the Grandview Hop this summer: July 27, August 31, September 28

Grandview Avenue’s summertime sidewalk market and evening stroll is back this summer! All events are free to attend and open to all ages. The Hop takes place along Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the last Saturday of each month during the summer.

What is The Grandview Hop? A half-mile stretch of Grandview Avenue buzzing with live music, local shopping, awesome art, delicious food, and fun activities for all to enjoy on the last Saturday of the month in June, July, August, and September.


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 8, 2019

Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of July 8, 2019:

 

Music

The Killers

Thursday, July 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7:00 PM

One of the world’s most iconic rock bands is coming to downtown Columbus on Thursday! The Killers will be rocking the night away at EXPRESS LIVE! for one night only. Tickets are going quick, so purchase your tickets as soon as possible.

 

Tom Joyner: One More Time Experience

Friday, July 12 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Tom Joyner’s ‘One More Time Experience’ is coming to Nationwide Arena on Friday! KEM and Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds will join the iconic urban radio host during this night of unforgettable live performances! Help Tom celebrate 25 years of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and its Party with a Purpose—get tickets here!

 

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening

Saturday, July 13 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM

Talented rock group Jason Bonham is bringing Led Zeppelin to downtown Columbus! Join this high-energy tribute band and enjoy the lively sounds of Led Zeppelin at EXPRESS LIVE! this upcoming Saturday. Get your tickets here!

 

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians

Thursday to Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

This week in baseball, the Columbus Clippers are playing the Indianapolis Indians. Each game will have a different promotion. Cheer on the Clippers and get your tickets today!

Game times and promotions include:

 

  • Thursday, July 11 | 7:05 PM
    • College ID Night
    • Thirsty Thursday
    • Great Clips Charity Cut-A-Thon
  • Friday, July 12 | 7:15 PM
    • Veleros de Columbus
    • Ohio Lottery ‘Fantastic Friday’
    • Girl Scout Day
    • Party-At-The-Park
    • Brewfest & Winefest
    • Pizza Night at the Ballpark
    • Breakin’ BBoy McCoy Appearance
  • Saturday, July 13 | 7:15 PM
    • Fireworks
    • AAA Member Nights
    • Party-At-The-Park
  • Sunday, July 14 | 2:05 PM
    • Field of Dreams Celebration
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday
    • Jake ‘The Diamond Dog’ Appearance

 

Columbus Destroyers vs. Albany Empire

Sunday, July 14 | Nationwide Arena | 3:00 PM

Our favorite AAF home team, the Columbus Destroyers, are back at Nationwide Arena this week! After a short break, the Destroyers are ready to take home a win against the rough and tumble Albany Empire! Score your tickets to the football game here.

 

Events

Farmers Market

Thursday, July 11 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Looking to shop more local? Every Thursday this summer, come out to the Farmers Market at Battelle Plaza, located right outside Nationwide Arena! Each week will feature dozens of vendors selling fresh produce, homemade goods and much more.

 

Yoga on the Plaza

Saturday, July 13 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM

The Arena District Athletic Club is hosting its Yoga on the Plaza event this upcoming Saturday! This free, 50-minute outdoor class is free to the public. A new yoga mat will be raffled out at the class! Click here for more information.

 

Food

$5 Classic Burger Night

Wednesday, July 10 | Half Pint Columbus | 5 – 10:00 PM

The Half Pint Columbus is hosting their classic burger night again! For five dollars you get their classic cheeseburger cooked just the way you like it. Pair it with one of their 60 on tap beers for an even more enjoyable experience!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Third Eye Blind / Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour

Tuesday, July 16 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

EXPRESS LIVE! will be getting a visit from alternative rock bands Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World—with special guests, Ra Ra Riot! With dozens of collective hits between the groups, this is a show you won’t want to miss. Grab your tickets here to join them!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 1, 2019

Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of July 1, 2019:

Events

Red, White and Boom

Wednesday, July 3 | Downtown Columbus | 11 AM – 11 PM

Join us in celebrating Independence Day with Columbus’ 29th annual Red, White and BOOM! event. You do not want to miss the largest fireworks display in Ohio! The event starts Wednesday at 11 AM and will go until 11 PM. Can’t make it? Tune in to 97.9 or NBC4 to see live coverage all day.

  • BOOM! Street Festival
    • From 11 AM to 11 PM
    • More than 109 local and national vendors
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! Parade
    • 5:30 PM at the Main Street Bridge
  • BOOM! Fireworks
    • 10 PM on the east bank of Genoa Park

Music

Ballpark Boom Xi

Wednesday, July 3 | Huntington Park | 5:30 PM

Phil Dirt and the Dozers plus McGuffey Lane are coming to Huntington Park this Wednesday! This event is for the whole family—with inflatables and other various activities to enjoy. Concessions will also be open! Celebrate pre-Independence Day, enjoy the show and then watch fireworks directly from your seats. Get your tickets here.

QFM96 Birthday Bash

Friday, July 5 & Saturday, July 6 | EXPRESS LIVE | 5:30 PM & 6:30 PM

Next weekend, QFM96 is hosting their Birthday Bash at EXPRESS LIVE! Featured artists at the event on Friday include Royal Affair Tour with Yes, Asia, John Lodge and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, with guest vocals from Arthur Brown. Rock legend Alice Cooper will be headlining on Saturday. Grab your tickets before they sell out!

Sports

Columbus Clippers vs. Louisville Bats

Thursday-Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

The Columbus Clippers have a homestand this weekend against rival Louisville Bats! They will be playing at Huntington Park Thursday through Sunday, and each day has a different promotion including fireworks most nights. Join in on the fun and get your tickets here!

  • Thursday, July 4 | 7:05 PM
    • Fireworks
    • College ID Night
    • Thirsty Thursday
  • Friday, July 5 | 7:15 PM
    • Veleros de Columbus
    • Fireworks
    • Party-At-The-Park
    • Brewfest & Winefest
  • Saturday, July 6 | 7:15 PM
    • Fireworks
    • AAA Member Nights
    • Party-At-The-Park
  • Sunday, July 7 | 2:05 PM
    • Field of Dreams Celebration
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday

What We’re Looking Forward To

Farmers Market

Thursday, July 11 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM

Join local farmers, artisans and bakers at the Battelle Plaza outside Nationwide Arena for a weekly farmers market. This Thursday is the first event this summer! Each week will have something different—from baked goods and flowers to jam and honey. Check out this free event every Thursday this summer.

The Killers

Thursday, July 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

One of the world’s most iconic rock bands is coming to downtown Columbus on Thursday! The Killers will be rocking the night away at EXPRESS LIVE! for one night only. Tickets are going quick! Purchase your tickets here.

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!