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Archive for June, 2020

At Home Warriors 6.26

Summer doesn’t have to be a drag! Just because you are spending more time at home, doesn’t mean there aren’t still places to explore, things to do, sports to enjoy, and good food to eat. Here is your At Home Warriors guide for 6.26 – 7.2. Get in on the action or take action in and around Columbus through digital events and activities, open dining options, community support initiatives and more.

 

CBUS Connect

The Best of Boom

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Red, White & BOOM!: This summer, Red, White & BOOM! will become a multi-day television and digital event looking back over the years of the tradition of parades honoring veterans and the largest fireworks show in the Midwest! Re-live your favorite memories Fourth of July Weekend by watching “The Best of BOOM!” from your living room on July 1-4 on NBC4, click HERE for more details.

 

Virtual Races

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Komen Columbus Race for the Cure: The Komen Columbus Race for the cure is an event to help reach the vision of a world without breast cancer. Komen Columbus takes the Race for the Cure virtual this year. Learn more HERE. Plus, raise or donate at least $100 to receive a special edition throwback Homage t-shirt, check it out HERE.

 

Columbus Food Truck Festival 2020 Virtual 5k August 10-16: The Creators of the Columbus Food Truck Festival are hosting a Food Truck Festival Virtual 5K Run/Walk benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Participants can run or walk to their finish line anywhere (as long as they are 6-feet apart), and any time between August 10 and August 16. Have an appetite for running? Learn more HERE.

 

Community Days at Franklin Park Conservatory: Community Days are a chance for Franklin County and City of Columbus residents to enjoy free admissions to experience art, culture and nature on the first Sunday of the month in July and August. Reservations are available for Sunday, July 5 and August 2. Spots are filling up, claim your spot HERE.

 

Support Local

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Patio of the week: Whistle & Keg! Whether you are back to work or live in the Arena District, Whistle and Keg is a walkable, prime spot to soak up the sun and enjoy a sampling of your favorite or newly discovered craft beers.

 

Dining: Now open for dine-in in the Arena District: Boston’sBuca Di BeppoJimmy JohnsR BarRodizio GrillSunny Street CaféTed’s Montana Grill and Zoup. Grandview Yard Dine-In updates: Hofbräuhaus, Jason’s DeliPanera Bread and Winans.

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Beauty: Need some post-quarantine love? MY SALON Suite in Grandview Yard offers multiple service options for hair, nails, airbrush tanning, facial treatments and even bridal services by local Columbus beauty professionals. Support local while getting your latest makeover. Plus, as a resident of Grandview Yard or the Arena District, you get access to special VIP perks! Learn more HERE.

 

Sports

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Columbus Blue Jackets prepare for playoffs – The Columbus Blue Jackets are working toward return to play, with Nationwide Arena and OhioHealth Ice Haus open as a facility for on and off the ice workouts for CBJ players. So far, 10 players – forwards Oliver Bjorkstrand, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Riley Nash, Gustav Nyquist, and Liam Foudy; defensemen Seth Jones, Scott Harrington and Andrew Peeke; and goaltenders Matiss Kivlenieks and Elvis Merzlikins – have joined the on-ice workouts, as of last Thursday. We are glad to hear the boys are back in town. Read the full article posted on the Columbus Blue Jackets website HERE.

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Columbus Crew’s new digs: While we were already excited to have closer access to Columbus’ soccer team, The Columbus Crew, we really got excited to see some of their newly released renderings. View all HERE.

LIVING

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Summer in the city: Residents are ready to make a splash this summer and through extra precautionary measures, apartments in the Arena District and Grandview Yard have been able to open despite some of the community pools in downtown Columbus and surrounding areas, remaining closed. View virtual tours of  amenities by property: Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine/Flats II, Apartments at the Yard.


At Home Warriors 6.19 – 6.25

At Home Warriors 6.19 – 6.25

Just because you are spending more time at home, doesn’t mean there aren’t still places to explore, things to do, sports to enjoy, and good food to eat. Here is your At Home Warriors guide for 6.19 – 6.25. Get in on the action or take action in and around Columbus through digital events and activities, open dining options, community support initiatives and more.

Columbus Connect

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Community Days at Franklin Park Conservatory: Community Days are a chance for Franklin County and City of Columbus residents to enjoy free admissions to experience art, culture and nature on the first Sunday of the month in July and August. Reservations are available for Sunday, July 5 and August 2. Spots are filling up, claim your spot HERE.

COSI Connects: The Franklin County Commissioners and COSI have formed a partnership in an attempt to strengthen child learning while camps and summer programming have been affected by the pandemic. COSI Connects is COSI’s digital doorway for at-home science discovery and learning. They provide exciting and engaging science through COSI videos and hands-on learning you can experience at home. Learn more HERE.

Mid-Ohio Foodbank – volunteer opportunities: Sorting and packaging, shopping for groceries and community gardening are just a few ways you can get involved in volunteering your time at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. During times of hardship, especially, your time and dedication are so important in serving Ohio families that need nourishment. Feel good and give back. Learn more about volunteer opportunities HERE.

Celebrate Juneteenth in Columbus: Juneteenth is an annual celebration to commemorate the official end of slavery in the United States. From free festivals to park barbeque, marches and pop-up markets, Experience Columbus has put a great list together of ways to show support and get involved this weekend HERE.

LIVING

During this time of change, you may have realized you are ready for a new home – a bigger workspace, closer proximity to parks and recreation, a swimming pool, whatever you are searching for, there are options available. The sales and leasing teams in the Arena District and Grandview Yard want you to feel comfortable, whatever your preference – an online virtual tour, a video walk-through or an in-person tour, they are ready to help you find your new home and preferred lifestyle.

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  • Parks Edge Condominiums: Your lifestyle has an address, make Parks Edge condominiums in the Arena District, your new home. With some of the best views Columbus Downtown has to offer, you’ll enjoy picture-postcard views of the Columbus skyline and riverfront through your floor-to-ceiling windows and from your private balcony. With modern appliances, designer finishes and access to surrounding amenities and rooftop pool, you’ll appreciate the elevated lifestyle experienced as a Parks Edge homeowner. Tour Virtually HERE, or contact the sales team to learn more: 614.221.9900.
  • Flats II Apartments: As a Flats II resident, proximity is everything, within a minute walk to the pool and fitness facility located at the Flats on Vine clubhouse, nearby parks including McFerson Commons and the Scioto Mile, access to the resident only VIP program; providing discounts and promotions to neighboring businesses and events, plus beautiful interiors including granite countertops, wood-like plank flooring, and modern lighting.  Discover the perfect home in the heart of downtown Columbus. View Flats II virtually HERE, or contact the leasing team to schedule an in-person tour 614.225.1500.

Support Local

Carry-out, patio, dine-in

Father’s Day is this Sunday – treat the dad in your life to a special meal this weekend in downtown Columbus!

We also found some unique gift ideas from Grandview Yard businesses:

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  • Winans Grandview Yard: Treat dad to a Winans chocolate-dipped Bourbon or Old-Fashioned bottle and a classic Bourbon Cherry, in partnership with Watershed Distillery. Order HERE.
  • Hofbräuhaus Columbus: Give dad a membership in the 1589 Growler Club for something unique! Includes a 64 oz. ‘drink tank’ growler with lifetime warranty, monthly growler fills and additional discounted fills. Get More Information

More food news:

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  • Boston’s Pizza is now offering resident nights to Arena District and Grandview Yard residents when you show your VIP card! Enjoy 25% Monday – Thursday. View full offer and additional resident VIP details HERE.
  • Zoup! is now offering coffee and breakfast services! Breakfast menu items available 7:30am – 10:30am Monday-Friday. Coffee is served all day and food selections include breakfast sandwiches, berry bread, and a sandwich + drink combo.

Sports and Fitness

Fox Sports Replays: Re-live the excitement, more game replay dates announced!

  • Tuesday, June 23 at 8pm • CBJ vs. Capitals, aired 12.16.2019
  • Wednesday, June 24 at 8pm • CBJ vs. Red Wings, aired 12.17.2019
  • Thursday, June 25 at 8pm and Friday June 26 at 12pm • CBJ vs. Kings, aired 12.19.2019
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TBT – The Basketball Tournament

Carmen’s Crew, The Ohio State alumni team and TBT defending champion, have been given the top overall seed in this year’s 24-team field. All TBT games this summer will be played under quarantine at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, from July 4-14. Carmen’s Crew is organized by former Ohio State Buckeyes star Jared Sullinger (2010-12). Sullinger will coach Carmen’s Crew for the second straight year alongside Evan Turner (2007-10) and Leon Rodgers (Northern Illinois).

TBT’s opening round will take place from July 4-5. The quarterfinals will be held on July 10 and July 11 with the semifinals on July 12. The 2020 TBT Championship Game will be played on July 14, when one player will hit a shot to win his team $1 million.

For more information on Carmen’s Crew and this year’s TBT, visit TheTournament.com.

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Club Pilates: Club Pilates is open and taking extra precautions to make the studio safe and clean by sanitizing every piece of equipment between classes. View the class schedule online: https://www.clubpilates.com/location/grandviewyard

Until next week warriors – please stay safe and continue to show support and love to each other.

 

 


At Home Warriors 6.12-6.18

Just because you are spending more time at home, doesn’t mean there aren’t still places to explore, things to do, sports to enjoy, and good food to eat. Here is your At Home Warriors guide for 6.12 – 6.18. Get in on the action or take action in and around Columbus through digital events and activities, open dining options, community support initiatives and more.

Sports

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The NHL Player Gaming Challenge

The NHL Player Gaming Challenge™ presented by Honda will wrap up this Saturday, June 13 at 3 p.m. ET when Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins takes on former Winnipeg Jets defenseman Joe Morrow in an EA SPORTS™ NHL®20 best-of-three series. During the six-week gaming event, NHL Clubs have been represented by one or two players in a one-time matchup against another Club. All matches are available on NHL platforms: Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Premiere. Where to Watch: Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook Premiere

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TBT

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) announced Nationwide Arena will play host to all 23 games of this year’s event. 24 teams will compete under quarantine July 4-14. “Being the first basketball event to play in the U.S. since March is a monumental task that is only possible with great partners,” said TBT founder and CEO Jon Mugar. “We can’t thank the State of Ohio, Columbus Sports Commission, The Ohio State University and Nationwide Arena enough for their support, not to mention our longstanding partners ESPN, Puma and Zelle®. Everyone is unified in wanting to see basketball on TV again, and our players can’t wait to compete.” Read more HERE.

 

 

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Columbus Cares

Being a part of the Columbus community, one thing is for certain, the residents, businesses and supporters of Columbus, both care and take action. This week alone, we have witnessed community works of art pop up all over the city, charitable donations, gatherings, support for each other and a comaraderie like never before. June 10 – June 11 The Big Give, run by The Columbus Foundation, found support for Ohio nonprofits through raising awareness and funds for animal welfare, arts and culture, education, employment, environment, food and nutrition, health, housing, social services and racial justice. Through their efforts and Columbus support, 44,508 donations were received this year and a total of $32,588,660 was raised in support of the nonprofits in our community. Along with initiatives like the Big Give, we saw Nationwide gather for a ‘Standing in Unity Moving Forward Together’ event that took place in the Arena District Friday morning June 12, where it was announced that $1 million dollars was donated to support efforts that promote social equality and justice through backing of the NAACP, The Bail Project and The Equal Justice Initiative. Even in uncertain times, it’s encouraging to see so much hope and support here in Columbus.

 

Support Local, Eat Local

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Blood Drive at Nationwide Arena

Do your part and give blood to the American Red Cross this Thursday, June 18. The blood drive held at Nationwide Arena and offers you the opportunity to do good while being rewarded. Donors receive a Columbus Zoo BOGO entry coupon and a chance to win 4 Zoombezi Bay passes. To attend, enter through the Front Street lobby of Nationwide Arena from 10AM – 4PM. Walk-ins are welcome but scheduling in advance is preferred.  Schedule at redcrossblood.org.  Use sponsor code: ‘GMC’. Park in the Arena Garage and bring your ticket for validation.

Carry-out, patio, dine-in

What a treat it is to dine-out at a restaurant! Read on for the most recent information on restaurant and patio openings in the Arena District and Grandview Yard.

Now open for dine-in in the Arena District: Boston’sBuca Di BeppoJimmy JohnsR BarRodizio GrillSunny Street CaféTed’s Montana Grill and Zoup.

Residents of the Arena District: Boston’s has recently announced resident nights starting Monday, June 15. Residents that show their resident VIP cards can enjoy 25% off their entire dine-in bill Monday – Thursday. Additionally, 15% off Friday – Sunday.

Grandview Yard Dine-In updates: Hofbrauhaus, Jason’s DeliPanera Bread and Winans are NOW OPEN for dine-in!

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Father’s Day is next Sunday, June 21. Treat dad to a Winans chocolate dipped Bourbon or Old-Fashioned bottle and a classic Bourbon Cherry, in partnership with Watershed Distillery. Order ahead HERE.

LIVING

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Ready to get back out into the apartment hunt? Properties of the Arena District including Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Flats II are taking appointments for in person tours. Contact the leasing team HERE. If you prefer to tour from the comforts of your current home, check out the Arena District Living YouTube channel HERE.

 

Until next week warriors – please stay safe and continue to show support and love to each other.


At Home Warriors 6.5-6.11

Just because you are spending more time at home, doesn’t mean there aren’t still places to explore, things to do, sports to enjoy, and good food to eat. Here is your At Home Warriors guide for June 5 – June 11 including activities and updates in and around Columbus including carry-out, delivery, patio and select dine-in options from some of your favorite Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants, allowing you to live, work and play, safe.

SPORTS

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2020 Playoffs

We’ve been missing our hockey lately but are excited that it will return with the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs! The Columbus Blue Jackets clinched a playoff spot among 24 teams. Columbus will face Toronto in the playoff qualifying series under the format announced by the league. “As we seek some return to normalcy, this is an important day, particularly for NHL fans,” Bettman, Commisioner for the NHL, said. “Since March 12, we have been hopeful and optimistic that by developing all options and alternatives, we could get to this point. I know I join sports fans everywhere when I say we cannot wait for our players to hit the ice again.” The Columbus Blue Jackets share more regarding the NHL framework towards capping the 2019-2020 season HERE.

Have questions about what the NHL’s return to play means for the Columbus Blue Jackets? Get answers to the biggest questions for Columbus fans HERE.

Fox Sports Replays

Re-live the excitement, more game replay dates announced!

Tuesday, June 9 at 8pm • CBJ vs. PENGUINS, aired 4.23.2014

Tuesday, June 16 at 8pm • CBJ vs. Maple Leafs, aired 10.21.2019

Eat Local, Support Local

Carry-out, patio, dine-in

As regulations are being lifted, the restaurants in the Arena District and Grandview Yard are doing all they can to safely serve you. While some restaurants have re-opened patios, others are continuing to add dine-in options. The restaurants are excited to serve their patrons and are thankful for your continued support.

Good news… Veranico has reopened in the Arena District! They are now offering carryout, patio seating and catering. Grab your favorite salad or wrap today.

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Now open for dine-in in the Arena District: Boston’sBuca Di BeppoJimmy JohnsR BarRodizio GrillSunny Street CaféTed’s Montana Grill and Zoup.

Now open for dine in in Grandview Yard: Hofbrauhaus, Jason’s DeliPanera Bread and Winans.

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Get your brunch on! Join Hofbrauhaus this weekend for their NEW brunch menu! Boozy pancakes are a definite must to kick off the weekend in Grandview Yard. In the Arena District, Sunny Street Café is open for dine-in or patio brunch.

While you are out and about this weekend in the Arena District and surrounding downtown areas, we ask that our readers please be extra cautious and stay safe.

Rosie the flower truck

This is sure to brighten up your living space – Rosie the Flower truck is coming to the Arena District for a pop-up flower shop on Thursday, June 11!

Stop by between 11am – 1pm to purchase a flower bouquet for $20, while supplies last.

The flower truck will be parked at the arena’s lower plaza across from the McFerson Commons arch, near the intersection of Nationwide Blvd. and John McConnell Blvd.

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LIVING                     

Flats II apartments

The leasing team at Flats II is ready to help you find your new apartment home. With tours available in-person or virtually, they want to make your apartment search as easy as possible while catering to your touring preference.

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View a virtual overview of Flats II apartments HERE.

Take a virtual tour of the Napa II floor plan with a leasing consultant HERE.

Schedule an in-person tour with the leasing team HERE or call 614.225.1500.

MUSIC

Nationwide Arena

How fun is this? Nationwide Arena reached out to followers socially, to each submit their own song on a Nationwide Arena mixtape! Whether you contributed to the mix, or want to give it a listen, there is a solid mix of songs to share. Click HERE to play the tape.

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PROMOWEST TV

PromoWest TV features live performances from past PromoWest family of venues. Re-live the experience, digitally HERE.

COMING SOON TO CBUS

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Columbus Arts Fest in Place June 12-14: One of Columbus’ most anticipated events, The Columbus Arts Festival, of course, found a creative way to allow the art show to go on. The Columbus Arts Fest In Place, is happening June 12-14 and will feature the people that really bring the festival to life: Artists, volunteers, sponsors, patrons and community members. You can shop for your next art piece directly online from 2020 juried Arts Fest artists, explore artists and performers and get involved by participating in the Arts Fest Chalk Challenge! Learn More.

Ohio History Connection June 13 at 4:30 and 8:30PM: Bring the family for a classic drive-in theater experience! Watch Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark from the comfort and safety of your own car in the parking lot at the Ohio History Center. Bring your own snacks or purchase a snack pack there. The show is FREE but registration by car is required, register Learn More.

 

Until next time Warriors….