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Up Front In Cbus | 7.31-8.6

SPORTS

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Columbus Blue Jackets Playoff Games: Hockey is Back, #5thLine! The Columbus Blue Jackets have their game faces on and are taking the ice this Sunday, August 2. The Jackets face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-five qualifying round series. View the full 2020 game schedule HERE.

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Where to watch: R Bar is hosting watch parties for the playoff games with sound on. Game specials include $5 Labatt tall boys, Sam Adams draft, and Truly tall boys, and stinger bombs are $3 during the last two minutes of first and second period. They will also be raffling off swag bags and a gift card to R Bar!

The game will be played outside on the patio (must be seated at table) and reservations are recommended for inside seating. To make a reservation, email [email protected] The $20 per person deposit for reservations goes toward the bill.

Boston’s will also be showing the playoff games with the sound on.  Dine-in or grab a seat on the patio. Reservations are not required but are being taken, call (614) 229-4275. Drink specials include PBR $3 Pint, $5 32 oz. and $3 Pink Whitney shots!

Whistle & Keg has inside seating and outside patio space to watch the games. They are ready for puck drop with Labbatt Blue and Labbatt Blue Light 16 oz cans as well as on tap. To-go growlers are 50% off for those watching the games at home.

If you’re planning to watch the games and enjoy your meal at home, tune into Fox Sports Ohio and Fox Sports GO. Learn more ways to watch at twitter.com/FOXSportsCBus.

Grab your swag: Don’t forget to grab your CBJ Postseason Fan Pack! Each order includes the official t-shirt of the Blue Jackets’ 2020 postseason, a commemorative postseason poster, and a Stanley Cup playoff pin while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. GO JACKETS!

New to the Crew: The Black & Gold have fans ready to stomp and cheer from the new Nordecke! View the recently released renderings HERE. This section of the new Arena District stadium will feature a tifo rigging system, capo stands, two patio decks, and the largest beer garden for an MLS stadium (the Nordecke Beer Garden). Fans can follow construction progress by watching the Downtown Stadium Construction Cam.

 

FOOD & DRINK HIGHLIGHTS

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Ted’s Butcher Shoppe: Experience the premium quality of Ted’s hand-cut steaks and fresh ground meat at home with Ted’s Butcher Shoppe. Select your favorite Ted’s premium cuts or specialty box and have America’s best bison and beef delivered fresh to your door the next day – order HERE.

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Pups on the Patio: The Hofbräuhaus Biergarten is a perfect spot to sip on a summer lager this weekend! Cheers to sunshine and great bier 🍻 🐶 Did you know you can bring your furry friends? You will enjoy the great menu appetizers while your pet enjoys homemade pretzel treat

CBUS CONNECT

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Ohio State Fair Anywhere: Being one of the most anticipated events of the summer, we were excited to see the Ohio State Fair Anywhere event hosted online! Not only can you shop the fair, check out the barn, enter contests and relieve past fair concerts, you can also enjoy your Ohio State Fair fried favorites at home! With fair food tutorials you can make your deep fried oreos, fair fries, walking tacos, lemon shake-ups and more HERE! Explore the Ohio State Fair Anywhere HERE.  

 

LIVING 

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Flats II Kitchens: Looking for a Columbus Downtown Apartment? Stop looking and start living at Flats II Apartments! Flats II has incredible kitchen features including contemporary lighting, wood style plank flooring, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and subway tile backsplash. Give your new cooking skills the proper kitchen with an apartment set to entertain. Learn more about Flats II HERE.

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Kipton North building accepting fall applications: Whether you are ready to move now or thinking ahead, it’s never too early to talk to our leasing team. The Apartments at the Yard Kipton North building is the newest apartment building to Grandview Yard and is now accepting applications for the fall. Need to find a home now? Contact the leasing team to set up a virtual or in-person appointment or get the scoop on move-in ready apartment homes – 614.222.2460. Learn more about Kipton North HERE.

 

 


At Home Warriors 7.23 – 7.30

Food & Drink

At Home Warriors 7.23 – 7.30

National Tequila Day is Friday, July 24: Who needs icing on the cake when you can get salt on the glass! Nada is featuring a new cocktail for National Tequila Day! The ‘Los Cosmos’ pairs Blanco tequila + raspberry + citrus, available this weekend only. Or get a to-go Nadarita to enjoy at home anytime! If you’re looking for more ways to cool off on hot summer days, try these additional tequila-based beverages from neighboring Arena District restaurants: Boston’s: Cucumber & Cilantro Margarita, R Bar Arena: $5 Palomas, or choose from five hand-crafted margaritas at Ted’s Montana Grill.

At Home Warriors 7.23 – 7.30

Whistle while you don’t work over the weekend or grab a drink for happy hour through the week! Whistle & Keg not only offer endless taps of craft beer, they also have a great little corner bar to enjoy your favorite cocktails.

At Home Warriors 7.23 – 7.30

Try Sunny Street Café’s seasonal Watermelon Lemonade which includes watermelon ice cubes, or a Watermelon Splash Smoothie for an alcohol-free option. Yum!

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To keep with the theme, we also wanted to highlight one of our favorite brunch dishes, boozy pancakes. This stack of ADULT chocolate chip pancakes is topped with candied pecans, two strips of thick-cut smoked bacon, and a side of bourbon maple syrup. View the full brunch menu from Hofbräuhaus Columbus.

CBUS Connect

At Home Warriors 7.23 – 7.30

Hockey in our hearts: John Haferman, the Columbus Ice Hockey Club co-founder has been nominated by the Columbus Blue Jackets for a national award. Hired in 1989 to introduce sports opportunities to all kids, despite their backgrounds, he worked hard to promote a “Hockey is for Everyone” program in Columbus encouraging anyone who wanted to get on the ice. He is one of three finalists for the Willie O’ Ree Community Hero Award and NGFL honor that goes to one individual each year for going above and beyond to spread the joy of sports. Vote for John HERE. Read the full article HERE. View all three finalists HERE.

Sports

At Home Warriors 7.23 – 7.30

Hockey is Back, Cbus! The Columbus Blue Jackets are gearing up now for the postseason. They face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-five qualifying round series beginning on Sunday, August 2. Games will be played in Toronto but that doesn’t mean the 5th Line won’t be ready for puck drop in a few short weeks!

The CBJ Postseason Fan Pack is available now for fans to get in on the action and do some good for the community. Each order includes the official t-shirt of the Blue Jackets’ 2020 postseason, a commemorative postseason poster, and a Stanley Cup playoff pin while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.

Support your favorite Arena District restaurants and bars during the postseason! Now is the time to keep CBJ game day traditions alive, whether it’s a pregame drink on a patio or ordering a carryout meal to enjoy while cheering on the team from home.

At Home Warriors 7.23 – 7.30

Virtual sports events training with the Columbus Sports Commission: From a Virtual Fore! Miler to the 2020 Komen Columbus Virtual Race for the Cure and The Community Cup Virtual 5k Race, there are plenty of ways to stay distanced while being active this summer. The Community Cup, presented by Columbus Foundation, is in its third year of rallying Central Ohio organizations to compete in skills events, build camaraderie and promote the importance of physical fitness. Instead of serving as the official kick-off of the Community Cup, this year’s 5K Race, presented by Village of Obetz, will be held virtually and is open to anyone who wishes to run, regardless of if their team is signed up for the corporate challenge. Get more details at HERE and get to running!

Living

At Home Warriors 7.23 – 7.30

Fall move-ins: Whether you are ready to move now or thinking ahead, it’s never too early to talk to the leasing teams in the Arena District and Grandview Yard leasing. This week, Flats II apartments are highlighting the Syrah floor plan, available this September and Apartments at the Yard is pre-leasing for the second of two new Kipton buildings with move-ins available in the fall (pictured above).

Need to find a home now? Contact the leasing team to set up a virtual or in-person appointment or get the scoop on move-in ready apartment homes HERE.

 


At Home Warriors 7.17-7.23

Sports

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CBJ Postseason Fan Pack: The 5th Line now has the opportunity to buy the official shirt of the Blue Jackets’ 2020 postseason. Proceeds benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. For a limited time, fans can purchase a postseason fan pack for just $10 which includes a t-shirt, lapel pin, and poster HERE. Show your CBJ support by using the hashtag #CBJAsOne when posting throughout the postseason. The first game is Sunday, August 2! View the full schedule HERE.

At Home Warriors 7.17-7.23

Virtual sports events training with the Columbus Sports Commission: From a Virtual Fore! Miler to the 2020 Komen Columbus Virtual Race for the Cure and The Community Cup Virtual 5k Race, there are plenty of ways to stay distanced while being active this summer. The Community Cup, presented by Columbus Foundation, is in its third year of rallying Central Ohio organizations to compete in skills events, build camaraderie and promote the importance of physical fitness. This year’s 5K Race, presented by Village of Obetz, will be held virtually and is open to anyone who wishes to run, regardless of if their team is signed up for the corporate challenge. Get more details HERE and enjoy the competition.

At Home Warriors 7.17-7.23

Columbus Clippers: Missing the Clippers this year? We are too! You can still be in a baseball state of mind, while sporting your favorite Clippers gear. Shop the Columbus Clippers online store HERE. Facemasks also available.

Food & Drink

Whistle & Keg: In addition to endless craft beer taps, Whistle & Keg has a spirits bar, wines, ciders, and canned beverages to keep you cool this summer. With plenty of sun AND shade, the patio is one of the best in Cbus! Stop by, try a new draft selection, and reconnect with coworkers or friends you have been missing over the last few months (while practicing safe social distancing of course).

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NOW OPEN – BD’s Mongolian Grill!: have your BD’s favorites grilled up and served just the way you like it! View the menu HERE.

Additional dining options in the Arena District: Boston’sBD’s Mongolian Grill, Buca Di BeppoJimmy JohnsR BarNada, Rodizio GrillSunny Street CaféTed’s Montana GrillVeranico, and Zoup

Grandview Yard dining options: Brekkie ShackHofbräuhausJason’s DeliPanera Bread, and Winans.

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Living

Apartment Tours: The Arena District Living and Apartments at the Yard leasing teams want to meet you where you are – whether it be from the comfort of your living room or onsite at one of the leasing offices. Meet with the leasing team in-person at the leasing office, explore the many apartment video tours on YouTube, view the digital brochure, or connect directly with a leasing consultant with a virtual walk-through.

MI Homes in Grandview Yard: The MI Homes “City Collection” homes in Grandview Yard are more densely packed with patios, small yards, and detached garages. These homes are designed for urban areas and MI Homes have been building and selling them quickly due to high demand. Learn more HERE.

 


At Home Warriors 7.10 – 7.16

CBUS Connect

At Home Warriors 7.10 - 7.16

The Scioto Mile: Parks are a great way to find entertainment while maintaining social distance. When you reside in Columbus, you have easy access to many parks, one of our favorites being the Scioto Mile. The Scioto Mile stretches along the downtown riverfront from the Arena District to the Whittier Peninsula, featuring beautiful parkland, fountains, city views and riverfront. Residents of Parks Edge Condominiums wake up to great views of the riverfront every day. To venture to more Ohio parks, checkout the official Ohio State Park Passport HERE.

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Franklin Park Conservatory: The Amorphophallus titanium, aka corpse flower, is a giant bloom that requires a lot of energy to do so. Not only is it quite large, it is also quite smelly once its red petals emerge. This bloom takes the better part of a decade and the fully opened bloom only lasts about one day. Plan a visit to the Franklin Park Conservatory, and hope you catch a glimpse of this (literally) breathtaking, gigantic ‘pewty’. This will be the first time in the garden’s recorded history that one has flowered at Franklin Park Conservatory. Stay up to date on the plant they have named ‘Bob Smellanor’ HERE.

Destination Grandview Staycation: Although faraway trips might not be possible for a while, that doesn’t mean that your vacation isn’t right around the corner. The Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU and Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU are ready to assist you in creating the perfect “staycation”! Both hotels are situated in Grandview Yard, offer indoor pools, and are surrounded by everything you need to spend the day reconnecting with friends and family by enjoying everything that Grandview Heights has to offer. Plan your staycation with Destination Grandview HERE.

Sports

Hockey: CBJ/PEPSI SUMMER CUP 6v6 EA SPORTS NHL 20 TOURNAMENT COMING JULY 15-AUGUST 23. Grab your Xbox controller and hit the ice, digitally! CBJ Gaming, the e-sports arm of the Columbus Blue Jackets, is hosting the CBJ/Pepsi Summer Cup, a 6v6 tournament in which participants from the United States and Canada can compete in EA Sports NHL20 on Xbox One.  The online tournament, which already has 80 teams registered, including a pair of NHL club representatives in the Anaheim Ducks and Florida Panthers, kicks off on July 15 and will be run through LeagueGaming.com. Players from the U.S. and Canada can register for free now through July 14. Click HERE for more information about the tournament, including how to win up to $1,400!

 

Baseball: Although this past year has been a bit short of a home run, we loved this article highlighting the legacy of Harry M. Stevens who attended his first baseball game in Columbus in late 1880’s. Harry was an ironworker at a mill and then a travelling book salesman. The sales job brought him to Columbus where he attended his first baseball game and changed not only the course of his career, but also the history of how baseball is enjoyed to this day. Read the article HERE.

At Home Warriors 7.10 - 7.16

Missing the Clippers this year? We are too! You can still be in a baseball state of mind, while sporting your favorite Clippers gear. Shop the Columbus Clippers online store HERE. Facemasks also available.

At Home Warriors 7.10 - 7.16

Food & Drink: The Arena District is excited to add another restaurant reopening to the mix! Nada plans to open Monday, July 13 for dinner! Operating hours include 4pm to 9pm Sunday- Thursday, and 4pm-9:30pm Friday and Saturday. We are ready for some TACOS! Enjoy dining in the restaurant or out on the patio.

Additional Arena District dining options: Boston’sBuca Di BeppoJimmy JohnsR BarRodizio GrillSunny Street CaféTed’s Montana Grill, Veranico, and Zoup

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Hofbräuhaus Columbus has us drooling over their delicious brunch options. Every Sunday Funday from 11am – 2pm. Check out the brunch menu HERE.

Additional Grandview Yard dining options: Brekkie Shack, HofbräuhausJason’s DeliPanera Bread and Winans.

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Living: Over the quarantine, we discovered we not only missed our neighboring restaurants, but we also found the joy in utilizing our own kitchens. The kitchens at Flats II Apartments include beautiful granite countertops with plenty of prep space, tons of cabinet storage, stainless steel appliances and a trendy, tile backsplash. Need some more kitchen inspiration? Check out these Experience Columbus recipes from Columbus Chefs HERE.

 


At Home Warriors 7.2-7.9

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 7.2 – 7.9. 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

At Home Warriors 7.2-7.9

TBT The Basketball Tournament: Nationwide Arena is set to host the 2020 TBT Tournament this weekend! We would like to welcome teams to the Arena District and encourage fans to order takeout from a nearby Arena District restaurant to enjoy at home while watching the games. View available carryout options HERE. The Basketball Tournament (TBT) is the $1 million, winner-take-all summer basketball event being televised live on ESPN networks starting this weekend, July 4-14.

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Park Passport: When you live in CBUS there are plenty of amazing walkable parks outside your front door – from the Scioto Mile, visible from Parks Edge Condominiums to the Scioto Audubon, McFerson Commons, in the Arena District and more. If you are looking to cross more Ohio parks off your list and don’t mind the extra hike, check out this essential guide to Ohio State Parks Park Passport, HERE.

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The Best of Boom – 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.

First Ave. Park Renaming: Last week, Grandview Heights’ First Avenue Park was officially dedicated as Ray E. DeGraw Park. The city of Grandview Heights expressed their gratitude to Ray for his leadership, time, and tireless efforts to assist in revitalizing the community. Read more on the @ingrandview Instagram account HERE. Learn more about the former mayor’s impact to Grandview Yard: A Lasting Legacy.

 

Support Local

At Home Warriors 7.2-7.9

This Week’s Flavor Picks: This weekend the patio at Sunny Street Café is BOOMING with flavor with these amazing Red, White & Blue Waffles. Yes, please! Or, order ahead HERE to enjoy at home.

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Ted’s Montana Grill – The holiday weekend calls for an Authentic American meal. Looking for something sweet? Ted’s milkshakes are perfect for an evening stroll around the District! Arena District location is open for patio seating, carryout, and dine-in. View the full menu HERE

Open for dine-in in the Arena DistrictBoston’sBuca Di BeppoJimmy JohnsR BarRodizio GrillSunny Street CaféTed’s Montana Grill and Zoup.

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Winan’s: Cool off with this Blueberry Cold Brew from Winans in Grandview Yard.

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Grandview Yard Dine-In optionsHofbrauhaus, Jason’s DeliPanera Bread and Winans.

Destination Grandview Staycation: Although faraway trips might not be possible for a while, that doesn’t mean that your vacation isn’t right around the corner. The Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU and Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU are ready to assist you in creating the perfect “staycation”! Both hotels are situated in Grandview Yard, offer indoor pools, and are surrounded by everything you need to spend the day reconnecting with friends and family by enjoying everything that Grandview Heights has to offer. Plan your staycation with Destination Grandview HERE.

 

MUSIC

Zac Brown Band: For those of you that were all set to see the Zac Brown band at Nationwide Arena Friday, March 13, which was one of the first to be canceled due to the pandemic, we have good news for you! You can still catch him virtually over the weekend! Tune in to “4th with the Family” LIVE on Facebook HERE. The event will feature an acoustic performance from Zac Brown Band. You can also donate toward the event with proceeds benefitting the mental health and wellbeing of veterans through Camp Southern Ground.

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Newport Mix Tape: Put on your favorite flannel, embrace that messy quarantine hair and listen to the sounds of the ’90s with this Newport Throwback Playlist ’92 HERE.

Promowest TV: Re-live some of your favorite Columbus concerts from Express Live and other nearby venues on Promowest TV.

 

LIVING

At Home Warriors 7.2-7.9

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.

If you’re lucky enough to have your apartment swimming pool open in Columbus this summer, make the experience both fun and safe for you and your neighbors by staying informed and following these simple guidelines.

View virtual tours of amenities by property: Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine/Flats II, Apartments at the Yard.


Make a (safe) splash this summer: sharing common pool spaces and what you should consider

Residents are ready to make a splash this summer and through extra precautionary measures, apartment and condo homes in the Arena District and Grandview Yard have opened despite some of the community pools in downtown Columbus and surrounding areas, remaining closed.

With apartment pools hosting a smaller number of people than community pools, the reservation system put into place by communities such as Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Apartments at the Yard, ensure adequate space to have fun and maintain distance. To ensure that pools can remain open, additional pool guidelines and rules have been created in the wake of COVID-19.

If you’re enjoying your apartment or condominium swimming pool this year, make the experience pleasant and safe for everyone by following these simple rules of thumb:

 

Mask Up

While we are sure to see some amazing tan lines this year (and can’t wait to see what internet memes come out of it), you are not required to wear a mask the entire time you enjoy the pool. The CDC simply suggests that people frequenting common pool areas should wear a cloth covering around the deck especially, when near others. You should not wear a mask inside the pool for your safety as they can be difficult to breathe in when wet.

 

Be Polite at the Pool

While open community pools are allowing as many residents to the pool deck as they feel safely possible, many pools have limits to the number of residents allowed in the pool vs. the pool deck at a time. If you have reserved a slot and have been in the pool for a long time, consider getting out to allow someone else to take a dip – after all it is hot out! When in the pool, be sure not to go overboard – a game of chicken is probably not safe and splashing or showing your best cannonball is disrespectful to those trying to sunbathe on the deck.

 

Don’t Share Swim Gear

While we would never support sharing swim trunks or earplugs anytime (just gross), the swapping of swim gear should be taken even less lightly due to COVID-19. Though you may mean well, and you and the requester go way back, sharing pool equipment like goggles and snorkels pose several risks, as they touch the face and prove difficult to disinfect. That said, keep your gear to yourself.

 

Follow the Rules

While you might feel the urge to eye-roll the idea of following pool rules, they should be taken seriously. Most apartment and condominium communities in Columbus have expanded on pool rules posted throughout the area specific to COVID-19 guidelines and keeping residents safe. Chances are there is no lifeguard on duty, so personal responsibility is key, and guidelines are important to ensure a full pool season. The last thing apartment communities want is one person to ruin the summer fun for all.

 

Keep it Clean

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we could all be a little tidier. If the sell-out of many disinfectant sprays and hand-sanitizer didn’t tip you off, to fight bacteria and illness, common areas need to remain as clean as possible and while we aren’t asking you to pack disinfectant spray in your pool bag, we are offering a reminder that cleanliness is incredibly important right now. Remember to leave behind a clean spot to soak up the sun for the next group of residents. Additionally, cleanliness before and after entering the pool is important, so soap-up and rinse before and after entering the area.

 

Apartment and condominium pools should be enjoyed to the fullest this Summer. Following these guidelines will help you to stay a good neighbor and continue to receive those party invites when things get back to normal.

For resident convenience, we have added the pool rules for Apartments at the Yard HERE, Arena Crossing HERE and Flats on Vine | Flats II HERE.