At Home Weekend Warriors weekend of 3.27

Just because you are at home, doesn’t mean there aren’t still places to explore, things to do and good food to eat. Here is your Weekend Warriors guide for the weekend of 3.27 in and around Columbus including food selections from your favorite Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants.

CBJ Game Replays!

Although the 5th line might be 6 feet apart, we still have our hockey heart! To allow fans to re-live the action, Fox Sports Ohio is broadcasting game replays. Listed below are upcoming air dates/times, be sure to tune in and watch recent match-ups with the Panthers, Bruins, and Jets:

CBJ 27-Mar Friday 12 NOON 12/31/2019 Fox Sports Ohio Blue Jackets vs. Panthers
CBJ 27-Mar Friday 8:00 PM 1/14/2020 Fox Sports Ohio Blue Jackets vs. Bruins
CBJ 30-Mar Monday 12 NOON 1/22/2020 Fox Sports Ohio Blue Jackets vs. Jets

Working from home right now? Add some flair to your video conference with CBJ themed Zoom backgrounds HERE.

Staying Active with Local Columbus Sports Teams

‘The best is yet to come’ – Nick Foligno

Sports for us, is more than an interest or a hobby, it is a passion. Although we understand that we are without sports right now for good reason, we appreciate this list of at home ways to fill the sports void including at home workouts with the Columbus Crew, CBJ Foundation online auctions and replay broadcasts, Columbus Clippers flashbacks, Buckeye ‘Celebrating our Successes’ series and more. Get the full at home playbook HERE from the Greater Columbus Sports Commission.

Restaurant Carryout, Delivery & Pickup

Things might be a little different at the moment, but one thing we can still appreciate, our families, roommates and a good meal. There are still Arena District restaurants open and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Carryout beer and wine is also available. Refer to this list to plan your meals while supporting neighborhood restaurants! Place your order HERE.

There are also restaurants offering carryout, delivery and curbside pickup nearby in Grandview Yard HERE.

ADAC Workout

The Arena District Athletic Club wants you to stay active while at home!  View a variety of high intensity workouts you can do right in your own living room. These workouts are a great way to stay active and relieve stress. Check out these ‘FIT IN 3 MINUTES’ workouts HERE.

PromoWest TV

You know what can be better about watching concerts in private? You can dance and sing your heart out! Watch live concerts from a variety of artists! Check out some rockin’ artists HERE.

For more music you can’t find anywhere else, visit their YouTube channel!

Apartment Tours online

You are practicing social distancing but are in need of finding a new home. Arena District Living and Apartments at the Yard are now offering virtual tours on YOUTUBE. Click the links below to view apartment model homes and contact the leasing team by email or phone to learn more.

Resident Happy Hour

If you are a current resident of the Arena District or Grandview Yard, we are kicking off a community-wide happy hour today, March 27 from 4-6pm. Step out on your balconies with your drink of choice in hand, smile at your neighbors and say ‘cheers, we got this’. Share your Happy Hour photos! Use hashtag #ArenaDistrictLiving or #ApartmentsAtTheYard to support your community!

At Home Weekend Warriors, Weekend of 3.20

Just because you are at home, doesn’t mean there aren’t still places to explore, things to do and good food to eat. Here is your Weekend Warriors guide for the weekend of 3.20 in and around Columbus including food selections from your favorite Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants.


Don’t just sit, get fit! Let’s support the sponsors and exhibitors of the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival! Due to the canceled Arnold Fitness Expo, an Arnold Virtual Expo was created so you can still have access to the products and services that you would have seen during the Arnold Sports Festival. If your going a little stir crazy, this is a great opportunity to stop saying AHHHH! and say AH-NOLD!

Check out the exhibit HERE

Drive-Through Lynd Fruit Farm

While things might be bananas, you can stock up on fresh apples & more this weekend! The market drive through is open this Friday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm. Items available include apples, jams, butters, salsas, dried apples, popcorn, peanut butter, local maple syrup, honey applesauce, flavored ciders, Fry Pies (while supplies last) and more!

Lynd Fruit Farm drive through information and address HERE

Dine-in at Home

Support your local Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants and satisfy your inner foodie with these convenient carry-out options. With online ordering, pickup and delivery from Buca di Beppo, Brekkie Shack, Chick-fil-A, Hofbruahaus, Jason’s Deli, Jimmy Johns, Nada, Panera Bread, RBar, Starbucks, Sunny Street Café, Ted’s Montana Grill, Winan’s and Zoup.

Get the delicious details here:

Arena District dining HERE

Grandview Yard dining HERE



5 Apartment Interior Design Trends That We Love for 2020

As the new year settles in, we often think about how much our personal lives are in need of refreshing. One of our biggest influences is the environment we choose to live in, as our home deserves the same level of attention that we give ourselves.


From creating new spaces to giving rooms a makeover, there are several ways to bring your downtown Columbus apartment back to life. Using the latest interior design trends for 2020, here are a few styles to inspire your home décor this year.

5 Apartment Interior Design Trends That We Love for 2020

1 .The Japandi Style

Japandi is the fusion between Japanese and Scandinavian style. Aesthetically pleasing with cultural influences, this style is minimalist, simple and functional. It includes natural textures, neutral tones and bright, open spaces paired with the rustic elements of Japanese style.


To achieve this 2020 trend in your Columbus apartment, less is more. Keep furniture simple and add colors that evoke calmness and comfort. Hand-crafted items with clean lines and wooden textures allow for a deeper sense of connection to your environment.

5 Apartment Interior Design Trends That We Love for 2020

2. Geometric Patterns

Geometric patterns and shapes are trending up in apartment interior design. While you can find geometric anything, anywhere, it’s easy to fall into the trap of overdoing it. In 2020, pick any area of your home that you would like to make a bold statement—a place that will grasp attention and everyone’s favorite place to meet. In the kitchen, for example, a geometric pattern on the island in your kitchen or backsplash will be the perfect place to start!

5 Apartment Interior Design Trends That We Love for 2020

3. Bold Black & White

The most stunning, dramatic, and sophisticated apartment interior design trend for 2020 is the clash between black and white. With several ways to incorporate this into your home, contemporary interior designers often combine these colors with a pop of color or sleek metals. To appropriately balance black and white rooms, use black as the accent color and white as the main shade.

5 Apartment Interior Design Trends That We Love for 2020

4. Shades of Pink

Thinking about brightening up your apartment? The variations of pink are a major trend in 2020. The pink color wheel includes blush, millennial pink, pastel pink, rose pink, bronze, taupe, and other light pink shades that will stand out in a neutral room. A touch of feminine tones around the apartment—whether used as accents or features—will provide a subtle, natural appeal no matter your gender.

5 Apartment Interior Design Trends That We Love for 2020

5. Personalized Bathroom Design

Our final 2020 apartment trend takes a trip to the bathroom—the place where we spend a good portion of time grooming, styling and getting ready for the day ahead. When it comes to interior design, bathrooms are a great place to experiment and have fun.


With options to have daring wall décor, paintings and choosing elements that symbolize your personality, designing your bathroom allows for a level of personalization that you might not be able to pull off in other rooms.


What is your favorite apartment interior design trend for 2020? Share it in the comments below!


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.

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

– 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

Grandview Yard
– Contact [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities

– 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

–  GHPL PopUp Library)
– Children’s activities

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

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:


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


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!


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.


Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

Short Order: Brekkie Shack
Brekkie Shack Twin Sisters

Twin sisters offer breakfast, brunch and lunch in a bright new space in Grandview Yard.

Brekkie Shack, located in a patch of new development on the northern end of Grandview Yard, offers a modern take on the great American diner. Options include all-day breakfast alongside copious amounts of Instagram-worthy smashed avocado…..

Read more of this tasty article on Grandview Yard

5th Line, we have your CBJ updates – 2019-20 Schedule, CBJ Development Camp & Block Party

Hey 5th line – the 2019 – 2020 schedule has been announced!

The Arena District was brimming with excitement during the 2018-2019 Columbus Blue Jackets season and we can’t wait to get that energy back again!

View the full calendar for 2019-2020 season and reserve your tickets to the best games at the best prices by purchasing a full or partial season ticket plan. (Save 5% if you commit by June 30!) You live in the action, now get into the action!

View schedule  | Purchase ticket plans

Columbus Blue Jackets Development Camp

The Blue Jackets annual development camp starts today and runs through Friday, June 28. RSVP for behind-the-scenes tour which includes watching practice from the glass and info about ticket plans.

Columbus Blue Jackets Block Party

CBJ Block Party is this Friday, June 28 from 3 – 6 pm on the McConnell Plaza next to the Big Lots Box Office. The Block Party will have free activities and entertainment including food, drink, music, and interactive games. Event details.

Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of May 13, 2019

Wondering what to do and where to go in downtown Columbus this week? Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of May 13, 2019:



614 Magazine’s ColumBEST Party

Monday, May 13 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

You voted, and now it’s time to sip, sample and shop some of Columbus’ best brands at 614 Magazine’s ColumBEST Party. Jeni’s, The Drunken Donut and Roosters are among the many brands to enjoy at EXPRESS LIVE!, along with live entertainment from The Reaganomics and animal ambassadors from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Tickets are available but limited so get yours today! Must be 21 or older to attend.



CD102.5 Summer Warm-Up

Tuesday, May 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Warm up for summer with CD102.5! They’re bringing The 1975, Pale Waves and No Rome to Columbus tomorrow. Join these bands for an outdoor festival at EXPRESS LIVE! and enjoy an evening of great music and great fun. We’ll see you there! Purchase tickets here.



Wednesday, May 15 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:00 PM

Electrify your Wednesday night with a live performance from GRiZ at EXPRESS LIVE!. Bringing his Ride Waves Tour: Season One to Columbus, he will be joined by fellow artists Yung Bae and dwilly. Purchase your tickets today!



Columbus Destroyers vs. Albany

Saturday, May 18 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

The Columbus Destroyers are back! Watch some rough and tumble arena football during the team’s first home game this weekend! The AFL is gaining in popularity as an NFL off-season alternative, and the Destroyers are among the top teams in the league. Get your tickets here.


What We’re Looking Forward To

Columbus Destroyers vs. Washington Valor

Saturday, May 25 | Nationwide Arena | 3:30 PM

Make your way down to Nationwide Arena on May 25 for the Columbus Destroyers’ second home game of the season! Watch as the Destroyers put up a fight against the Washington Valor. Reserve your seats and get ready to cheer and support the home team for another win!



Wednesday, May 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

The greatest mix of punk and metal is coming to Columbus next week! The reformed L7 will be performing at EXPRESS LIVE!, on May 22, bringing you your favorite hits from TV shows, movies, video games and more! Bring out your inner grunge and purchase your tickets here!


Stay tuned for next week’s edition of Arena District Digest.

Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of April 22, 2019

From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of events, activities and things to do with your loved ones.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of April 22, 2019:


Columbus Clippers

After a week break, we’re ready for the Columbus Clippers’ games to start again—and fans are in for a treat! Join them tomorrow at Huntington Park for their first game back against the Norfolk Tides, and then every day after that!

And a special treat during weekend games—the Clippers are transforming every Friday night as a part of the league’s Copa de la Diversion initiative celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture! The team will wear special uniforms featuring a name change to Veleros de Columbus, and there will be a DJ spinning tunes to get your Friday night party started right.

Click here to check out the full list of promotions for each Columbus Clippers home game. Home game dates at Huntington Park this week include:

• Tuesday, April 23 at 6:35 PM
• Wednesday, April 24 at 6:35 PM
• Thursday, April 25 at 11:35 AM
• Friday, April 26 at 7:15 PM
• Saturday, April 27 at 7:15 PM
• Sunday, April 28 at 2:05 PM


CD102.5 Day featuring FOALS

Tuesday, April 23 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

English rock band, FOALS, is continuing its tour in Columbus tomorrow at EXPRESS LIVE!. Joining the rock band is duo The Blue Stones and bands Preoccupations and The Cordial Sins. Bonus: every pair of tickets purchased online includes a CD or digital copy of FOALS’ newest album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt.1. Purchase your tickets here.

Chase Rice

Friday, April 26 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Spend your Friday night with Chase Rice as he makes his way to Columbus for his 2019 tour! Come down to EXPRESS LIVE! to witness country music with an edgy, eclectic twist. His energetic live show featuring Adam Doleac is one you don’t want to miss. Purchase your tickets today.

10 Summers Presents: The Debut Tour with Ella Mai

Sunday, April 28 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

English R&B artist Ella Mai is taking over Columbus on Sunday as she nears the end of her sold-out debut tour. Ticket holders are in for an unforgettable evening at EXPRESS LIVE! as Ella performs hits including her Grammy-winning track ‘Boo’d Up’. Singer Mahalia will open for her on the tour.


What We’re Looking Forward To:


Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Playoffs Round 2

TBA | Nationwide Arena

The Columbus Blue Jackets just pulled off the biggest upset in sports history, sweeping the high-flying Tampa Bay Lightning to end their legendary season and advance in the playoffs! When everyone in the league thought this David-and-Goliath matchup would go the other way, we Columbus fans stayed strong in our support, and it paid off big time.

Next up for the Jackets is a Round 2 with either the Boston Bruins or Toronto Maple Leafs— the deciding game between the two will be held tomorrow, April 23, so stay tuned for the final schedule!

Leon Bridges

Saturday, May 4 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Once an opener for the Rolling Stones and Harry Styles, Leon Bridges is taking the stage for his own tour at EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday. This Top Ten, Grammy-winning artist is joined by Jess Glynne for his sold-out show, and we can’t wait to experience a night of live entertainment by this duo. See you there!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of March 11, 2019

From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of events, activities and things to do with your loved ones.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of March 11, 2019:

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Saturday, March 16 | The Half Pint | 12 – 8 PM

Get ready for Ohio’s largest St. Patrick’s pub crawl on Saturday, March 16. You’ve got the Luck of the Irish on your side, stop by The Half Pint for drink specials all day long. Get your tickets now!


ShamROCK to Live Music

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Three-Legged Mare on March 16 and 17. Wash down a Corned Beef Slider or a Shepherd’s Pie with a Guinness and get ready to shamROCK to live music all weekend long with bands like The San Pats, The Mclans and Discarded Mischief.


Mumford & Sons

Monday, March 11 | Nationwide Arena | 6 PM

Don’t be a ‘hopeless wanderer’! As your ‘guiding light’ on all things happening in the Arena District, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about one of the hottest British folk-rock bands coming to town today: Mumford & Sons. No, they won’t be performing in ‘the cave’—the group is heading straight for Nationwide Arena! Atlanta singer/songwriter Cat Power will open. What a great way to start your week.


Jonathan McReynolds w/ Isaiah Templeton & Jason Nelson

Thursday, March 14 | A&R Music Bar | 7 PM

This Thursday at A&R Music Bar, famed Chicago gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds will delight audiences with his incredible voice and beautifully honest approach to songwriting while on his MakeMoreRoom Tour. Fellow gospel singers Isaiah Templeton and Jason Nelson will accompany McReynolds with their own faith-filled performances.



Saturday, March 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

They are four of the most recognizable faces on the planet, and one of the most iconic bands of all time in terms of impact, influence and all-around awesomeness. Last year, after a storied 45-year career that included their 2014 induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, KISS announced their final tour ever—aptly named ‘END OF THE ROAD’. Don’t miss the chance to see their last live performance in Columbus EVER this Saturday at Nationwide Arena.



Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins

Tuesday, March 12 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Tomorrow night, a showdown will commence at Nationwide Arena between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Boston Bruins—one of the NHL’s top teams. With less than a month until the post-season, it all comes down to the wire as the Jackets vie for a playoff spot. Be sure to come out and cheer on the home team loud and proud!

If you’re planning on bringing the family out to a game, take advantage of the Columbus Blue Jackets Dispatch Family Value Pack, which includes a game ticket, hot dog, soft drink, popcorn and OhioHealth Ice Haus Skate Pass—simply enter the access code FAMILY** when purchasing tickets.

Additional Blue Jackets home game dates at Nationwide Arena this week include:

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Friday, March 15 | 7 PM


What We’re Looking Forward To

Alternative Fashion Week 2019: Grand Finale Runway Show

Saturday, March 23 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Later this month, get ready to be inspired by some of Columbus’ most innovative independent designers, during the Alternative Fashion Week 2019 Grand Finale Runway Show at EXPRESS LIVE! You’ll see all-original collections strut the runway, alongside an art installation and projection show by local artists. All ticket purchases help benefit Alternative Fashion Mob, a nonprofit which supports Columbus’ independent designers.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship | 1st & 2nd Rounds

March 22-24 | Nationwide Arena | Time TBA

College basketball fan? The Road to the Final Four® stops in Columbus, Ohio March 22 & 24, 2019 at Nationwide Arena when The Ohio State University hosts the 1st and 2nd Rounds of the NCAA® March Madness® Tournament! Click here to order your tickets now.


Arena District Apartment of the Week

Flats on Vine | Sierra Floor Plan

With so much going on in the Arena District, it’s hard to pass up the rare opportunity of leasing an apartment here! With only one unit remaining of the Sierra floor plan at Flats on Vine, now’s the chance to live your downtown Columbus dreams. This spacious 724 sq. ft., 1-bed, 1-bath corner unit features hardwood flooring, a Jack & Jill bathroom, walk-in closet, oversized floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony with stunning views of the city.

Schedule a tour of Flats on Vine’s last remaining Sierra floor plan today!


Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week

bd’s Mongolian Grill

Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!

bd’s Mongolian Grill, located in downtown Columbus’ Arena District, invites downtown Columbus apartment residents to enjoy 20% off create-your-own-stir-fry every day!

Applies to the Arena District location only.