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Grandview Yard announces it’s new phase in apartments – The Brooks

Grandview Yard is the next up-and-coming neighborhood for urban apartment dwellers in downtown Columbus. Demand has been so high for for-lease residential living, that Apartments at the Yard is going to begin construction on their next phase of apartments – The Brooks.

Nestled into this new development that sits in the heart of Grandview Heights, are the four existing apartment buildings: Baldwin, Porter, Pullman, and the The Keystone, which began leasing early last fall. The Brooks will feature one and two bedroom flats ranging in size from 722 to 1,219 square feet. The building will be a 4-story, 166-unit residential building that will be located on Baldwin Avenue between Yard Street and Rail Street. It will include first floor walk-up units and a 128-space underground parking structure.

The additional apartment space will add to the existing 274 units to help supply the huge amount of demand for living in proximity to downtown Columbus and all that it offers.

One of the reasons that demand is so high in this neighborhood is that it is so close to Nationwide Arena with events like hockey and national touring concerts. The LC Pavilion is also near here with concerts from big names like Walk The Moon and Fall Out Boy. Also close by are Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers. Grandview Yard itself has a multitude of amenities as well including a brand new Giant Eagle Market District and multiple restaurants to choose from. Just a few blocks away are all of the offerings that Grandview Ave. provides. From Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, to Grandview Cafe, Spagio, Vino Vino and Local Cantina, the street provides foods for every kind of appetite. There are also numerous store fronts including Objects for the Home, Thread, The Oilerie, and the Candle Lab.

Apartments at the Yard has another beautiful building planned so that more residents can call Grandview Yard home. Construction for this building will begin in June, with an anticipated completion in summer 2016.

Read more at the Columbus Dispatch or Columbus Business First

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Grandview Digfest was a huge hit in Grandview Yard

Grandview Digfest is a huge celebration of local craft brewers, craft distilleries, Ohio wines and liquors and the downtown Columbus locals who love them! This year residents at Apartments at the Yard, could look down and enjoy the festivities from their patio balconies. It took place June 13 from 4-10:30pm.

Digfest started in 2011 so this year was their 5th year and it was a huge success story for the Grandview Area Chamber.  This year’s event had a record crowd, topping 5,000 people, an over 40% increase in ticket sales and more vendors than ever.

The main attraction of the event is definitely the Ohio craft beer. Strike that. The main reason that most people drive near downtown Columbus, to Grandview Yard to go to Grandview Digfest is because of the Ohio craft beer. In what was one of the strongest showacases of local craft beer anyone has ever seen, a variety of local Ohio breweries were on hand pouring what seemed like hundreds of different beers. Actually, with each brewery pouring an average of four different beers that works out to be nearly one hundred!

Zauber Brewing Company - Columbus, Ohio    Four String Brewing Company - Columbus, Ohio    Cellar Dweller Craft Beers - Madison, Ohio.    Trevor Williams from Hoof Hearted Brewing Sidepipin' at Digfest 2014.    Sideswipe Brewing - Columbus. Ohio


Some of the Columbus local favorites were Sideswipe Brewing who was pour their summer seasonal Pixelated Sun, a delightfully hoppy rendition of a warm-weather wheat beer, and Four String Brewing who was showing off their Solo Series #7 Saison. Speaking of saison-style craft beer, there is no doubt  that saison is the new style du jour in the craft beer world. Some other great additions were Hofbrauhaus Columbus, who still cling to the German Purity Laws and can only make their beers with 5 ingredients or less! Another crowd favorite was Zauber Brewing Company who also own a storefront in Grandview right on 5th Ave. They have a delightfully lite and tasty Hefeweizen called Vertigo that has a playful banana flavor partnered perfectly with the hoppy richness you’d expect.

Grandview Craft Beer Alliance Special Tapping Digfest 2014 cropped

Despite the rainy weather this event was a massive success. By far, the most popular (and not surprisingly) cask was the Columbus Brewing Company Bodhi imperial IPA infused with pineapple and habanero peppers. The line wound its way through the throngs of thirsty people eagerly awaiting their turn at the tap. If you attended, you were lucky enough to get my hands on a cup and it was mind-blowingly delicious. Slightly sweet with a spicy, warming kick in the finish.

Make sure you put this event on your calendar for next summer!

Arena District Block Party – Taste the District

Yelp and The Arena District are proud to partner with Boulevard Brewing to celebrate downtown Columbus’s favorite neighborhood to eat, drink, play, and stay – The Arena District. Come explore the neighborhood that is right in the heart-of-it all with this self-guided tour that has over a dozen stops filled with food, beer, cocktails, games, and entertainment — all for FREE with your RSVP.

Block Party Stops Include:

Battelle Plaza

  • Stop here first to Check In and get your wristband and Block Party Map!
  • Visit Experience Columbus, who will have refreshing treats and will allow you to win prizes playing putt putt golf!

Three-Legged Mare

  • Listen to live music with TJ Miller.
  • Enjoy Boulevard Brewing’s Tank 7 as well as a selection of appetizers.

Buca di Beppo

  • Play in Kingmakers’ pop-up board game parlour!
  • Enjoy Boulevard Brewing’s Unfiltered Wheat.
  • Nosh on Buca’s tasty snacks.

Gordon Biersch

  • Take a brewery tour to see how the magic happens!
  • Sample GB’s tasty brews.
  • Soak it all up with some delicious snacks.

R Bar Arena

  • Play games with R Bar! (details coming)
  • Enjoy Boulevard Brewing’s GL Radler.
  • Nosh on tasty snacks.

Boston’s Gourmet Pizza

  • Play sports trivia to win awesome gift card prizes!
  • Enjoy Boulevard Brewing’s Heavy Lifting.
  • Eat delicious snacks.

McFerson Commons

  • Near the arch, find a pop-up runway from Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF).
  • Take your official event photos with FMMF.
  • Play with FMMF for a chance to win tickets to the festival later this summer!
  • Jam to the tunes of DJ Donnie Mossman.
  • Visit car2go. (Details coming!)

Dick’s Last Resort

  • Announcing soon!

Studio Movie Grill

  • Watch previews for Magic Mike XXL!
  • Enjoy Boulevard Brewing’s Pop Up Session IPA
  • Eat tasty snacks.


  • Watch salsa dancers or take a lesson!
  • Enjoy Nadaritas
  • Get your noms on with all the tasty Nada snacks.

Big Bang Piano Bar

  • This is the official after-party!
  • No entrance fee if you show your wristband!

The Fast and Dirty Details

Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 6:00-9:00PM; after-party 9:00-until
Check in at Battelle Plaza, 375 N Front Street
Use #YelpBlockParty to find out all the buzz about the event!

The event is open to anyone with a Yelp account. If you have a friend who wants to get in on the festivities, have them sign up for their own account and RSVP on their own.

** ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE 21+! No exceptions.
** RSVP with your REAL name. Darth V is definitely a fun screen name… but unlikely to gain you entry to the event. We will be checking IDs against our guest list for all at the door.
** This is a private event so people will NOT be admitted if they are not on the list.

RSVP Here for this FREE EVENT