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Archive for September, 2017

Don’t Miss the Last Few Weeks of the Farmers Market!

Stop by and get Farmers Market fresh goods!

Last open weeks of the season: October 5, 12, 19 and 26. 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Farmers Market Fall Flavors

We’ve enjoyed seeing some friendly faces around the Plaza the last few months. Vendors from Poohacres Farms, Midway Concessions, Musson Produce, The Fry Pie Lady, Impossible James and Jacquemin Farms have been satisfying our palette Thursdays in the Arena District with  fresh fruit and veggies, caramel apple fry pies, kettle corn, lemonade, jalapeno raspberry jam and more. In addition to yummy treats, make sure to grab some beautiful fresh cut flowers to brighten up your apartment or work cube. We have loved hosting this eclectic mix of products on the plaza!  Make sure you stop by this month if you hadn’t had a chance as we are closing in on the last few weeks of Farmers Market.

Peppers Impossible Jams Flowers




Nation’s premier motorcycle expo is in Columbus this weekend – 20,000 expected

It’s motorcycle weekend in downtown Columbus.

September 23-24 2017

Laura Newpoff

Columbus Business First, Laura Newpoff

The entire powersports industry is in town for nation’s premier trade show that opens to the public at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Honda, Harley-Davidson, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki – all the big boys are there with all their new toys. So, too, are helmet and wheel makers, water sports companies like Sea-Doo, clothing retailers and all kinds of makers of accessories. Really, if it has anything to do with power sports and motorcycles, you’ll find it at this show.

You can find AIMExpo’s website here. The show is presented by Nationwide. Here’s the floorplan of the more than 500 exhibitors.

Check out the slideshow to see photos of the show ahead of its opening to the public.

Experience Columbus tells me 20,000 dealers, consumers and media will fill the convention center this weekend. They’ll also fill 8,500 hotel rooms and generate $3.3 million in direct visitor spending.

AIMExpo is in its fifth year. This is its first trip to Columbus after hosting the event in Orlando. Part of Columbus’ draw is that 41 percent of franchised and independent dealerships in the U.S. are located within a 500-mile radius of the city.

An AIMExpo spokesman told me beyond the proximity to all those dealers, a big draw was that the expo was able to take over the entire Convention Center and be the only show in town. The group also likes being able to walk straight from the show floor to the Arena District and the Short North. So far, they’re impressed with the city and feel a sense of community here.

AIMExpo heads to Las Vegas next year but will be back in Columbus in 2019.

Brian Ross, president and CEO of Experience Columbus, said in an email that getting AIMExpo is a huge win for the city.

“It not only has an immense impact on our local economy, but also shines the spotlight on our city as thousands of industry dealers, media and consumers from around the country visit throughout the four-day event,” he said. “I’m confident they’ll have a tremendous time in our city and hope that we can welcome the trade show back in 2019 and beyond.”


Read the original article and watch the video here

Countdown to Columbus

Nationwide Arena, the site of the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four, will be tipping off the  2017-2018 season on November 12 with the Countdown to Columbus!

Arena District and Grandview Yard residents love sports!

In the Arena District, residents of Arena CrossingFlats on Vine and Flats II can look forward to walking over to catch a Columbus Clippers baseball game in the summer time and skating over to Nationwide Arena to catch a Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey game (which started its pre-season just yesterday) in the fall.

In Grandview Yard, residents from Apartments at the Yard can be found shouting an O-H at popular neighborhood restaurants Hofbrauhaus Columbus, which also offers a free game day shuttle and Eddie George’s Grille 27, which offers a plethora of large flat screen TV’s for perfect viewing.

Our residents are always on the sideline. Now the excitement continues to build as The Ohio State University and the city of Columbus will host the Countdown to Columbus. The event will feature four top 15-ranked programs.

UConn will take on Stanford at 1:30 pm and Ohio State will play Louisville at 4 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. Both games will be televised on the ESPN family of networks.

Tickets to the Countdown to Columbus are on-sale NOW online at, and at both the Nationwide Arena and Schottenstein Center box offices. Click HERE for more info.

Construction Continues at Grandview Yard Development
Construction Continues at Grandview Yard Development
New Nationwide Insurance offices under construction at Grandview Yard

The 125-acre Grandview Yard site has been a construction zone since work first began eight years ago, and the ongoing work continues to fill in the massive redevelopment projects in the suburb of Grandview Heights.

A quick drive through the site reveals progress on all types of new development, ranging from office space for Nationwide Insurance to for-sale homes at Pullman Way to a mid-rise condo building at 828 at the Yard. Other projects currently under construction include the five-story mixed-use Manchester Building and a new Chick Fil-A location facing Third Avenue.

Check out more projects, information and construction photos below.

CLICK HERE for more Columbus development news and updates.

All photos by Walker Evans

Work is wrapping up at The Manchester building on Yard Street.
More new offices for Nationwide Insurance are under construction.
New for-sale homes and townhomes are being built on Pullman Way.
Framing is under way at the new Grandview Yard ChicK-Fil-A location.


Welcoming HALF PINT to the Arena District.

The Half Pint

Another great restaurant/bar residents can walk to….

The Half Pint Now Open

Residents of Arena Crossing are welcoming their new next door neighbor Half Pint to the downtown Columbus location Arena District. The bar/gourmet burger restaurant is beautifully decorated with light wood features, brick and an open view kitchen. Patrons will be overwhelmed – in a good way – by the 60 taps to choose from, the aroma of delicious burgers stacked high, fun decor and flat screen TV’s to watch. If you don’t want to stay for dinner, or sit at the bar –  you can opt to take home your favorite brew in one of their growlers.
Growler Machine Beer Taps

Half Pint opened to the general public today at 3 pm. Take a look inside…

Half Pint Bar

In addition to the 60+ beers to choose from, Half Pint serves up wine and cocktails too. Dine in for lunch or dinner, or check out their amazing brunch menu on Sundays too.

Brunch starts this Sunday 9.10. Check out the full menu here. 

Click here  to view all Arena District restaurants.