Archive for January, 2021
Blue Jackets Hockey is Back!
The Columbus Blue Jackets’ 20th season on ice is here! The team is playing in the realigned Central Division this season. Check out this video from the team’s home opener to get pumped up for the season ahead! The 2021 schedule and TV broadcast information can be found HERE.
The Jackets will be playing a ton these next couple of weeks, and while Nationwide Arena remains closed to spectators during the game, you can still recreate the game-day experience by ordering carryout or home delivery from an Arena District restaurant. And if you’re looking for ways to get active this winter, there’s still time to join the CBJ Virtual 20K (ends January 30).
Illuminate Your Apartment with the 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year
The 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year are Ultimate Gray + Illuminating, and there is no shortage of ways to incorporate these uplifting shades into your Columbus apartment. Since these design trends come and go, it’s sometimes best to make small updates such as swapping out area rugs, pillows, throw blankets, wall art and other furnishings for their color-appropriate counterparts. The neutrality of Ultimate Gray makes it perfect for the kitchen and bathroom, as it can be paired with dozens of other hues.
Virtually Tour the Latest Units in Apartments at the Yard
The newest buildings to the Apartments at the Yard collection Kipton and Dorchester are available, but units are going fast! Take a virtual tour of each building to determine which layout is right for you. Discover your best move by clicking below and touring virtually on YouTube. The leasing team may also be contacted for an in-person tour or a live, virtually guided tour.
Food & Drink
Restaurant Week Columbus
It’s time again to partake in a favorite Columbus tradition, Restaurant Week! Eat well and support local restaurants during Restaurant Week from January 25 – 30. Here’s what on the menu from participating Arena District and Grandview Yard neighborhood restaurants:
- Buca di Beppo: $40 for two | $20 for one, available for dine-in and carryout
- Hofbrauhaus Columbus: $20 per diner, dine-in only
- Rodizio Grill: $30 per diner, dine-in only
Get Your Coffee Fix in Grandview Yard & Arena District
Nothing beats the winter blues better than a tasty cup of coffee, and there are multiple spots to get your caffeine fix within Grandview Yard and the Arena District. Here are just a few great coffee shops to choose from:
- Brekkie Shack
- Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wines
- Panera Bread
- Starbucks (Giant Eagle Market District)
- Sunny Street Café
- Starbucks (Nationwide Arena)
- Tim Hortons (Huntington Park)
Make Hofbrauhaus Columbus Your Game-Day Destination
Did you know Hofbrauhaus Columbus is one of the best places in Columbus to watch live sports? From NFL to NHL, you’ll have access to every game on dozens of HDTVs. Don’t miss out on game-day specials and the upcoming February bier of the month, Doppel Bock.
Health & Wellness
Move Your Winter Workout Indoors
With chilly temperatures and New Year resolutions on the mind, the Arena District Athletic Club is a great option for moving your workout indoors. Exceed your 2021 fitness goals with the help of ADAC’s variety of cardio machines, weight equipment, and experienced personal trainers. Consider trialing the Arena District Athletic Club today—Arena District residents are encouraged to check Active Building for a special offer!
Vote The Grand Event Center for 2021 Best of Columbus Weddings
The Grand Event Center in Grandview Yard has been nominated as one of the ‘2021 Best of Columbus Weddings’ venues! This dynamic space has been host to wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and celebrations over the years—creating truly magical moments for couples throughout Central Ohio. Take part in the annual readers’ poll on SurveyMonkey and vote for The Grand by February 7.
Donate Blood with the Columbus Clippers
The Columbus Clippers are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host another blood drive at Huntington Park! On Thursday, January 28, Huntington Park will open its gates to donors from 10 AM – 4 PM.
Visit the Red Cross website and use the sponsor code “clippers” to register!
Blue Jackets Hockey is Back!
The Columbus Blue Jackets’ 20th season on the ice is just around the corner! Get ready to cheer on your NHL home team starting Monday, January 14. The 2020-21 schedule can be found HERE.
You can recreate the game day experience at home by ordering carryout or delivery from a restaurant in the Arena District! And if you need an excuse to get active this winter, the CBJ Virtual 20K starts January 11.
Experience Columbus Releases “Best Columbus Moments of 2020”
Throughout 2020, there were plenty of bright spots for the city of Columbus—and its residents—that helped bring some positivity to abnormal times. Experience Columbus detailed the top five moments in a new article. The top highlight? Columbus Crew’s rally to win the MLS Championship in December. The new Crew Stadium is slated to be completed in 2021, adding another exciting element to the Arena District.
Cbus sports is on a roll, and the excitement for Crew, Clippers and Blue Jackets fans will continue into 2021. Square in the middle of it all are residents of Arena District apartments—who enjoy walkability to all three stadiums, access to tons of nearby gameday hotspots and, best of all, the pulsating energy that fills the district following a big win.
What’s Your Apartment’s Walkability Score?
Location is Everything! When considering the location of your next apartment home, consider researching the neighborhood’s walkability score. Neighborhoods are typically seen as having good walkability if they score 70 or above.
Based on walkscore.com, The Arena District walk score is 79—‘very walkable’—and has a bike score of 88—‘very bikeable’. With proximity to three major sports destinations and dozens of restaurants, bars, parks, and bike trails, it’s easy to see why apartments in the Arena District are a smart and exciting choice for active downtown Columbus residents.
Food & Drink
Fried Chicka Bang Now Open in the Arena District
A BRAND NEW fried chicken sandwich pop-up restaurant is now officially open in the Arena District—Fried Chicka Bang, located within Sunny Street Café! Dive in to their delicious, high-quality chicken and salads by making an order online. Delivery is the primary ordering service but a patio pickup window carryout is also available. Click here to view the menu.
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 4:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: 277 W Nationwide Blvd. (within Sunny Street Café)
Celebrate Family Night at Hofbrauhaus Columbus
Celebrate Family Night on the second Tuesday of every month at Hofbrauhaus Columbus! Kids eat free for every adult entree purchased! Visit the Haus’ Facebook page to learn more about this monthly, kid-friendly promotion.
Enjoy Happy Hour Every Wednesday & Thursday at Whistle & Keg
If you’ve been searching for the perfect happy hour, Whistle & Keg is ringing in 2021 with not one, but two hop-filled weekdays to imbibe. Try the Arena District taproom’s full selection of craft brews while watching an upcoming Blue Jackets game!
Wednesday: ½ off odd-numbered taps from 4-7 PM
Thursday: ½ off even-numbered taps from 4-7 PM
Health & Wellness
Ways to Stay Healthy in 2021
With the start of a new year, you may have new medical benefits to utilize. Ensure you’re in tip-top shape and explore some of the top in-network medical professionals and providers in Columbus:
Women’s Health and Wellness