Archive for February, 2021
Honoring Black History Month in Columbus
With one more week of Black History Month to celebrate, Experience Columbus detailed some of the many events, exhibitions, discussions and activities you can participate in to honor the observance. Click here to check out the blog and explore their running list of things to do.
Bring History to Life with Grandview History Walks
Grandview Heights is a beloved community in Columbus and you’re invited to explore some of its local legend with the free History Walks app. The self-guided tour shares the history behind old buildings and tells fascinating anecdotes about the people and organizations that once called Grandview Heights home—all while walking in and around the area’s many landmarks. A newly added tour called “To Utopia and Back” features Grandview Yard! Click here to learn more.
Admire the Orchids at Franklin Park Conservatory
Orchids are admired by millions for their colorful and fragrant blooms. Now, you can visit Columbus’ Franklin Park Conservatory to see thousands of these vibrant flowers up close. Witness gorgeous arrangements and take in the senses during this limited-time exhibition, ending March 7. Click here to reserve your tickets.
The Grand Event Center Wins WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award
Each year, WeddingWire couples vote on their favorite wedding venues. Now, the rankings are in, and The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard has won the 2021 Couples’ Choice Award! This dynamic space has been host to wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and celebrations over the years, and will continue to create magical moments for couples throughout Central Ohio.
Watch the Blue Jackets in Action
Don’t miss the Columbus Blue Jackets action during their 20th season on the ice. The 2021 schedule and TV broadcast information can be found HERE. You can still recreate the game-day experience by watching at a neighborhood bar, ordering carryout or delivery from an Arena District restaurant.
Enjoy Open Skate at OhioHealth Ice Haus
Looking for a fun winter activity to do indoors? Grab some friends and take part in open skating at the OhioHealth Ice Haus. Open seven days a week during select times, the ice rinks are freshly zamboni’d and ready for action. Due to COVID, advance tickets must be purchased—click here to learn more.
Lease Amenity-Filled, Move-In Ready Apartments for Spring & Summer
Are you looking to make a move in the spring or summertime? Don’t wait to start your search, reserve your next apartment home now. Check out what makes Columbus Downtown Apartments in the Arena District and Grandview Yard your top choice for summer fun. From the rooftop pool at Arena Crossing to the Yard Club amenities building in Grandview Yard, you’re sure to make a splash in 2021! Plus, as a resident of these neighborhoods, you can take advantage of the Resident VIP program, show your resident black card and receive exclusive discounts and offerings from nearly 30 restaurants, and service providers.
Explore the amenities of available apartments in downtown Columbus—click here to see Arena Crossing Apartments amenities, click here to check out Apartments at the Yard amenities, and click here to view Flats on Vine and Flats II amenities.
Food & Drink
Can’t Stand the Cold? Zoup! & Panera Bread to the Rescue
Winter is soup season in Columbus, and for good reason—there’s no better way to beat the cold than a hot, hearty and flavorful cup of bouillon. Two nearby soup spots provide the warm deliciousness you’re looking for, Zoup! In the Arena District and Panera Bread in Grandview Yard.
Get Lent Specials at Buca di Beppo
If you recognize the season of Lent, Buca di Beppo Arena District is the place to go for fantastic specials. Choose from rich, buttery linguine & clams, or fresh lemon shrimp scampi. Visit their website to place your order now for to-go, dine-in or delivery.
Resident VIP Highlight | Giant Eagle Market District Curbside Express
Did you know that as a resident of a downtown Columbus apartment, you’re entitled to a discount code offering FREE curbside express pickup on orders of $75 or more? Never wait in a checkout line again—simply order online, drive to the curbside express area and get your groceries delivered to your car without lifting a finger. Refer to your VIP program overview or ask your leasing office for your discount code.
Health & Fitness
Stay Fit at Arena District Athletic Club & Club Pilates
Stay in shape amidst the frigid weather with a membership to a nearby fitness studio! Both the Arena District Athletic Club and Grandview Yard’s Club Pilates offer custom membership options to fit your needs. Offering a spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment, both venues offer the perfect place to get your heart rate up while staying safe this winter.
Valentine’s Day in Columbus
Valentine’s Day Experiences
With Valentine’s Day coming up, there are several romantic (and socially-distant) experiences for couples to enjoy in Columbus. If you’re still thinking of ways to impress your Valentine this year, here are a few local gift options:
- Take a helicopter tour of Columbus
- Create a custom scent at The Candle Lab
- Book a romantic staycation at the Hyatt Regency Columbus
- Hotel features renovated guest rooms and proximity to restaurants and bars, North Market, and the Scioto Mile
Valentine’s Day Sweets + Eats
Don’t wait until the last minute to make your Valentine’s Day plans! Whether you’re treating your partner, friends or yourself, here is a list of eateries offering savory specials for the holiday everyone will love.
- Winans Chocolates + Coffee + Wines
- You can pre-order Winans chocolate-covered strawberries through February 7, Valentine’s Day drinks are also available, and of course they have plenty of chocolate, wine, and gifts for your Valentine!
- Brekkie Shack
- Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday, which is every brunch lover’s dream! Treat your valentine to something savory and sweet at Brekkie Shack.
- Ted’s Montana Grill
- Ted’s will be celebrating Valentine’s Day weekend with extended hours of operation and special Chef’s Features. Don’t want to dine out? The Arena District restaurant will feature a Valentine’s Day Butcher Box available for purchase here.
- Rodizio Grill
- Rodizio’s limited number of Valentine’s Day tables are filling up fast. Don’t wait until the last minute. Reserve your table today for a fine, romantic Brazilian-style dinner.
- Hofbrauhaus Columbus
Why do residents Love living in Columbus?
Well for starters, when you live in the Arena District and Grandview Yard, you are granted special access to a Resident VIP Program. Upon move-in, residents receive a VIP card which unlocks access to nearly 30 VIP offerings and discounts.
Adding to the excitement, Fried Chicka Bang is now offering Arena District and Grandview Yard residents 10% off their order Wednesday through Sunday. Hofbrauhaus Columbus is also offering a VIP resident night—with the first one starting February 18—featuring $10 off of $30 when you show your VIP card.
Decorate Your Apartment for Valentine’s Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by decorating your apartment in lovey-dovey fashion! Surprise your partner by making a heart out of red & white balloons (or anything really), incorporate plants and flowers throughout the home or make a Valentine gallery wall! Click here to read more ways to decorate your apartment for Valentine’s Day.
Food & Drink
Make Boston’s Your Game Day Destination
If you need a place to watch the big game with friends, look no further than Boston’s in the Arena District. This neighborhood sports bar is known for their delicious pizza, a full bar, friendly staff, and of course plenty of TV’s to catch the action live.
Ted’s Montana Grill Now on DoorDash!
Wishing you could enjoy a fresh and juicy bison burger from the comfort of your couch? Ted’s Montana Grill is now officially on DoorDash! Get ultra-tasty, one-of-a-kind meals delivered straight from this popular Arena District restaurant, right to your door. Click HERE to order now.
Let’s Go Blue Jackets!
Don’t miss the Columbus Blue Jackets action during their 20th season on the ice. The 2021 schedule and TV broadcast information can be found HERE. While Nationwide Arena remains closed to spectators during the game, you can still recreate the game-day experience by watching at a neighborhood bar, ordering carryout or delivery from an Arena District restaurant.
Columbus Crew SC
The very first seats were just installed in the Columbus Crew SC’s new Downtown Stadium! There may be snow on the ground now, but it will be worth the wait to experience a Crew game in the Arena District, a premiere sports entertainment destination. Visit CrewStadium.com for the latest stadium updates, renderings, Crew SC news, and a construction cam.