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Up Front in Cbus | January 22 – February 4

Sports

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).

 

Columbus Living

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

Up Front in Cbus | January 22 - February 4

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. 

Virtually tour Kipton.

Virtually tour Dorchester

Contact Leasing

 

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:

 

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:

Grandview Yard

Arena District

 

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! 

 

Community

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

Up Front in Cbus | January 22 - February 4

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!

 


Up Front in Cbus | January 8-21

Sports

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.

 

Columbus Living

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

Up Front in Cbus | January 8-21

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:

Dental:

Vision

Women’s Health and Wellness

Hearing


Up Front in Cbus | December 18-24

Columbus Community

Congratulations to the Columbus Crew SC

We are proud to celebrate the Columbus Crew SC becoming MLS Cup Champions! A championship is always a special moment, but after facing challenges like relocating and taking on new ownership, this is more than just a victory. Congratulations Columbus Crew SC! Can’t wait until next season? Watch the new stadium progress on this live Downtown Construction Camera.

 

Celebrate Holidays in Cbus

This year the holiday season is unlike any other, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of ways to celebrate safely in Cbus! If you’re looking for a fun experience, visit the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for Holiday Blooms, and enjoy hundreds of colorful, unique poinsettias—or take advantage of social distanced options such as drive-in activities at the South Drive-In or Community Drive-In. Experience Columbus has a great compilation of things to do to keep your season merry throughout the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods.

 

Neighborhood Dining & Beauty Services

There’s nothing like a fantastic meal during the holidays – whether it’s at a restaurant or within the comforts of your own home. And if you’re doing the cooking, why not pair your traditional homemade dishes with a carryout cocktail or growler from a neighborhood restaurant or bar?

 

Breakfast & Brunch:

Brekkie Shack | Order Christmas morning breakfast! Preorder for pickup Dec. 23 or 24: HERE

Sunny Street Cafe | A bright spot for a hearty breakfast, try Sunny Street’s winter pancake specials: Wildberry Crumble and Cinnamon Roll.

 

Lunch & Dinner:

Buca di Beppo | Spending the holidays together, virtually? Buca makes it easy to get into the holiday spirit with catering options available for pickup, curbside or delivery.

Hofbräuhaus Columbus | Pilsner Bier is the December Brewer’s Choice! Golden, clean and crisp but with a bit more hops, this Pilsner is refreshing to the max. Or if you’re looking to bring in the holiday season, check out their festive Christmas Lager, it’s sure to spread holiday cheer. If you’re anticipating a family get-together, grab a Family Meal to-go.

Nada | Escape the cold with Modern Mexican for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Nada has dine-in and curbside carryout service options.

 

 

GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

In the spirit of the season, the Arena District and Grandview Yard neighborhoods are running a giveaway for restaurant gift cards! Now through January 4, 2021, share a photo of your meal (carryout or dine-in) on social media by tagging @arenadistrict or @grandviewyard—depending on the location—for a chance to win a generously sized gift card to an Arena District or Grandview Yard restaurant of your choice.

You’ll get a double entry if you incorporate festive attire or decorations in the photo, like a Santa hat, light-up necklace or ugly holiday sweater!

Up Front in Cbus | December 18-24

 

Book Winter Services at MY SALON Suite

It’s important to find a way to lift your spirits and treat yourself to some self-care this winter! MY SALON Suite in Grandview Yard is your one-stop-shop for beauty services—with talented professionals available specializing in haircare, skincare, nails, and airbrush tanning. Find a local professional and get yourself looking fresh for winter. Once you make an appointment, stop inside a nearby restaurant before or after—brunch, coffee and wine are just steps away!

 

 

Columbus Living

Kick-it in the Arena District

Life is a home run when you live in the city’s premier sports destination. With a new, walkable Columbus Crew stadium coming 2021, our new normal looks pretty sweet in the Arena District!

 

Virtually Tour Apartments Over the Holidays

There’s no place like home for the holidays, but if you are in search of a new and exciting home to kick off your new year, there are virtual tour options available. Check out the Apartments at the Yard and Arena District Living YouTube channels to explore your options, stay warm and save energy during this busy time of year.

 

Health & Fitness

Join ADAC and Save!

The Arena District Athletic Club offers custom membership options to fit your needs. Offering a spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment, ADAC offers the perfect location to get your heart rate up while staying active this winter. And for a special holiday promotion, new members can join now for six months and get a 7th month free: JOIN.

 

Virtual CBJ 20K

Don’t forget, registration for the Columbus Blue Jackets OhioHealth CBJ 20K is open! The Virtual 20K, in recognition of the upcoming 20th NHL season, welcomes all runners and walkers. The rules are simple—just run or walk 20 kilometers (approx. 12.4 miles) anywhere, anytime, between January 11-30, 2021.

Register by December 28, and CBJ will mail you your race bib, event shirt and finisher’s medal before the event! Sign up for this virtual race event taking place in January at CBJ20K.com.


Up Front in Cbus | December 4-10

Columbus Community

Celebrate Holidays in Cbus

This is a holiday season unlike any other, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of ways to celebrate safely in Cbus. Experience Columbus has a great compilation of things to do to keep your mood and season merry throughout the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, Columbus Gives Back is offering several volunteer opportunities for young professionals to participate in, ensuring a happy holiday season for all of Cbus.

 

Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs

When buying gifts this holiday season, don’t forget about the dogs! Whether it’s your own pet or a friend or family members, furry friends deserve presents too. To find a list of the top items to get their tail wagging, check out great gift ideas from BarkEats—a Columbus-based dog-food delivery company and the maker of BarkBox.

If you are searching for a new downtown Columbus apartment home over the holidays and need to ensure it is pet-friendly, check out Apartments at the Yard, Flats on Vine and Flats II properties which allow both cats and dogs.

 

Enjoy Virtual Holiday Performances

Although live performances have been postponed this season, you can still treat yourself to a delightful experience with virtual holiday performances in Columbus! Purchase tickets online and enjoy everything these performances have to offer right from the comfort of your home. Watch a collection of eight short plays during Madlab Presents: A Very Covid Christmas—or reminisce with Charles Dickens during the timeless classic A Columbus Christmas Carol. Performances run through December 27, so pick your favorite story, sit down with a tasty snack and make this a season to remember.

 

Grandview Heights-OPOLY is Happening Now

Grandview Heights is hosting Grandview Heights-OPOLY, a fun spin on Monopoly, to support the community this holiday season. Anyone can play, and many Grandview Yard businesses are joining in on the fun. Collect all of the properties for a chance to win gift baskets just in time for the holidays! Prizes range from $25 gift baskets to $150 value baskets. Don’t wait too long to start —the game runs through December 14.

Click here to register. And make sure to keep your eye out for the Shop Local – Dine Local logo as you support local businesses throughout Grandview Heights.

 

Food & Drink

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Are you more of a Christmas ale or a holly jolly cocktail fan? Luckily, there are a ton of festive brews to try this time of year! Arena District bars and restaurants have local brews and creative cocktails to fit your fancy. Residents are lucky to have so many options nearby—neighborhood happy hour or weekend brunch is just a few steps away!

  • See what’s on tap at Whistle & Keg.
  • Hofbrauhaus just tapped their festive Christmas Lager: Weihnachtsbier. A flavorful malty, amber lager with a nice hop “spiciness” in the finish.
  • Warm up with a seasonal coffee or latte from Winans (Grandview Yard), Brekkie Shack (Grandview Yard) or Sunny Street Café (Arena District).

Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants are open for dine-in, carryout and delivery service. If you’re planning to dine at a restaurant, don’t forget your mask, and call ahead to confirm holiday hours and availability where seating may be limited.

 

Health & Fitness

Stay Fit this Season 

2020 is coming to an end, which means it’s time to escape the cold weather and bring your workout indoors! By joining the Arena District Athletic Club, located in the heart of the Arena District, you can have access to private training sessions and a variety of amenities, all while staying warm indoors. Hours of operation vary, but with the spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment ADAC has to offer, you’ll enjoy exercising all season long. Join now and discover new ways to keep your heart rate up this winter.

Residents of the Arena District receive a special 6-month membership offer with VIP rewards perks. If you are a resident, contact leasing for your promo code and receive a 6-month membership at $68/month.

 

Virtual Races in Cbus this Month

Don’t forget, the Columbus Crew SC Virtual 4 Miler is taking place this weekend, December 4-6. Additionally, registration for the Columbus Blue Jackets OhioHealth CBJ 20K is now open! The Virtual 20K, in recognition of the upcoming 20th NHL season, welcomes all runners and walkers. The rules are simple—just run or walk 20 kilometers (approx. 12.4 miles) anywhere, anytime, between January 11-30, 2021.

Register by December 28, and CBJ will mail you your race bib, event shirt and finisher’s medal before the event! Sign up for this virtual race event taking place in January at CBJ20K.com.

 

Columbus Living

Up Front in Cbus | December 4-10

Apartment Decorating for the Winter Holidays

It’s that time of the year! Time to pull out your holiday decorations and add some sparkle to your Columbus apartment. To help you enhance your decorating skills, here are some winter tips to make your apartment’s holiday transition easier this year.

  • Hang a festive wreath on your front door – for a fulfilled activity, make your own
  • Light a holiday candle – checkout the newest holiday scents from Candle Lab
  • Brighten up dull furniture with holiday-themed throw pillows
  • Place your indoor holiday tree in front of a window for neighborly visibility
  • Add some live greenery to your balcony space like a small pine tree – available at Giant Eagle Market District Grandview Yard
  • Make a winter centerpiece using natural elements like pinecones and greenery

 


Up Front in Cbus | November 20-26

Food & Drink

Take a Break from Cooking this Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is shaping up to look a lot different for many this year—so why not let someone else do the cooking? While the holiday may not be what you’d traditionally expect, you can still celebrate safely with your household and support neighborhood eateries by enjoying a delicious prepared meal from the comfort of your home! Whether you’re near the Arena District or Grandview Yard, there is a dish for everyone. Restaurants can accommodate your dining service preference, whether it’s dine-in, carryout, or delivery.

Note: If you’re planning to dine at a restaurant, don’t forget your mask! You may also want to call ahead to confirm holiday hours and availability where seating may be limited with socially distanced tables.

 

Columbus Community

Up Front in Cbus | November 20-26

Play Along with Grandview Heights-OPOLY

Grandview Heights is hosting Grandview Heights-OPOLY, a fun spin on Monopoly, to support the community this holiday season. Anyone can play, and many Grandview Yard businesses are joining in on the fun. Collect all of the properties for a chance to win gift baskets just in time for the holidays!

Prizes range from $25 gift baskets to $150 value baskets. Get ready to play—the game runs from November 27-December 14. Click here to register. And make sure to keep your eye out for the Shop Local – Dine Local logo as you support local businesses throughout Grandview Heights.

 

Rock Out for the Holidays

Enjoy a Live Performance from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

For many, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra music is a holiday tradition. While the annual concert event is typically held at Nationwide Arena, this year the rock band will live-stream their show, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories”, on Friday, December 18, at 8 p.m. The broadcast will include an electrifying 90-minute performance featuring the story and music that started it all.

Order your live-stream tickets now and place a carryout order from a neighborhood restaurant to enjoy during the show.

 

Health & Fitness

Find a Way to Stay Active this Season

Although the weather is becoming increasingly cold, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active! By joining the Arena District Athletic Club or Grandview Yard’s Club Pilates, you gain access to private training sessions and a variety of member amenities, all while staying warm and socially distanced. Both locations offer a spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment that you can enjoy throughout the season.

Join ADAC or Club Pilates now and discover new ways to keep your heart rate up this winter. Both are participants in the Resident VIP program!

 

Participate in Virtual Races in Cbus this Month

Virtual races are a great outdoor activity, plus they help to support local initiatives. Some upcoming races include the Columbus Clippers Virtual 4 Miler, taking place November 20-22, and the Columbus Crew SC Virtual 4 Miler, taking place December 4-6. Less than 100 spots remain for the Virtual Columbus Crew SC 4 Miler, so register before it’s too late!

Additionally, registration is now open for the Columbus Blue Jackets CBJ Virtual 20K,  in recognition of their upcoming 20th NHL season! Register for the January virtual race event at CBJ20K.com.

 

Lifestyle

Self-Care at MY SALON Suite

If you’re looking for a private atmosphere to be pampered in during the holiday season, MY SALON Suite at Grandview Yard is the perfect destination! Featuring nail services, massages, spray tans, facials, haircuts, injectables, laser treatments and more, MY SALON has anything and everything you need to look and feel your best. Find a salon professional and book your appointment online here.

 

Columbus Living

Up Front in Cbus | November 20-26

Make the Most of Your Apartments Office Space

Nowadays, home isn’t just a place to lie your head at the end of the day—for many, it’s also become a temporary extension of your office. Turning your apartment into a functional office space can be difficult; that’s why Columbus Downtown Apartments developed this blog outlining how to make the most of your apartment office space.

For example, if your space is starting to feel cramped, try seeking out apartments that offer floor plans with extra space, such as a one-bedroom with a den, as featured in Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard.

Investing in the right desk, chair, shelves and storage should complement your furniture and décor. It’s important to have the necessary accessories to complete your space. If you currently have a roommate or partner, consider two- or three-bedroom floor plans—for the newest apartments in booming Grandview Heights, check out the Junction and Kipton buildings now.


Up Front in Cbus | November 13-19

Columbus Community

Play Along with Grandview Heights-OPOLY

Grandview Heights is hosting Grandview Heights-OPOLY, a fun spin on Monopoly, to support the community this holiday season. Anyone can play, and local Grandview Yard businesses are participating. Collect all of the properties for a chance to win gift baskets just in time for the holidays! Prizes range from $25 gift baskets to $150 value baskets. Get ready to play—the game runs from November 27-December 14. Click here to register and preview the game board here.

Kickstart the Holidays in Cbus

The best way to celebrate the holidays is with Columbus events! Including incredible light displays, family-friendly activities and holiday shows, there is something for everyone throughout the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. Try visiting Conservatory Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and check out the stunning holiday display, or join Columbus City Adventures on a two-hour holiday lights tour to view the city’s sparkling lights and countless decorations.

If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, Columbus Gives Back is offering several volunteer opportunities for young professionals to participate in, ensuring a happy holiday season for all of Cbus.

 

Food & Drink

Dine Safe Across Ohio this Week

Dine Safe Across Ohio Week: The Ohio Restaurant Association is encouraging customers to safely dine-in or order carry out this week from Nov. 16 – 20 to support local restauranteurs. Your neighborhood Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants are open for dine-in, carryout, and delivery service. A few are even rolling out new menu items for Dine Safe Across Ohio Week!

Note: If you’re planning to dine at a restaurant, don’t forget your mask! You may also want to call ahead to confirm hours and availability where seating may be limited with socially distanced tables.

Fill Your Mexican Cravings at Nada

From guac and salsa to margs and tacos, Nada is the Arena District’s best restaurant for Modern Mexican. Fuel up for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch this week. In honor of Dine Safe Across Ohio Week, Nada is debuting a new menu item, Crispy Brussel Sprouts! Try this tasty dish and more for your next meal.

Holiday Sweet & Treats from Winans Grandview

Holiday gift sets from Winans Grandview are now available in store! Choose from a delicious selection of seasonal coffee and chocolate gift options and give your friends, family, or associates something sweet this holiday season. Order in-store, online or by phone.

 

Health & Fitness

Finish 2020 Strong with the Arena District Athletic Club

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and that means 2021 is right around the corner. Why not get a head start on those New Year’s fitness resolutions by joining the Arena District Athletic Club? With private training sessions and variety of amenities for its members, the ADAC offers a spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment conveniently located in the heart of the Arena District. Join now and feel better about munching on those inevitable holiday desserts.

Residents of the Arena District receive a special 6-month membership offer with VIP rewards perks. If you are a resident, contact leasing for your promo code and receive a 6-month membership at $68/month.

Participate in Virtual Races in Cbus this Month

Virtual races are a great way to stay active, get competitive and support local initiatives. Some upcoming races include the Columbus Clippers Virtual 4 Miler, taking place November 20-22, and the Columbus Crew SC Virtual 4 Miler, taking place December 4-6. The Columbus Blue Jackets just announced the CBJ Virtual 20K in recognition of the upcoming 20th NHL season! Register for the January virtual race event at CBJ20K.com.

 

Columbus Living

Make the Most of Your Apartments Office Space

Nowadays, home isn’t just a place to lie your head at the end of the day—for many, it’s also become a temporary extension of your office. Turning your apartment into a functional office space can be difficult; that’s why Columbus Downtown Apartments developed this blog outlining how to make the most of your apartment office space. For example, if your space is starting to feel cramped, try seeking out apartments that offer floor plans with extra space, such as a one-bedroom with a den, as featured in Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard.

Investing in the right desk, chair, shelves and storage should complement your furniture and décor. It’s important to have the necessary accessories to complete your space. If you currently have a roommate or partner, consider two- or three-bedroom floor plans—for the newest apartments in booming Grandview Heights, check out the Junction and Kipton buildings now.


Up Front in Cbus | November 6-12

Columbus Living

Grandview Yard Living

Looking for a neighborhood that’s safe, established and stands out as truly unique? Grandview Yard offers a quick 10-minute commute to the nightlife and energy of downtown Columbus while far enough to maintain a suburban flair including green space and pet walking stations, locally owned restaurants, walkable grocery, and so much more. A perfect lifestyle mix paired with luxury urban apartments—all in one the of the area’s top municipalities.

For ultra-modern apartments featuring stand out finishes such as granite countertops, trendy black trim, cabinets and doors and first floor retail including local service providers and brunch concept, check out the Manchester. The Brooks building includes a distinctive courtyard entrance, city view options and a 128-space underground parking structure. Dorchester East and Junction offers stand out options including walk-ups and 3-bedroom floor plans. Take a virtual tour of all apartment options on Apartments at the Yard’s YouTube channel.

Arena District Living

Looking to be surrounded by excitement? The Arena District may be perfect for you! Not only are there a variety of living options to choose from, but the modern finishes, walkable parks and sports destinations, bars and restaurants and other top-notch amenities make every day feel ripe with new possibilities. Living here, you’re literally in the heart of the city—what more could you ask for in an apartment community? Check out the available units in Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine or Flats II—or, take a virtual tour of each space on the Arena District Living YouTube channel.

 

Food & Drink

Up Front in Cbus | November 6-12

Pre-Order Your Thanksgiving Meal at Buca Di Beppo

Cooking a full Thanksgiving meal can be a hassle, so why not just pick something up? At Buca Di Beppo, you can indulge in a Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings—including sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie! Available hot or cold, in a half- or whole-sized pan, for pickup or delivery—pre-order today and enjoy your Thanksgiving with Buca between November 16-26.

Book an Event at The Grand Event Center

The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard is booking and planning events! Whether you’re looking for a venue to host a social event, rehearsal dinner, wedding celebration or holiday dinner, The Grand offers desired amenities, functionality and modern style in one of Columbus’ most vibrant areas, Grandview Heights.

The Grand’s expert planning team can help coordinate everything with you—from meeting arrangements, overnight accommodations, on-site dining and menus—to ensure you have a seamless and successful experience. Plus, their wedding packages and chef-inspired menus will leave your guests in awe long after the experience ends. Get in contact with The Grand today.

 

Health & Fitness

Register for the Virtual Columbus Clippers 4 Miler

There’s still time to register before hitting the pavement! The Columbus Clippers are challenging walkers and runners to a Virtual 4 Miler. Open to anyone and everyone, the rules are simple and easy—just run or walk four miles any time between November 20-22.

Donate Blood for the 2020 Blood Battle

Held every fall, The Blood Battle is an annual competition between The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. It takes place between students from each university and determines who can collect the most blood to impact patient lives in the community. There are two upcoming blood drive locations within Grandview Yard you can participate in—one on Saturday, November 7 at Hofbräuhaus Columbus, and another from November 13-14 at Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU. No, you don’t have to be a Buckeye fan to donate.

Participate in the Blue Jackets Blood Drive

If you can’t make it to the Blood Battle, there’s another way to support the Columbus community. On Wednesday, November 18, the Columbus Blue Jackets are partnering with the American Red Cross Central Ohio Region for a fall blood drive! Hosted at the Front Street entrance of Nationwide Arena, donations will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who give blood will receive a pack of CBJ trading cards and be entered to win a photo autographed by a CBJ player. Register here and use the sponsor code “stinger” to sign up today.


Up Front in Cbus | October 28 – November 5

Nationwide Arena Celebrates 20 Years

Nationwide Arena Milestones

This month marks the 20th Anniversary of the opening of Nationwide Arena and the very first Columbus Blue Jackets regular-season home game! Check out the interactive Arena District timeline dedicated to the Arena and Blue Jackets’ 20th season in the National Hockey League. Look back at 20 years of Milestone Moments, click through Arena construction photos and videos, and see fans’ favorite memories at the arena tagged with #MyArenaMemory.

The Columbus Blue Jackets designed a special 20th season logo to celebrate the franchise’s 20th season in the National Hockey League! If you’re as excited as us about the Blue Jackets 20th season, check out the Blue Jackets fan page and take the “You Don’t Know Jack(ets)” quiz for a chance to win a CBJ 20th Anniversary prize pack.

#MyArenaMemory

What are YOUR favorite arena moments? Did you attend a Blue Jackets season opener? Or maybe you caught a guitar pick from a concert at Nationwide Arena? Don’t forget to share your photos on social media by using the hashtag #MyArenaMemory and tagging @ArenaDistrict on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. Each week the Arena District shares archived photos, milestone moments, and special events that have occurred over the course of 20 years.

Up Front in Cbus | October 28 - November 5

Zoup! and Buca 20th Anniversary Deals

Don’t forget to stop by Zoup! or Buca Di Beppo and take advantage of their 20th Anniversary specials. Through October 31, you can enjoy 20% off classic Italian cuisine at Buca di Beppo or order online at Zoup.com and enter coupon code ARENA20 during checkout to receive 20% off any delivery, store pickup or curbside order.

 

Columbus Living

Take a Virtual Apartment Tour of The Kipton

There are new apartments in booming Grandview Heights now accepting applications! The Kipton is the latest phase at Apartments at the Yard—an award-winning community rated best apartment complex by 614 ColumBest for the past three years. The Kipton buildings are comprised of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom flats of various sizes, each one including an ultra-modern interior. The décor alone will draw you in and leave you wanting more—take a virtual tour today and see all that The Kipton has to offer.

Pet-Friendly Apartments Just in Time for Halloween

Are you looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Columbus? Columbus Downtown Apartments—including Apartments at the Yard, Flats on Vine and Flats II allow cats and dogs, and Arena Crossing welcomes feline friends!

In celebration of Howl-o-ween, Apartments at the Yard and Arena District Living are hosting a virtual Howl-o-ween pet costume contest for residents—visit their Facebook pages to join the fun and vote for your favorite boo-ti-ful pet!

 

Food & Drink

Brekkie Shack Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary

Celebrate Brekkie Shack’s 2-year anniversary in Grandview Yard! This Saturday, October 31 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Rosie the Flower Truck will be parked in front of Brekkie Shack or until she sells out. Stop by for a Brekkie bouquet and enjoy birthday doughnuts with any purchase—as well as sweatshirts and other giveaways throughout the day!

Up Front in Cbus | October 28 - November 5

Hofbräuhaus Columbus’ 6 Year Anniversary

Prost to 6 years in Columbus! On Thursday, November 5 head to Hofbräuhaus for a celebratory 6th Anniversary Keg Tapping of the seasonal ‘Dunkel Weizen’ and food and drink specials from 6-9pm.

Get a Taste of the Season at an Arena District or Grandview Yard Restaurant

With so many dining options to choose from in the Arena District and Grandview Yard, deciding where to eat can be difficult. If you’re looking for a delicious, festive way to celebrate the season, here are some recommendations that may be of interest.

You can stay warm this fall with loaded queso or fire-roasted salsa from Nada, or devour fall favorites at Winans—including house-made chocolates, seasonal wine and coffee drinks and, of course, Buckeyes! Sunny Street Café has announced the release of its mouthwatering pumpkin spice pancakes and Hofbrauhaus Columbus is serving up haus-brewed Hofbrau’s Pumpkin Dunkel and Festbier Amber Lager. And with sports on tap, you can also visit Whistle & Keg for 50% off ALL taps during every NFL Sunday Funday.

 

Health & Fitness

Arena District Athletic Club Now Accepting New Members

Looking for a way to stay active with cold weather approaching? The Arena District Athletic Club is now accepting new members. Along with its private training sessions covering a wide variety of fitness disciplines, the ADAC offers members a spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment conveniently located in the heart of the Arena District. There’s no better time to join, with special month-to-month membership options and a variety of amenities for members.

 

Team Up with Columbus Sports

Up Front in Cbus | October 28 - November 5

Register for the Virtual Columbus Clippers 4 Miler

Looking for an excuse to get active? The Columbus Clippers are challenging walkers and runners to a Virtual 4 Miler. The rules are simple and easy—just run or walk four miles any time between November 20-22. The 2020 Virtual Columbus Clippers 4 Miler is limited to the first 1,000 runners & walkers, so register now!

 

Participate in Columbus Blood Drives

Make a difference this year by providing a much-needed donation of blood. Between efforts helmed by The Ohio State University and the Columbus Blue Jackets, there are several upcoming opportunities to participate, including:


Halloween Decoration Ideas for Your Columbus Apartment

For many of us, Halloween is the best time of year almost solely due to decorating. Designing your apartment to suit your spooky style is a fun way to get in the spirit of the season. Whether you go in-your-face scary or eerily subtle, here are some tips and ideas for decorating your Columbus apartment this season.

 

Light the Place Up

An easy way to give your place creepy vibes is to replace the regular lightbulbs in your unit with colored ones. Change to red bulbs or other Halloween-related hues and watch your apartment transform from bright to mystical with the flip of a switch.

You can also hang small string lights around your apartment. Drape them from the ceiling or twist them among your decorations for a trendy addition. And to really make those artificial lights pop, hang some black curtains to block out any natural light (except from the moon).

 

Scare the Halls

In addition to switching your lights, there are other ways to create a spooky atmosphere in your apartment. Try playing the soundtrack to your favorite scary movie whenever you’re feeling festive—adding ghostly music to your apartment will make the hair on the back of anyone’s neck stand up.

You can also stick to the classics and purchase a motion-triggered monster. These figures may look harmless at first—but get close enough and they jump out and scare you! Add a screaming monster or shaking ghost to your home and laugh as your guests jump in horror. But beware—they could scare you, too.

 

Deck Out Your Dining Table

Decorating your dining table is a creative way to celebrate Halloween. Try draping a paper cloth with a ghostly Halloween design over the table—then, scatter the top with creepy creatures like spiders, bats or even severed fingers! To add more flair, get some Halloween-themed cups and mix in some themed cocktails for a night you won’t forget.

 

Pumpkins Galore

If you want a simple way to spruce up your apartment for Halloween, add pumpkins! You can carve a festive jack-o-lantern with a creepy face, poke holes for a more contemporary look or simply paint it the colors of your favorite sports team. From small to large, painted to carved, pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes to spice up your unit.

 

Dress Your Pet

Decorating your apartment for Halloween doesn’t only mean the space itself—you can add extra oomph by dressing up your pet! Outfit your furry friend as a cute pumpkin or scary zombie and show them off to your neighbors. In fact, pet-friendly apartments in the Arena District and Grandview Yard have organized ‘Are You Afraid of the Bark’ pet costume contests for residents—check out the adorable furballs on Facebook and vote for the best dressed at Apartments at the Yard and the Arena District.

 

Subtle Halloween Décor

If you want to lift your spirits this Halloween, without going all-out, then subtle and functional decorations are always nice. Pull out a mason jar and fill it with candy corn for a trendy centerpiece or hang up some cobwebs and place fake spiders in them. You can also put sugar skulls on your windowsill or pick up a spooky wreath or doormat for your front door. Little accessories throughout your apartment might be just what you need to treat yourself this Halloween.


Up Front in Cbus | October 23-29

Team Up with Columbus Sports

Register for the Virtual Columbus Clippers 4 Miler

Looking for an excuse to get active? The Columbus Clippers are challenging walkers and runners to a Virtual 4 Miler. Open to anyone and everyone, the rules are simple and easy—just run or walk four miles any time between November 20-22. Once you sign up, the Clippers will send you a variety of exclusive swag and memorabilia. The 2020 Virtual Columbus Clippers 4 Miler is limited to the first 1,000 runners & walkers, so register now!

Donate Blood for the 2020 Blood Battle

Held every fall, The Blood Battle is an annual competition between The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. The blood collection competition takes place between students from each university and determines who can collect the most blood to impact patient lives in the community. There will be two participating blood drive locations within Grandview Yard. One on Saturday, November 7 at Hofbräuhaus Columbus, and another from November 13-14 at Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU. And no, you don’t have to be a Buckeye fan to donate.

 

Columbus Living

Participate in This Year’s Virtual Pumpkin Contest

The Apartments at the Yard and Arena District Living teams are showing their Halloween spirit and battling for the title of best pumpkin in this year’s virtual pumpkin contest! Running now through October 31, you can follow on Facebook to view each teams’ creative designs—because who doesn’t enjoy a beautifully decorated pumpkin?

Take Advantage of the City’s Most Elaborate Costume Party

It’s the party that Columbus residents look forward to year-round, HighBall Halloween! Hosted by HighBall Columbus, this year’s event will be taking place virtually. Beginning as a one-night event in 2008 and continuing to thrive, HighBall Halloween’s costume contest is a way to support local artists and designers in a safe and supportive manner. So, put on your favorite costume and get ready for the chance to win $100.

Take a Virtual Downtown Columbus Apartment Tour

Looking to view an apartment with social distancing in mind? There’s now a new way to discover your next home, with virtual apartment tours! Whether you’re looking for a place in the Arena District or Grandview Yard, take a detailed look at dozens of downtown Columbus units from the convenience of your device.

 

Food & Drink

Where to Watch the Game this Football Season

Looking for a place to get your football fix this season? Try watching the game at a local bar or restaurant—neighborhood spots in the Arena District and Grandview Yard are open and offering special deals during gameday!

Wear your scarlet and grey attire to get a free pretzel with bier cheese during OSU football games at the Hofbräuhaus Columbus; visit Whistle & Keg for 50% off ALL taps on Sundays during NFL Sunday Funday; or swing by Boston’s Pizza for the ultimate comfort food in the presence of dozens of big-screen TVs. Plus, you can always bring the tailgate home by ordering carryout food and drinks!

 

Arena’s 20th Anniversary

Nationwide Arena Milestones

This month marks 20 years since the opening of Nationwide Arena! Check out the interactive Arena District webpage dedicated to the Arena and Blue Jackets’ 20th anniversary. Look back at 20 years of Milestone Moments, click through achieved construction photos and videos, and see fans’ favorite memories at the arena tagged with #MyArenaMemory.

#MyArenaMemory

What are YOUR favorite arena moments? Did you attend a Blue Jackets season opener? Or maybe you caught a guitar pick from a concert at Nationwide Arena? Don’t forget to share your photos on social media by using the hashtag #MyArenaMemory and tagging @ArenaDistrict on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. Each week the Arena District shares archived photos, milestone moments, and special events that have occurred over the course of 20 years.