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Up Front in Cbus | April 9 – April 23

Sports

Mark your calendars; this spring and summer are going to be action-packed! From Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park to the New Crew Stadium, the Arena District is a premier three-stadium sports destination.

Get back into your game day traditions and check out the Food & Drink page for a full list of open restaurants and bars to patron in the Arena District!

Upcoming Blue Jackets home games at Nationwide Arena:

April 10, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. ET – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks

April 12, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. ET – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks

 

Clippers Welcome Fans to Preseason Games

The Columbus Clippers announced that fans will be permitted to watch preseason exhibition games at Huntington Park beginning Friday, April 16! Season ticket holders will be given first priority for tickets, and remaining tickets will be available for $5. Learn more at milb.com/columbus and get ready to root for our beloved home team!

The Clippers regular season home opener at Huntington Park is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11. View the 2021 season schedule to start planning which games you’ll be attending this year.

The Clippers Cargo Store is now open and filled with your favorite Clippers gear. Open Tuesday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., stop by and shop for the upcoming season.

 

Crew SC Matchday

Crew SC Matchday comes to the New Downtown Stadium in the Arena District on July 3. The season is already underway, so check out the schedule for upcoming games at the Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural match on July 3.

 

Concert Announcements

You can now also add live concerts to your list of events to look forward to in the Arena District this year!

  • PromoWest Productions announced Caamp is scheduled to play two back-to-back outdoor shows at Express LIVE!, August 27 and 28. Presale tickets to see the popular American folk band with Ohio roots go on sale Monday, April 12 at 10 AM. Regular tickets will be available on Ticketmaster.com on Friday, April 16. Visit promowestlive.com for more information regarding the venue’s reopening plans.
  • Eric Church is bringing The Gather Again Tour to Columbus! Fans are excited for an opportunity to “gather again” at Nationwide Arena on Saturday, September 18. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, May 7 at 10 AM at EricChurch.com, get yours before they’re gone! Fan Health & Safety protocols are expected to evolve according to changing standards and public health directives, visit Nationwide Arena or EricChurch.com for further updates.

 

Columbus Community

Take in the Sights at Columbus Blooms

Franklin Park Conservatory is hosting Columbus Blooms, a dazzling celebration of spring, from April 1-30. Its gardens will be filled with more than 125,000 tulips, narcissus, crocus, hyacinth and other stars of the season. Take a break and immerse yourself within thousands of blooms before the season is over.

 

Food & Drink

Hello, Patio Season

As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, more and more restaurants in Columbus are opening up their patios. If you’re looking for a spot to dine outside, embrace springtime on these neighborhood patios:

  • Nada – Enjoy chips, guac and margs. Need we say more?
  • Sunny Street Café – Always a bright spot for breakfast and lunch.
  • Hofbräuhaus – Their large and inviting biergarten is the perfect spot for patio biers.

But wait, there’s more: visit ArenaDistrict.com or GrandviewYard.com for a full list of neighborhood restaurants and bars.

 

Earth Day, April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at these Environmentally Friendly Restaurants

Brekkie Shack – Sustainability initiatives at Brekkie Shack include composting, recycling and utilizing reusable materials that sum up to diverting 90% of its output away from the landfill. The composting company the restaurant uses, GoZero, said, “In 2020, Brekkie Shack composted a total of 10,993 pounds. That is equivalent to taking a car off the road for 500 days!”

Ted’s Montana Grill – The restaurant’s take-away containers are reusable and made from recycled material, and the cups and cutlery are made from corn starch and are 100% compostable. Swing by for authentic American cuisine to support the business’s efforts on Earth Day.

Grandview Yard/Apartments at the Yard is LEED-certified

Up Front in Cbus | April 9 - April 23

In 2014, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the Grandview Yard development pre-certification as a LEED Neighborhood Development Plan (LEED-ND), making it among the Midwest’s fist LEED-ND Silver neighborhoods.

Preservation, conservation, and innovation: The design and development decisions were less about construction, and more about neighborhood. Learn more in this video: Grandview Yard LEED Certification.

 

Columbus Living

Enjoy Various Outdoor Amenities

Now that the weather is warm and there is more to embrace outdoors, you’ll want to check out all of the neighborhood amenities the Arena District and Grandview Yard have to offer. If you’re looking to take a dip and cool off, Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Yard Club include gorgeous in-ground outdoor pools to use at your convenience. If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, walk or bike ride over to a nearby park like McFerson or Ray E. DeGraw Park. Plus, there are running paths that connect Grandview Yard to the Scioto mile and bike rental stations just outside of the ADAC on Nationwide Blvd and on the corner of Yard. So, pick your favorite activity and take advantage of these spring-ready outdoor amenities!


Up Front in Cbus | March 12-26

Columbus Community

Up Front in Cbus | March 12-26

VOTE! 614 ColumBest Awards 

Now through March 21, you can vote for your favorite people, places, services and more throughout Columbus! From ‘Best Gourmet Burger’ to ‘Best Place to Get Fit’, 614 ColumBest has nominated the best businesses in the city, so get ready to pick your favorites. 

In the ‘Best Apartment Complex’ category Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Grandview Yard (Apartments at the Yard) have been nominated. In fact, Grandview Yard has won this award for the past three consecutive years! If you have not experienced these amazing communities yourself, take a quick virtual tour on YouTube:

Additionally, beloved restaurants like Brekkie Shack, Sunny Street Café, Hofbräuhaus Columbus, Ted’s Montana Grill and more are up for nominations. 

Make sure to cast your votes HERE before March 21. 

 

Chihuly Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory

The Franklin Park Conservatory is currently hosting the largest private collection in a botanical garden, including 19 installations of awe-inspiring Chihuly glass artwork. The Conservatory’s Chihuly Collection of colorful glass artwork is placed throughout Conservatory biomes and plant collections, and highlights the connection between art and nature. Happening from 7-10 PM on select evenings, you won’t want to miss these stunning creations.

 

Scavenge for the Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold 

To help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Grandview Heights-area businesses and parks are partnering up for a scavenger hunt! Running from Wednesday, March 17 to Sunday, March 21, stop into local favorites like Hofbrauhaus Columbus, Winans and Club Pilates to participate in fun activities in hopes of finding the elusive Leprechaun. 

Follow the clues he left behind and keep an eye on the map, because we hear he’s hiding somewhere in a store. Learn more about this fun, free event and register today!

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets Welcome Back Fans

Nationwide Arena is excited to welcome fans back to cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets in person! As the 5th Line returns to the Arena District on game day, read through the arena’s health and safety protocols in place to continue keeping the Columbus community healthy.

Additionally, if you’re unable to attend the game in person, make sure to continue your CBJ traditions and fuel up at Arena District bars and restaurants on game day! As the weather warms up this spring, there are plenty of patios to soak up the sunshine and cheer on the Jackets. The 2020-21 Columbus Blue Jackets schedule can be found HERE.

 

Check out the Columbus Crew Inaugural Stadium Kit

Columbus Crew SC has unveiled its new Community Kit for the 2021 season. Inspired by the iconic architecture of the New Crew Stadium set to open this summer, the “Inaugural Stadium Kit” features a grey, white and gold jersey, gold shorts and gold socks. Supporters can learn more about the kit and purchase their new 2021 jersey HERE. And make sure to stay connected as progress continues at the New Crew Stadium downtown in the Arena District!

 

Watch the Virtual Sports Report with the Columbus Blue Jackets

After nearly a year since the Columbus Blue Jackets felt the energy of a roaring crowd, The Greater Columbus Sports Commission hosted a Virtual Sports Report with the CBJ. The video features the Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and FOX Sports Ohio team broadcaster Jody Shelley and touches on the team’s protocols to keep fans, players and staff safe, the impact of passionate fans and more. Watch as former players Kekalainen and Shelley discuss how they’ve transitioned into careers at the front office and found a home in the growing Columbus hockey community. 

 

Food & Drink

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Columbus

There are a number of bars and restaurants throughout the Arena District and Grandview Yard to stop in and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! You can get your share of holiday spirit from places like R Bar, Whistle & Keg, Boston’s, Nada, Ted’s Montana Grill and Hofbräuhaus Columbus—all featuring cold brews, delicious food and a guaranteed sham-rockin time. 

Enjoy Signature St. Paddy’s Day Drinks at Winans

New seasonal drinks are now available at Winans in Grandview Yard. Stop in and try one of their delicious St. Patrick’s Day dessert drinks! If you’re in the mood for something sweet, the “Pot O’ Gold” with white chocolate and caramel may be just what you need, or cool off with a Green Tea Mint Latte—the perfect color to celebrate! 

 

Creamy Ranch and Fried Chicken are Calling Your Name

New to the Arena District, Fried Chicka Bang, is certainly making a bang in Downtown Columbus!

This 90’s inspired sandwich shop can be found inside of Sunny Street’s location in the Arena District. From Wednesday through Sunday from 4-8:30 PM you can find the trio of sisters and sisters-in-law serving up fun and funky fried chicken sandwiches and sides. Get the full dish here.

Up Front in Cbus | March 12-26

Resident Night at Hofbrauhaus Columbus

Residents of Apartments at the Yard, mark your calendars on March 18 for the next resident night at Hofbrauhaus Columbus!  Be sure to b ring your resident VIP card to take advantage of this great offering, $10 of a food purchase of $30 or more.


Up Front in Cbus | February 19-March 5

Columbus Community

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.

 

Sports

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. 

Columbus Living

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.


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 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 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 | 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:


Up Front in Cbus | October 2-8


 

Arena District Celebrates 20 Years with #MyArenaMemory

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the development of the Arena District!

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? Share your photos on social media by using the hashtag #MyArenaMemory and tagging @ArenaDistrict on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Each week the Arena District shares archived photos, milestone moments, and favorite events that have occurred over the course of 20 years.

 

Dining & Entertainment

Enjoy Autumn with Al Fresco Dining at Buca di Beppo Arena District

Not too hot. Not too cold. Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor dining in downtown Columbus! If you’re craving Italian food, Buca di Beppo in the Arena District is the perfect destination. Not only do they feature a large al fresco patio, but their Daily Meal Deals let you order more, spend less and save leftovers for tomorrow! Click here to make your reservation now.

Go Behind the Scenes in Columbus with the Live Further Live Podcast

If you want a more behind-the-scenes look at things to do and see in Columbus, then you’ll get a kick listening to Experience Columbus’ new Live Forward Live podcast. Recent episodes include stories on the Columbus Zoo, ideas for keeping kids entertained and spotlights on diverse members of the business community. Listen to the latest episode now!

 

Health & Wellness

The Columbus Clippers Virtually Challenge You to a Four-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!

Up Front in Cbus | October 2-8

Arena District Athletic Club

Thinking about bringing your workout routine indoors for the fall and winter? Arena District Athletic Club—newly reopened with enhanced cleaning protocols and social distancing measures—is currently accepting new members! There’s no better time to join, with special month-to-month membership options and a variety of amenities for members. Here’s what you can expect from the ADAC experience. [LINK TO VIDEO]

Find a New Medical Professional in the Arena District and Grandview Yard

Need a new medical provider in downtown Columbus? Top medical professionals can be found throughout Grandview Yard and the Arena District—from eyecare at Grandview Vision Center, to women’s health providers at Columbus OBGYN, to dental and hearing services. October is Breast Awareness Month, and Columbus OBGYN makes it easy to schedule a screening appointment. Visit their website to learn more about their cutting-edge 3D Mammography.

 

Columbus Living

Grandview Yard Offers 1-Bedroom Living in a “SubUrban” Environment

Renting in downtown Columbus is great, but for some, there are also perks to living in a  suburban-neighborhood. Good news, you can enjoy the best of both worlds in Grandview Yard! Enjoy the comforts of the suburbs and the proximity of downtown Columbus. View 1-bedroom floor plans available now in the Baldwin, Porter, Pullman, Brooks, and Keystone buildings.

Brand New Apartments in Grandview Yard

Nestled in the heart of Grandview Yard, right down the street from Winans, is the newly built, ultra-modern Kipton building—the latest property within Apartments at the Yard. Residents enjoy access to nearby conveniences like the Giant Eagle Market District, local dining from restaurants like Brekkie Shack and loads of service providers—along with green spaces, parks and pet walking stations. Take a quick virtual tour of this extraordinary property now.

 

Live Like a VIP

Residents of Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard receive a resident VIP card inclusive of nearly 30 special discounts and promotions throughout the entire year! Check-in to view the current Resident VIP offerings from neighboring bars, restaurants and entertainment venues in the Arena District and Grandview Yard.

Fans of Arena District’s popular Boston’s restaurant and sports bar will be happy to hear Resident Nights at Boston’s has been extended from Monday to Friday 4-10 PM and includes 25% off your entire bill. Grab some friends or take the family out for this delicious dining experience.


Up Front in Cbus | September 25 – October 1

Food & Drink

Whistle & Keg is the Ultimate Football Sunday Destination

Watching football and drinking beer is favorite fall combination, making Arena District bars and restaurants the perfect place to take in the games this season. With the NFL season now in its third week, Whistle & Keg in the Arena District is offering an unrivaled promotion—HALF OFF ALL TAPS every Sunday.

That’s right, your favorite local and imported craft beers, seasonal brews, ciders—everything—half off. And with Tommy Dogs now officially open inside Whistle & Keg, you can pair your beer with a wide variety of unique hot dog combinations. Whether you’re a fan of the Browns, Bengals or other NFL team, Whistle & Keg is a local go-to destination for football Sunday!

Zoup Offering New Menu Items for Fall

There’s no better place to enjoy soup season than Zoup! Whether you like a hearty bowl packed with protein or something on the light side, the Arena District location features several tasty, award-winning recipes to help you enjoy the comforts of fall—including new, must-try seasonal menu items rolling out this week. Place your order online now for carryout, curbside or delivery service.

Up Front in Cbus | September 25 - October 1

Resident VIPs Enjoy 25% Off at Boston’s

If you’re a member of the Columbus Downtown Apartment Resident VIP program, you’ve probably taken advantage of the dozens of deals offered by local bars, restaurants, retailers and entertainment providers.

Fans of Arena District’s popular Boston’s restaurant and sports bar will be happy to hear their Resident VIP offer has been updated to include 25% off your entire bill Monday through Friday, extending the applicable hours to 4-10 PM. Grab some friends or take the family out for pizza night this week.

 

Columbus Living

Arena District Apartments Feature 1-Bedroom Floor Plans for Location Lovers

If you’re looking for the perfect 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment in downtown Columbus, keep in mind the coveted, centrally located Arena District neighborhood features amenity-packed options to suit a range of budget and lifestyle preferences! From Arena Crossing’s Sydney and Clifton G floor plans, to Flats on Vine’s Napa and Sonoma floor plans, to Flats II’s Napa II floor plan, there’s bound to be a unit in the city that suits you to a T.

Pro Tip: Renters in search of a great temporary work-from-home office space will be happy to know the Clifton G floor plan has a bedroom with a den!

 

Health & Wellness

The Columbus Clippers Virtually Challenge You to a Four-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!

 

Entertainment

Up Front in Cbus | September 25 - October 1

New Documentary on Columbus’ Historic Newport Music Hall Premiering September 30

If you live in Columbus, chances are you’re no stranger to popular PromoWest venues including EXPRESS LIVE! and Newport Music Hall—the city’s legendary venue that boasts the title of America’s longest continually running rock club, with half a century under its belt. This year, PromoWest Productions is getting long-deserved recognition in a new, independently produced documentary called If These Walls Could Talk.

The doc—which premieres live on YouTube and Facebook September 30 at 8 PM EST—features never-before-seen footage and performances, alongside personal stories and intimate accounts of the venue from the industry’s biggest artists and professionals. Click here to watch the extended trailer for If These Walls Could Talk.