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Up Front in Cbus | September 17 – October 1, 2021

Food & Drink

New Lunch and Dinner Spot 

Moran’s Bar and Grille, the Arena District’s newest restaurant, is now open! Whether you’re looking for burgers and beer before a game or cocktails with friends on the patio, Moran’s is the perfect place to spend time with your closest friends. Stop by Monday through Friday from 3-7pm for happy hour!

The Moran’s restaurant concept comes from the story of a prominent Chicago mob boss who spent time behind bars in the Ohio penitentiary. View the menu and more about Moran’s:

Moran’s is located at 415 N Front St.

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm

Friday and Saturday: 11am – 11pm

Sunday: 11am – 9pm


Prost to Grandview Oktoberfest

Hofbräuhaus Columbus has been celebrating Oktoberfest all month and it continues this weekend! Stop in September 17 and 18 for great biers and food, live music, family fun, and more! The party starts Friday at 5:00pm and Saturday at 2:00pm. 


Get Your Fall Coffee Fix

Fall coffee flavors are back at Winans in Grandview Yard! Mix it up while it’s still warm outside and ask for yours in a frappe or over ice. Drop by and try the following drinks:

  • Cozy Caramel | brown sugar cinnamon + caramel
  • Pumpkin Pie Latte | pumpkin + vanilla
  • Banana Nut Mocha | chocolate + banana + praline
  • Fireside Steamer | chocolate + cinnamon + toasted marshmallow


Columbus Sports

Cheer on Your Favorite Columbus Teams

Head to the Arena District on September 29 for an epic day of Columbus sports! Cheer on the Blue Jackets at their pre-season game, the Crew as they take on Cruz Azul in the 2021 Campeones Cup AND the Clippers as they kick off their final homestand of the season. 

Reserve parking online before joining your group at one of the dozens of restaurants or bars surrounding Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and Field.

Visit the Arena District Sports page to stay updated on upcoming home game schedules and special sporting events.


Watch the Crew in Action

Head over to Field and cheer on the MLS champs as they take on CF Montreal on Saturday, September 25, and battle Cruz Azul in the 2021 Campeones Cup on Wednesday, September 29. Check out the team’s full schedule here


End the Baseball Season with the Clippers 

Mark your calendars—the Columbus Clippers take on the Louisville Bats in their FINAL homestand of the season from September 29-October 3. Celebrate the end of the 2021 season with various game-day specials, including fan favorites like Dollar Night Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays and special post-game fireworks on select nights! 

Check out the 2021 season schedule and game specials here


Columbus Hockey is Back!

Celebrate the return of the hockey season at the Cannon Blast 5K on September 25, joining fellow fans in a celebratory 3.1-mile run/walk at Nationwide Arena. All participants will receive two tickets to a select Jackets home game! For more information, click here.


Catch the Blue Jackets on Ice

Join your Columbus Blue Jackets on September 28 at their pre-season opener. Buy tickets here to watch the action live, or stop by your favorite Arena District restaurant or bar to grab some delicious bites and cold brews while you watch the game.

Click here to view the 2021-22 season schedule.


The Arnold Classic Returns to Columbus

Watch the world’s best bodybuilders strut their stuff at the Arnold Classic on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25. The famed multi-athletic competition will have various activities for all to join in on the fun. Get your tickets here before they’re gone!


Columbus Entertainment

Live Events in Downtown Columbus

Make the most of your night with live events and performances at EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Upcoming events include: 

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more detail on PromoWest’s updated health policy.


Highball Halloween at Express LIVE! 

For the first time ever, HighBall Halloween will take place on the outdoor stage at Express LIVE! on October 23. Enjoy a live performance from MojoFlo and the West Family, watch the White Castle Costume Couture Fashion Show and enter the Out of the Closet Public Costume Contest. Click here for more information.


Columbus Living 

Enjoy VIP Treatment All Year Long

Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard residents have special access to nearly 30 special discounts and promotions throughout the entire year! 

Visit our Arena District and Grandview Yard VIP Resident pages to view the current offerings from neighboring bars, restaurants and entertainment venues in downtown Columbus.

Up Front in Cbus | August 20- September 3

Columbus Sports

Game Day in the Arena District

With three premier sports venues to cheer from, the Arena District is truly a sports destination for locals and visitors. Visit the Arena District Sports page to stay updated on upcoming home game schedules and special sporting events.

Don’t forget to come early for the full Arena District experience! Before each home Clippers game and Crew match, you can reserve parking online in advance. Grab a bite and take in the action from an Arena District restaurant or bar surrounding Huntington Park and Field.

Fast forward: On September 29, the Crew, Clippers, and Blue Jackets all have scheduled home games in the Arena District. Plan ahead for your game day and get ready for an epic night for Columbus sports teams!


Cheer on the Champions

Root for the reigning MLS Cup Champions, Columbus Crew, as they take on Liga MX’s Campeón de Campeones, Cruz Azul, in the 2021 Campeones Cup at Field on September 29. Click here for ticket information.

You can also join the Columbus Crew at an upcoming home match throughout August. 

  • August 21 @ 5:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Seattle Sounders FC
  • August 27 @ 6:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. FC Cincinnati

Take a look at the full Crew schedule here.


Catch a Columbus Clippers Game 

Mark your calendars for the Columbus Clippers homestand against the St. Paul Saints from August 31-September 5. Grab some pals, head down to Huntington Park and enjoy a variety of game-day specials throughout the season—including fan favorites like Dime-A-Dog Tuesdays, Dollar Night Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays! 

Check out the 2021 season schedule and game specials here


Blue Jackets Hockey is Coming

The Columbus Blue Jackets kick off their 2021-2022 season at Nationwide Arena on October 14. Single-game tickets go on sale August 20 at 10 a.m.—click here to be among the first to secure tickets. Stay tuned for the lineup of fan activities on Opening Night.


Celebrate the Return of Hockey During the Cannon Blast 5K

Show your support for the Blue Jackets while staying active yourself – register for the Cannon Blast 5K at Nationwide Arena on September 25. While finishing the race is its own reward, every participant will also receive two tickets to a select Jackets home game! Join fellow fans and celebrate the start of the season with this 3.1-mile run/walk. For more information, click here


2021 HockeyFest Tournament

Get in on the action and join the Columbus Blue Jackets at the inaugural HockeyFest Tournament—North America’s largest street hockey tournament! The 2-day tournament will take place on September 11-12 at Nationwide Arena and feature various activities for all to enjoy. Click here for more information.


Columbus Entertainment

Live Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

Numerous live events and performances are happening at Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena through the end of summer! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all of the events coming to downtown Columbus.

Upcoming shows include: 

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more detail on PromoWest’s updated health policy.


Food & Drink

New Restaurant Concept Coming to the Arena District

The owners of local favorite Pat & Gracie’s will be opening Moran’s Bar & Grille at 415 N. Front Street in September. Read more about this new restaurant concept, here.


The Subscription that gives every day! 

Are you a craft beer enthusiast? Then Whistle & Keg’s NEW Daily Pass is the perfect program for you. With 3 levels of membership, you can visit Whistle & Keg daily to get your beer fix. Depending on your level of membership you can get 16-32 ounces a day, merchandise discounts, and even growler fills to go! 

Signup today!


Summer Cocktails at Hofbräuhaus

Hofbräuhaus Columbus just unveiled their newest Liter Cocktails—yum! Drop in with friends to enjoy the following delicious drinks perfect for the end of summer:

  • StrawBIERy Lemonade: A Hefeweizen mixed with Bacardi Limon, lemonade and strawberry flavoring.
  • The Pina CoLAGER: Features original Lager along with a mix of Malibu Rum, pineapple flavoring and real pineapple juice.
  • The LAGERita: Espolon Tequila, key lime flavoring, sour mix and Sierra Mist combined with original Lager fill.

Resident VIPs can enjoy a BOGO half-off entree from Sunday-Thursday.


National Red Wine Day

Cab or Merlot? Get both, because August 28 is National Red Wine Day! Gather your group, say cheers and enjoy a night out in downtown Columbus with delicious craft and imported wines from Ted Montana’s Grill, Buca Di Beppo or Winans


Columbus Living 

Stroll Through Grandview

The riding and walking path on the Olentangy Trail has the best views of downtown Columbus! Alongside the Olentangy River, this new trail begins at Hofbrauhaus Columbus and can be easily accessed by Apartments at the Yard residents. 

Spend the day exploring the city on the trail and enjoy riding to the next Columbus Crew game at Field at the end of the path. Click here for more information.


The Grandview Hop is Back this August 

Grandview Avenue’s sidewalk market and evening stroll is back on Saturday, August 28 and is a fun community event for everyone! Head over to Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues, from 5 – 9 PM for the Grandview Hop. Keep an eye out for the Grandview Yard tent to see some of your favorite Grandview Yard retailers.



Up Front in Cbus | July 16- July 30

Columbus Community

Celebrate All Things BBQ

The summertime tradition of BBQ and Ribs lives on with a week-long BBQ event from July 19-25! Jazz & Rib Fest BBQ Week will feature barbecue-inspired specials at local restaurants, food trucks, and dining establishments throughout the region. For a list of participating businesses, click here.

Sip the Flavors of Summer

The Columbus Summer Beerfest is back! Ohio’s largest craft beer festival will return on Saturday, July 24 at Express LIVE! for its 11th year. Invite your friends for a chance to sample over 200 craft beers and cocktails! Click here for more information. 

BAM Thursdays at CMoA

Join the Columbus Museum of Art for BAM Thursdays (Bar, Art and Music) throughout July! Every week will bring fresh libations, great art, and music from a featured live artist from 6-8 p.m.. Sip and vibe with friends in the garden space or Schokko Café. Click here for more details.

Beer Run for a Cause

Run to Hofbräuhaus Brewery & Restaurant for a refreshing craft bier, but this time do it for a cause! Hofbrauhaus’s Columbus Bier Run benefits the Pink Ribbon Girls. Join the race and enjoy a Hofbräuhaus bier sample every half mile and finish off with a 16oz bier at the after-party! Click here for more information.


Food & Drink

Habaneros is Opening at Grandview Yard

Habaneros Fresh Mexican Grill, a locally owned and family-operated restaurant featuring a mix of Tex-Mex dishes and authentic Mexican street tacos, is expected to open Sunday, July 18 in Grandview Yard. Dine in with some friends and enjoy traditional Mexican flavors and drinks on their gorgeous patio this month.

Celebrate National Bison Month

July is National Bison Month and Ted’s Montana Grill is celebrating with an American Burger Photo Contest! Order your favorite bison burger, snap a photo of it and post it to social media for a chance to win a selection of premium meats. For more contest details, click here.

Start the Day Off Right

Whether you’re working from home or in the office, early mornings (or late afternoons) call for a delicious cup of coffee. Start your day off right with a caffeine fix from the following neighborhood cafes:

Grandview Yard

Arena District

Columbus Sports

No Place Like Home

A sea of black and gold filled the new Field as fans cheered on the Columbus Crew at their July 3 inaugural match. Check out this incredible footage from the March to the Match.

The excitement of a new era at Field has just begun! Cheer on The Crew throughout the month as they take on NYC FC on July 17 and Nashville SC on July 21. See the full schedule here

On matchday, head to the Arena District early and enjoy dinner or drinks at a nearby restaurant before kickoff. Fans can even reserve parking online here in advance.

Cheer on The Clippers

Take your friends out to the ball game and cheer on the Columbus Clippers as they host the Iowa Cubs in a homestand from July 20-25. Huntington Park offers a variety of game specials throughout the season, including Dime-A-Dog nights at every Tuesday home game! View the 2021 season schedule and game specials here


Columbus Entertainment

Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

Live concerts and events are back at  Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all of the events coming to downtown Columbus


EXPRESS LIVE! Box Office Reopening July 19

The box office at EXPRESS LIVE! is reopening on Monday, July 19! Stop by on opening day and enter to win concert tickets and swag! 

EXPRESS LIVE! Box Office Hours:

Monday – Friday | 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Extended hours on show days

Saturday & Sunday | 12:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Only open on show days


Columbus Living 

Live In The Action

The Arena District could not be a more exciting place to live! Within walking distance to the new Crew stadium, Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and more, you can experience Columbus’ top sports and entertainment venues all outside your doorstep. Live in the action—view Arena District apartment offerings by taking a virtual tour on their YouTube channel.

For a more suburban atmosphere that’s still close to the action, Grandview Yard is your destination. Less than 10 minutes from the Arena District and close to the Olentangy bike trail connecting to downtown, Grandview Yard residents get the best of both worlds. Featuring pet walking stations, service providers and a neighborhood grocer, residents have the ability to embrace the energy of downtown Columbus at their own discretion.

Apartments for both neighborhoods are currently limited—fill out a contact form and reserve your perfect apartment for the fall.

Up Front in Cbus | July 2 – July 16

Columbus Sports

March to the Match

Up Front in Cbus | July 2 - July 16

The Columbus Crew’s inaugural match at their new stadium in the Arena District is finally here! Join fellow Crew fans on July 3 for the March to the Match as the Black & Gold open up Field and take on the New England Revolution. 

The march event will begin at 3:45 p.m. at 1st Avenue & High Street, coming through the Arena District at Battelle Plaza and concluding at Field. Neighborhood bars and restaurants will be open to celebrate the inaugural match! For more information, click here

Can’t make it this weekend? Cheer on The Crew during the remaining home matches in July. View the full schedule here.

  • July 3, 2021 @ 5:00 PM | Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution
  • July 17, 2021 @ 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. New York City FC
  • July 21, 2021 @ 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Nashville SC

Cheer on the Clippers 

Catch a Clippers game with your friends throughout the month of July. The Columbus Clippers host the Indianapolis Indians on July 6-11 and the Iowa Cubs in a homestand on July 20-25. Huntington Park offers a variety of game specials throughout the season, including Dime-A-Dog nights at every Tuesday home game! View the 2021 season schedule and game specials here


Columbus Community

 Get Wacky at the Doo Dah Parade

The annual Doo Dah Parade is back on July 4! Celebrate lunacy and liberty with a live music lineup starting at noon, immediately followed by your chance to watch or join the wacky march through the city. Click here for more information.

Calling All Coffee Lovers

The 6th annual Columbus Coffee Festival will be taking over Ohio Village on September 25 and 26. The two-day festival offers guests the chance to enjoy coffee samples from roasters and coffee shops from around Ohio and beyond. Get your tickets here before they sell out!

Watch the Champions at The Arnold Classic

The famed Arnold Classic returns to Columbus on September 25! Purchase tickets to watch the world’s best bodybuilders and the fittest people on the planet compete in competitions of strength and endurance. The Arnold Sports Festival provides tons of opportunities for spectators to join the fun, too! Tickets go on sale on July 1, click here for more information. 

Stay in Shape for Summer

The Arena District Athletic Club recently expanded their hours and are now open on Sundays! This spacious workout facility offers a wide variety of equipment and friendly staff that help support you in your fitness journey throughout the summer and beyond. For more information on the Club’s amenities or to sign up for the next fitCAMP session, click here. 

Better Your Health & Wellness

Looking for a new way to better your health? Club Pilates offers a range of classes that challenge your mind as well as your body and guide you on a path to a richer, more fulfilling life. Take a free Intro class today and get started on a path to a better tomorrow. 


Columbus Living 

Let Freedom Ring  from your Columbus Downtown Apartment

Fourth of July is almost here! Host a party in your Columbus downtown apartment and serve your guests the ultimate spread that bursts with flavor! Check out this list of our favorite red, white and blue dishes and drinks here.

The Ultimate Sports Destination

With the addition of the Columbus Crew’s new stadium– Field–the Arena District has evolved into Columbus’s ultimate sports destination—now housing the city’s three largest professional sports venues within walking distance. Sound like a place you might want to live? Read more about the growing downtown Columbus community here.


Columbus Entertainment

Live Events in Downtown Columbus

Live concerts and events are back in downtown Columbus! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all of the events coming to Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena.


Up Front in Cbus | June 18 – July 2

Columbus Community

40 years of PRIDE in Central Ohio

Celebrate Pride all month long with a variety of in-person and virtual events taking place throughout Columbus. Browse through Experience Columbus’ resources and discover Columbus’ expanding LGBTQ arts and culture scene, unique neighborhoods and LGBTQ nightlife. 

Arena District and Grandview Yard apartments are proud to offer diverse communities, where all are welcomed and everyone’s uniqueness is celebrated.

Columbus Food & Drink

A Sweet Surprise for Dad

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 20, and this year you can surprise dad with two of his favorites. Join Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine for a special bourbon and chocolate tasting event, held all weekend long starting Friday, June 18.

Father’s Day at the Haus

Show dad how much you care with a tasty bier! Stop by Hofbrauhaus Columbus and try the bier of the month—Hopfen Weizen. The June bier has an aggressive hop presence with banana and clove characteristics complemented by earthy and citrusy hop flavor and aroma. Pair it with a delicious Haus Reuben or classic Braised Pork Shank and satisfy all of dad’s cravings.


Columbus Living

Location is Everything

When searching for a new apartment home, it’s important to do some research to ensure you’re  choosing the right apartment and the right neighborhood for your lifestyle. 

Apartments in the Arena District not only offer great luxury apartments and amenities, but also a convenient location surrounded by bars and restaurants, premier sports stadiums, live music, parks, and bike trails, Arena District has an excellent walk score of 79–according to With everything you need nearby, it’s easy to see why apartments in downtown Columbus are a smart and exciting choice for active individuals.


Columbus Entertainment

Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

Live events and performances are returning to downtown Columbus! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all of the events coming to Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena.

 Get tickets to these upcoming Events:


Columbus Sports

Catch a Clippers Game

Cheer on the Clippers all month long! Catch a game this weekend with dad, or take a break from the busy work week and watch the Clippers take on the St. Paul Saints from June 22-27. Huntington Park is offering a variety of game specials throughout the season, including the return of Columbus’ world famous Dime-A-Dog night on June 22! View the 2021 season schedule and game specials here

Don’t want to miss out on the action? Clippers Season Ticket packages are now available for the 2021 season. Click here for more information.

The Crew is Coming Home

The Columbus Crew SC’s inaugural match at Field, is quickly approaching! The champions return to Columbus on July 3. Check out The Crew’s YouTube channel to see the latest progress at the stadium.

Can’t wait until then? Get a sneak peek of the New Crew Stadium at the Black & Gold 5K on Sunday, June 27. Register here.


Up Front in Cbus | May 21 – June 4

Columbus Entertainment

Live Music Coming to Columbus

Listen up, music lovers! Live music has returned to downtown Columbus, and you won’t want to miss out on these exciting upcoming performances coming to Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena

Visit the Arena District Events page for an updated concert and events calendar and to purchase tickets.


Columbus Community

Pick Your Project Workshop 

Feeling creative? Studio 614 is hosting an open do-it-yourself workshop every day throughout the month of May. Each guest will be given all supplies and step-by-step instructions to complete a project of their choice. Options include soy wax candles, concrete coasters, macrame hanging planters and much more!

BAM Thursdays at CMoA

The Columbus Museum of Art is thrilled to announce the return of a reimagined tradition many may fondly remember as First Thursdays—now, they are returning as BAM Thursdays (Bar, Art and Music). Join the Museum for fresh libations, great art, and music every Thursday from 6-8 PM. Sip and vibe with friends in the garden space or Schokko Café. Click here for more details.

Team Up With the Blue Jackets

Join the Columbus Blue Jackets and the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Wednesday, May 26 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Nationwide Arena. All donors will be entered to win 1 of 5 Blue Jackets prize packs with autographed memorabilia. Click here to choose a donation time, and give the gift of life.

Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions

Honor the champions in the lives of cancer survivors and join the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center for their annual Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions virtual event! Participants can take part in either a 4-mile or 1-mile walk/run from any place at any time between June 5 and July 4. All proceeds benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. For more details, click here.


Columbus Living

Experience Summer in Downtown Columbus 

With the Memorial Day holiday fast approaching, it’s time to start planning for the summer ahead. Enjoy pool season or stop by your favorite Arena District or Grandview Yard patios to relax, sip and dine—there’s so much to look forward to! 

Looking for an apartment in downtown Columbus that has everything you could want and more during the summer? Click here to explore Arena Crossing Apartments amenities, click here to check out Apartments at the Yard amenities, and click here to see Flats on Vine and Flats II amenities. 


Columbus Sports

Don’t Miss a Stroke

The Memorial Tournament returns to the Columbus area from May 31-June 6! Grab some pals and watch this highly anticipated annual golf tournament—which was founded and hosted by PGA legend Jack Nicklaus—at Arena District hotspots like R Bar or Boston’s. Don’t feel like going out? Order in and watch the pros from the comfort of your home. 

Catch a Game…or Six

The Columbus Clippers are back in action at Huntington Park for a homestand against the Nashville Sounds May 25-30. Tickets can be purchased for all May home games here, and availability will be determined on a month-to-month basis until the ballpark is at capacity. Can’t make it in May? View the team’s schedule here and get ready for the next home game!

Greatness Awaits at the New Crew Stadium

We are getting closer to welcoming the Columbus Crew SC to their new home! Get ready to cheer on the team at their first match in the new stadium on July 3. The addition of the new Crew Stadium will dub the Arena District as a three-stadium premier sports destination. Check out the latest updates to the stadium that the Crew recently shared on YouTube. 



Columbus Food & Drink

Enjoy Patio Beers at Whistle & Keg

Longer summer days filled with sunshine mean it’s time to get outside and enjoy patio beers! Head to Whistle & Keg in the Arena District for a drink, and choose from over 50 self-serve taps of local and regional craft beers, wines, ciders, mead and kombucha. Experience a fun-filled afternoon on the patio drinking and playing patio games with friends! 


Columbus Self-Care

Treat Yourself at My SALON Suite

Looking for an aesthetic change to usher in a new season? Freshen up your look and enjoy a luxurious beauty experience at My SALON Suite in Grandview Yard! Satisfy all of your beauty needs with various services including expert haircare, rejuvenating facials, spray tanning and more.

Up Front in Cbus | May 7 – May 21 

Columbus Community

Honor the Champions in Your Life

Join Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions 4-mile or 1-mile walk/run! Participants can join from any place at any time between June 5 and July 4. The annual walk honors the champions in the lives of cancer survivors with proceeds benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. For more details, click here.

Calling All Kickball Players

The Arena District Kickball League is kicking off its 2021 spring season this month. The season is set to begin May 18 with games at McFerson Commons. Get some friends together and register your team by May 14! Click here for more information.

Beautiful Blooms & Butterflies

The Franklin Park Conservatory’s Blooms and Butterflies is still happening, but not for long! Stop by the Conservatory before May 31 to watch enchanting butterflies fly freely in a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Click here to reserve your tickets now. Can’t make it? Watch this year’s butterfly release here.


Columbus Living

Grandview Heights Named One of Top 5 Places to Live in Cbus

Each year, Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights. This year, they named Grandview Heights the 5th best place to live in their 2021 Best Places to Live in Columbus Area list. The city also ranks 1st in being the best suburb for young professionals in Ohio.

In addition, (614) Magazine named Grandview Yard the Best Apartment Complex in Columbus in the 2021 ColumBest for the fourth year in a row (see page 74). Informed by nearly half a million votes, the Apartments at the Yard were recognized for its community lifestyle and excellent customer service. 

A special congratulations to our Grandview Yard friends at Massage Envy for being named the Best Place to Get a Massage in this year’s ColumBest (see page 89).



Live Concerts Coming to Columbus

Prepare for a jam-packed summer with countless concerts and performances returning to Nationwide Arena and Express LIVE! this year! Stay up-to-date on the latest events by visiting the Arena District Events page here.

Get tickets to these upcoming events: 



Go Out to the Ball Game

Play ball—May 11 is Columbus Clippers Opening Day at Huntington Park! Tickets can be purchased for all May home games, and availability will be determined on a month-to-month basis until the ballpark is at full capacity. Click here to view the team’s schedule.


A Pitch Made for Champions

The new Crew Stadium has a pitch, and it’s GLORY-ous! Each day we are closer to welcoming the Columbus Crew SC to their new home in the Arena District! Watch the latest progress here, in a timelapse video the Crew SC shared on YouTube last week.

The 2021 season is already underway, check the schedule for upcoming games at the Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural match on July 3. Schedule:   


Food & Drink

Celebrate Mom at Winans

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9! Want to treat the mother in your life to something sweet? Pick up the sweetest pairing—a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine from Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine. Winans is also celebrating all weekend long! Stop by any day this weekend, May 7-9, for a Mother’s Day Mimosa Flight event, and treat mom to fresh cold-pressed juices for your mimosas! Click here for more details.


Mother’s Day Brunch

If you’re looking to treat yourself to some delicious brunch be sure to check out Sunny Street Café in the Arena District or Brekkie Shack in Grandview Yard. Dine-in at Sunny Street Cafe this Mother’s Day, enjoy a delicious crab cake benedict and they’ll even give mom a flower!


Knock One Back at Hofbrauhaus

Celebrate the coming of spring at Hofbrauhaus Columbus with a rich, flavorful haus-brewed bier. Maibock, the bier of the month, is noticeably malty and sweet, with a warming alcohol note. Hofbrauhaus pairs it with slow-cooked beef marinated in red wine, spices and vegetables, topped with sweet and tangy sauerbraten gravy, and served with red cabbage and buttered spaetzle.


Up Front in Cbus | April 9 – April 23


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 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 on Friday, April 16. Visit 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, 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 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 or 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

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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!

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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!



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.

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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.

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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.



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.