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July 7, 2021 6:14 pm by Walker Evans
Habaneros Fresh Mexican Grill is anticipated to open Sunday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m. for lunch.
Habaneros Fresh Mexican Grill will soon have a third location as the Hilliard-based restaurant expands later this month into Grandview Yard. Located at 1105 Yard Street, the restaurant will take on a large 5400-square foot spot inside a newer two story building not too far south of Third Avenue.
The restaurant features a mix of Tex-Mex dishes and authentic Mexican “street tacos” priced in the $2 to $2.50 range. Other menu items include tortas, quesadillas and burritos as well as an extensive beer, wine and cocktail list.
In addition to the indoor restaurant and bar space, the Grandview Yard location for Habaneros will feature a large outdoor patio.
Habaneros Fresh Mexican Grill is expected to open on July 18.
For more information, visit www.habanerosfmg.com.
All visuals provided by Habaneros Fresh Mexican Grill.
Pets are often a source of happiness and stress relief, but when you’re living with them in close quarters–like an apartment–it’s common for challenges to arise. That being said, you and your pet can live in harmony with the residents around you, it just takes some work and planning.
Here are some do’s and don’ts for sharing an apartment with your pet:
This might be more applicable to dogs, but all animals need time to let off some steam. Just like you, your pet needs fresh air to thrive, and without a ton of space to run around they’ll get pent up energy, leading to serious health issues. Making walks a part of your daily routine will make your pet much happier and healthier–and you’ll get plenty of exercise yourself!
Luckily, there are plenty of great dog parks in Columbus, such as: Columbus Downtown Dog Park, Wheeler Dog Park, Tail Wags Playground and Scioto Audubon Metro Park. Arena District residents are especially close to McFerson Commons Park, The Scioto Mile and pet walking stations throughout Grandview Yard.
Don’t | Lie to the Leasing Office
While it might be difficult to find a pet-friendly apartment in Columbus, lying about having a pet is a disaster waiting to happen. Not only could you be fined if discovered, but you could also be evicted!
And if you’re sneaking your pet around, chances are your furry friend isn’t getting the attention they need or deserve–which can affect their health in several negative ways. Save yourself a headache and take the extra time to find an apartment that’s animal friendly.
Do | Review your Apartment’s Pet Policy
When researching downtown Columbus apartments, it’s a good idea to know what you’ll be dealing with in regard to their individual pet policies. Thoroughly examining your apartment’s pet policy means you’ll understand any deposits or fees that come with housing your pet. Some may even have restrictions on what type of pet you can keep.
Items that may seem ordinary to you could be potentially hazardous for your furry friend. We all know pets love getting into things that they shouldn’t, which is why you need to take time to pet proof.
Check for loose wires that could be chewed, do research on house plants to make sure they aren’t poisonous to animals, place valuable items in locked or hard-to-reach places and set up gates in areas you don’t want your pet wandering. Doing these actions and more can prevent loads of future headaches–physically, mentally and financially.
Do | Get a Unit with a Patio or Balcony
Being a pet owner in an apartment means making sure your pet gets outdoor time. While you might not always be able to take them outside on a leash, having a balcony or patio allows your dog or cat to get plenty of fresh air.
Unless your pet lives strictly indoors, having a patio or balcony will make your life much easier. We know it isn’t always possible, but it if you’re able to get a unit with this feature, it will definitely save you from future hassles.
Don’t | Neglect Your Pet
Make sure your pet is getting the attention they need while you’re around, and when you’re not, ensure they have plenty of toys to play with and food to eat.
Depending on your apartment’s pet policy, you can even add an extra furry friend to the mix, so they’ll always have someone to be with. If you want your pet to be maximally taken care of while you’re away, there are a number of pet daycares in Columbus you can drop them off at, including: Doggie Daycare Center, The City Dog Daycare and Playful Pets Columbus.
Fun Under the Summer Sun
The outdoors are calling! Enjoy the summer sun and spend more time outside this season. From running paths along the Scioto Mile to biking paths all around the city, Columbus has a number of ways that you can get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.
Picturesque Events at McFerson Commons
The Arena District’s McFerson Commons Park is a picture-perfect location for any event this summer! Check out this beautiful shoot, inspired by the Disney movie “Hercules,” that recently took place at McFerson Commons.
The Actors’ Theatre of Columbus is taking the theatre outdoors with an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing! Join the Actors’ Theatre from May 27 – June 20 at the city’s Schiller Park Amphitheater for a moving performance that reminds us all—the heart wants what it wants. Click here for more details.
A Meaningful Marathon
Runners, this is the moment you’ve been training for—registration is officially open for the 2021 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon! This year marks the 10th year of the partnership and will benefit the children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The marathon will be held on Sunday, October 17. Click here for more information.
Home is where the action is!
Schedule a virtual model home or amenity tour and discover everything you need to enjoy your summer in the Arena District. When searching for your next home, keep an eye out for an exciting line-up of upcoming neighborhood events. In the meantime, check out our Arena District Living and Apartments at the Yard YouTube channels. If you like what you see, you are welcome to schedule an in-person tour.
Enjoy the VIP Life
The “good life” always comes with extras, as it should! Residents of the Arena District and Grandview Yard receive a Resident VIP card upon move–in, earning discounts and special offers to nearly 30 bars, restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues.
Events Coming to Columbus
Live music and events are making a comeback in downtown Columbus at Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on the latest events and to purchase tickets.
- Modest Mouse | Express LIVE! | August 3 | Tickets
- World’s Toughest Rodeo | Nationwide Arena | September 4 | Tickets
- Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats | Express LIVE! | October 10 | Tickets
- Jim Gaffigan: The Fun Tour | Nationwide Arena | November 14 | Tickets
Watch the Pros
The Memorial Tournament will come to a close on June 6! Invite some friends over and watch the remaining golf matches from the comfort of your Columbus apartment. Make it a party and order in from your favorite local Arena District or Grandview Yard restaurant.
Root for the Home Team
Good news! The Columbus Clippers recently announced that Huntington Park will return to full capacity beginning this month—and just in time for their return to Columbus. Cheer on your favorite team June 15-20 in a homestand against the Toledo Mud Hens. Get tickets here.
Celebrate With the Crew
Kick off Black & Gold Week and join the Columbus Crew for a fun 5K race event. The Black & Gold 5K, presented by OhioHealth, will be held on Sunday, June 27. Participants can continue the celebration after the race with a party on the plaza and get a sneak peek at the new stadium! For more information, click here.
Save the date for The Crew’s upcoming inaugural match at the New Crew Stadium on Saturday, July 3. The Club just announced the stadium will be open to fans at full capacity! Check out The Crew’s YouTube channel to see the latest progress at the stadium.
Deck Dads & Grads Out This Season
If dad is a fan of Columbus sports teams, he’ll love receiving a special gift from the Clippers Cargo Store or Blue Line! Shop the Columbus Crew Team Store to gear up for games at the new stadium this season.These items are also a great way to celebrate the achievements of the 2021 graduates, so remember to browse before the next grad party!
Columbus Food & Drink
A Meal Made for Dad
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20! Plan ahead and make a reservation at Ted’s Montana Grill for a meal he’s sure to love. Ted’s Delmonico Ribeye, known for its thick-cut and unmatched flavor, was made just for dad on this special day.
Dad’s Favorite Sweet Treat
Celebrate the father figure in your life with a sweet treat from Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine. Get the barrel-aged bourbon cherries for a delicious mix of smooth bourbon and sweet chocolate. Order by June 13 to get them in time for Dad’s Day.
Raise a glass to your dad on his special day. If your dad is a beer drinker, take him out to Hofbrauhaus Columbus or pick him up a growler full of his favorite beer. Hofbrauhaus has a wide selection of traditional beer brewed on-site every day!
Kick Off the Spring Season with the Arena District Kickball League
Stay active and enjoy the warm weather this summer by joining the Arena District Kickball League. The 2021 spring season will begin May 18 and games will be held at McFerson Commons. Get some friends together and register your team by May 14! Click here for more information.
Get Creative and Think Outside the Vase
Join Kim Meacham from The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique for Art in Bloom: Thinking Outside the Vase, a hands-on workshop for all skill levels! Participants will be able to create a “vase-less” arrangement using foam to make their own wearable piece of floral art. The workshop will be held this Saturday, April 24 from 1-4 PM at the Columbus Museum of Art. Supplies are included. Click here to reserve your tickets.
Can’t make it? Join the Columbus Museum of Art at their monthly Creative Happy Hour. This month’s virtual event will be led by guest artist Mindy Staley on May 6 at 5:45 PM Click here to learn more.
Live Concerts Make Their Return to Downtown Columbus
- Tech N9Ne’s ENTERFEAR Tour 2021 | May 26 | Express LIVE! | Tickets
- Sad Summer Festival | July 13 | Express LIVE! | Tickets
- The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show | August 13 | Express LIVE! | Tickets
Don’t Miss the Action On the Ice
Catch an upcoming Blue Jackets home game at Nationwide Arena:
- April 27, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings
- May 3, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators
- May 5, [email protected] 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators
- May 7, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings
Get the full game day experience and explore the Arena District for food and drinks before or after the game! Click here to view all the nearby restaurants and bars.
Get Ready for Clippers Opening Day
Opening Day at Huntington Park is fast approaching! The Columbus Clippers are set to play their first regular season home game on May 11. Click here to view the team’s schedule, and stock up on gear for the new season at the Clippers Cargo Store!
Making Progress at the New Crew SC Downtown Stadium
This week, the Crew SC shared photos of the pitch at the New Downtown Stadium – sod has been installed! The team will host their first home game in the Arena District on July 3. The 2021 season is already underway—check the schedule here for upcoming games at Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural July 3 match.
Park Once, Play All Day
If you’re heading to an upcoming sporting event or concert in the Arena District, you can choose from several convenient parking options, and even pre-pay and select your parking spot before the game, concert or ticketed event. Visit ArenaDistrictParking.com to secure your spot.
Get ready for a fun-filled spring and summer with sports, special events, concerts, and performances happening in the Arena District! Just a quick walk from Flats II, Flats on Vine, and Arena Crossing – the Arena District is a premier event destination.
Explore the numerous perks and amenities of available downtown Columbus apartments on the Arena District Living YouTube channel.
Do you enjoy access to downtown Columbus and walkable amenities but prefer the suburbs? Check out the Apartments at the Yard YouTube channel, with properties offering the best of both worlds.
Food & Drink
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Columbus
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Nada with a delicious Nadarita margarita! Nada is a local favorite year-round, but especially now heading into patio season! Don’t want the fun to end? Walk over to Boston’s to try out their sweet or spicy margaritas!
Make Mom Feel Special
Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 9! Plan ahead and get a special treat or make reservations for a special meal with the mom in your life. Check out some favorite spots to celebrate:
- Sunny Street Café | Get a great start to your day with breakfast or brunch on the patio.
- Buca Di Beppo | Gather with the family for classic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting.
- Rodizio Grill | Mom will love the Brazillian Churrascaria experience, with perfectly seasoned meats carved tableside.
- Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine | If chocolate is mom’s favorite treat look no further than Winans. Preorder raspberry cordials and other sweets to make her day extra special.
Catch a Ceremonial Keg Tapping
Get a taste of Hofbrauhaus Columbus’ newest craft bier the first Tuesday of every month. Stop by on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 PM for a chance to participate in the longstanding German tradition of parade and keg-tapping!
Nearly 21 months after groundbreaking, new Crew Stadium will finally open its gates.
The new $313.9 million stadium located west of the Arena District at Astor Park will officially open for the first game on July 3 when the Crew plays the New England Revolution at 5 p.m. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN.
Crew home schedule
April 18 — Philadelphia Union (FS1)
May 8 — DC United
May 29 — Toronto FC
Jun 19 — Chicago Fire
July 3 — New England Revolution (ESPN)
July 17 — New York City FC
July 21 — Nashville SC
Aug. 4 — DC United
Aug. 7 — Atlanta United
Aug. 21 — Seattle Sounders (FOX)
Aug. 27 — FC Cincinnati (ESPN)
Sept. 14 — New York Red Bulls
Sept. 25 — CF Montreal
Oct. 16 — Inter Miami
Oct. 23 — New York Red Bulls
Oct. 27 — Orlando City SC
Nov. 7 — Chicago Fire
Read the full, Columbus Dispatch article HERE.
Up Front in Cbus helps you stay up to date on everything downtown Columbus and Grandview Yard—from community events and news to dining options and apartment guides. Click here to read more weekly digests.
Celebrate Holidays in Cbus
This year the holiday season is unlike any other, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of ways to celebrate safely in Cbus! Try visiting the Holiday Blooms in the Botanical Gardens and enjoy hundreds of colorful, unique poinsettias—or take advantage of social distanced options such as drive-in activities at the South Drive-In or Community Drive-In. Experience Columbus has a great compilation of things to do to keep your mood and season merry throughout the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods.
Host a Virtual Ugly Holiday Sweater Party
If you’re looking for a creative way to have fun with friends or family this season, try hosting a virtual ugly holiday sweater party! You can craft something yourself using items around the house, or pick one up at a local store. Before the party, set the mood by decorating the space behind you or uploading a festive (or funny) video background. Then, since this is a party centered around ugly sweaters, you could put on a fashion show. Have your guests take turns strutting their stuff across the screen and hold a vote for categories like ugliest sweater, most creative, etc.
It may feel different than your traditional holiday party, but hosting a virtual event is a great way to have fun while staying socially distanced.
Enjoy a Live Performance from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
For many, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra music is a holiday tradition. While the annual concert event is typically held at Nationwide Arena, this year, the rock band will live-stream their show, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” on Friday, December 18, at 8 p.m.
Order your live-stream tickets now and place a holiday-themed carryout order from a neighborhood restaurant to enjoy during the show.
Shop and Dine Local #inGrandview
Grandview Heights is hosting Grandview Heights-OPOLY, a fun spin on Monopoly, to support the community through December 14. 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.
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.
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 downtown apartment. To get inspired, visit the Arena District Living and Apartments at the Yard Facebook albums to view submissions from residents participating in the holiday spirit contest.
If you are in search of a new apartment but short on time near the holidays, visit the Apartments at the Yard and Arena District Living YouTube channel to tour virtually, when convenient. What better gift than a new home for the holidays?
The Perfect Gift for your Pet Roommate
When buying gifts this holiday season, don’t forget about your pet roommates! 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 still in search of the perfect pet-friendly apartment, Apartments at theYard, Flats on Vine and Flats II properties allow both cats and dogs.
Food & Drink
Meet Santa Curbside at Ted’s Montana Grill
This weekend only—December 12 & 13 from 11 AM – 4 PM—when you place a curbside pickup order online or by calling (614) 227-0013, Santa will personally bring your order to the car! If you order online, please feel free to put your children’s names in the notes section so that Santa can personally address them, or simply tell our staff over the phone. Cheers to making spirits bright!
In the spirit of the season, the Arena District and Grandview Yard neighborhoods are running a giveaway for restaurant gift cards! Now through January 4, 2021, share a photo of your meal (carryout or dine-in) on social media by tagging @arenadistrict or @grandviewyard—depending on the location—for a chance to win a gift card to an Arena District or Grandview Yard restaurant of your choice.
You’ll get a double entry if you incorporate festive attire or decorations in the photo, like a Santa hat, light-up necklace or ugly holiday sweater!
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Support your neighborhood eateries this holiday season! Pair cozy movie nights with carryout or delivery from your favorite restaurants. Gift cards also make for easy stocking stuffers that last well beyond the holidays!
- Whistle & Keg | To-go growlers available to enjoy seasonal brews at home.
- Hofbräuhaus Columbus | Hofbrauhaus just tapped their festive Christmas Lager: Weihnachtsbier—a flavorful malty, amber lager with a nice hop “spiciness” in the finish.
- R Bar Arena | At-home happy hour or dine-in for the full ultimate hockey bar experience as we anticipate the Blue Jackets’ upcoming 20th
- Zoup! | Stock up on XL containers of your favorite Zoup! soup.
Health & Fitness
Give the Gift of Wellness from ADAC & Club Pilates
Gift a loved one—or treat yourself—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.
Virtual CBJ 20K
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.
In this week’s Up Front in Cbus we decided to make a blog specific to perfecting a low-key Thanksgiving. While we remain thankful for all of the positive moments, our friends and family and our love for the holiday season, Thanksgiving is shaping up to look a bit different than in years past. While many are celebrating small, there are still a lot of fun ways to make a big impact! Make the most of your low-key 2020 Thanksgiving with these ideas and tips.
Virtual Thanksgiving Dinner
The best part of Thanksgiving is sharing a meal with loved ones. If you can’t all be in the same dining room this year, one way to recreate that feeling is for households to eat together over video chat. Tools like Zoom, Skype, BlueJeans and more allow multiple individuals to see and hear each other, no matter how far away they may be.
To keep things fun, engaging, and still centered around food, try creating a shared spreadsheet amongst your group with a menu of different recipes. You can all cook the same dishes, and present the finished products over your video call. For the best groceries and ingredients in Columbus, we recommend Giant Eagle Market District, which is extremely close for residents of Grandview Yard.
Skip the Cooking
If you prefer to skip the fuss of cooking and baking this year, then you’ll enjoy the multitude of delicious, professionally prepared and ready-to-go Thanksgiving meals offered by several great restaurants in the Arena District and Grandview Yard, including:
- Buca di Beppo
- Offers a hot & ready-to-serve Thanksgiving feast for 3-6 which includes sliced white turkey meat, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
- Sunny Street Cafe
- Sleep in and eat a late Thanksgiving breakfast featuring Sunny Street’s signature Pumpkin Pancakes!
- Spice up your holiday with Nada’s tasty array of Mexican-inspired flavors, all available to-go!
- Hofbrauhaus Columbus
- You can’t celebrate a low-key Thanksgiving without some Columbus-brewed beer to quench your thirst! Stop by Hofbrauhaus in Grandview Yard and pick up a growler for yourself or as a host gift.
- R Bar Arena + Boston’s
- Looking for a more classic meal you can sit back and enjoy with the Thanksgiving football games? Both Boston’s and R Bar Arena District make the essentials you need to have yourself a great and relaxing day.
Decorate with Festive Flair
If your Thanksgiving gathering isn’t happening this year, you can still celebrate the holiday by decorating your space with minimalist fall-themed accents like pumpkims, dried flowers, colorful maize, leafy garlands and plaid decor. Even if you live alone, there are many ways to bring Thanksgiving to life inside your Columbus apartment!
One thing that will boost your mood, and your confidence is a visit to the salon — whether visiting loved ones or friends in a small group or over video chat, you’ll feel and look your best. Pamper yourself with a makeover at MY SALON Suite in Grandview Yard, which offers hair, nails, skincare and spray tan appointments all under one roof. Or, you can try a new way to stay active by booking a full-body workout at Club Pilates Grandview Yard.
Make it Memorable
What better way to reflect on the past year—and remember where you were during historical events—than by making a Thanksgiving 2020 Time Capsule you can open years later? Grab an empty shoebox or large container, decorate it and fill it with objects like newspaper clippings, a note from yourself with thoughts about the pandemic, a list of all the shows you binged, a patterned facemask, etc. Get as creative and personal as you want with this unique project!
We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving 2020!
Nationwide Arena Celebrates 20 Years
Nationwide Arena Milestones
To celebrate 20 years of Nationwide Arena this month, this interactive Arena District webpage is dedicated to the Arena and Blue Jackets’ 20th anniversary! Check out the timeline of Nationwide Arena milestone events, click through achieved construction photos and videos, and see fan’s favorite memories at the arena tagged with #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? 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 favorite events that have occurred over the course of 20 years.
Columbus Blue Jackets Celebrate 20th Season
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 try taking the “You Don’t Know Jack(ets)” quiz for a chance to win a CBJ 20th Anniversary prize pack.
Food & Drinks
Stop in for Authentic American Dining at Ted’s Montana Grill
Take a trip to the Old West and enjoy some classic American cuisine at Ted’s Montana Grill. A perfect destination for lunch or dinner, Ted’s upscale, casual restaurant offers an assortment of fresh, made-from-scratch foods, and a bar with premium spirits. Plus, the Avalon Burger is guaranteed to be delicious, whether you’re dining in or enjoying it to-go! View the full menu here.
Enjoy Fall Sweets at Winans Grandview Yard
Have you been craving a delicious fall treat? Well, look no further than Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine. The Grandview Yard location has officially stocked up on must-have sweets for the fall season. Ranging from milk chocolate pumpkin suckers to fall assorted mini jewels, you can taste the festivities in every bite. Check out the complete list of treats and try them for yourself.
Events & Entertainment
Listen to Live Music at Hofbräuhaus Columbus
Live music is back at Hofbräuhaus Columbus! Stop in on a Friday or Saturday after 6 p.m. and enjoy the very best in authentic Bavarian bier, food and entertainment. Try the restaurant’s very own haus-brewed Festbier, on tap now! Haus-brewed and delicious, this Amber Lager with a slightly spicy hint of hops in flavor and finish was made to celebrate the wedding of Prince Ludwig in its original form.
Dress Up in Your Best Costume During HighBall Halloween
The city’s most elaborate costume party, HighBall Halloween hosted by HighBall Columbus, will be taking place virtually this year. Beginning as a one-night event in 2008, and continuing to thrive over the years, HighBall Halloween’s costume contest is a way to support local artists and designers in a safe and supportive manner.
Choosing an Established Neighborhood in Arena District
Looking to live downtown in a well-kept neighborhood? Try exploring properties in the Arena District like Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine or Flats II. With bars, restaurants, and entertainment just walking distance from home, living here surrounds you with everything you need to live, work and play in style. Including patrolled security, 24-hour maintenance, and an intercom entry system, you can feel safe while living in the heart of downtown. Plus, with amenities like outdoor pools, private balconies, and an outdoor kitchen and BBQ area, you may never want to leave home. Learn more about apartment amenities and availability on the Arena District website.
Finding a Pet Friendly Apartment
Looking for a spot downtown that is pet friendly? There are plenty of Columbus Downtown Apartments to choose from. For example, Apartments at the Yard are cat and dog friendly, Arena Crossing allows your feline friends, and Flats on Vine and Flats II recently updated their pet policy, making both properties cat and dog friendly!
Live like a VIPDid you know when you live in the Arena District and Grandview Yard, you are granted special access to a Resident VIP Program? Upon move-in residents receive a VIP card which unlocks access to nearly 30 resident’s VIP offerings and discounts. Recently added, Whistle & Keg is offering residents 25% off for Happy Hour from 4-7pm every Tuesday – Friday.
Just because you are spending more time at home, doesn’t mean there aren’t still places to explore, things to do, sports to enjoy, and good food to eat. Here is your At Home Warriors guide for 5.29 – 6.4 including activities and updates in and around Columbus including carry-out, delivery, patio and select dine-in options from some of your favorite Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants, allowing you to live, work and play, safe.
We’ve been missing our hockey lately but now are ready for the playoffs! The Columbus Blue Jackets clinched a playoff spot among 24 teams. Columbus will face Toronto in the playoff qualifying series under the format announced by the league. “As we seek some return to normalcy, this is an important day, particularly for NHL fans,” Bettman said. “Since March 12, we have been hopeful and optimistic that by developing all options and alternatives, we could get to this point. I know I join sports fans everywhere when I say we cannot wait for our players to hit the ice again.” The Columbus Blue Jackets share more regarding the NHL framework towards capping the 2019-2020 season HERE.
While we are excited about the Columbus Blue Jackets playoff return, we are also excited to jump into the recreation of sports ourselves. If you’re ready to get back to the field, ice, court or diamond, you can read through a breakdown of recent requirements and resources to safely return to your love of the game: Read more from the Greater Columbus Sports Commission HERE.
Eat Local, Support Local
Carry-out, patio, dine-in
As regulations are softly being lifted, the restaurants in the Arena District and Grandview Yard are doing all they can to stay safe and carry on. While some restaurants have re-opened patios, others are continuing to add dine-in options. The restaurants are excited to serve their patrons and are thankful for the support of your carry-out business over the last couple of months.
We have been enjoying patio season in the Arena District including Whistle & Keg, now open and providing a touchless beer pour to help keep customers safe. With a wide-variety of flavors available, you can taste test and tap a variety of options, we have our eye on the Chocolate Banana Carnival Series Blond Ale, Yum!
While you are out and about this weekend in the Arena District and surrounding downtown areas, we ask that our readers please be extra precautious and stay safe.
Grandview Yard Dine-In updates: Hofbrauhaus, Jason’s Deli, Panera Bread and Winans are NOW OPEN for dine-in! Hofbräuhaus Columbus has just released a full slate of flavored biers to enjoy the season. We see you Pineapple Weizen!
View a full list of open restaurants, HERE.
Mind and Body
It is important during times of stress and change to focus on your health and wellness.
Club Pilates re-opening
Club Pilates studio has reopened! If you’re looking for a new workout, try Pilates, it’s for everyone. Health and safety measures are being taken with new studio guidelines to provide members with a safe class experience. Virtual classes are still available and easy to do from home! View class schedules and register: HERE.
Columbus Crew continues virtual workouts
This week, the Columbus Crew shows you how to replace weights with strength of your body with a series of squats, crawls, planks, mountain climbers and more. Checkout this living room workout from Kelly Roderick, asst. strength and conditioning coach HERE.
Arena District Athletic Club virtual workout library
Are you up to the challenge? View all Arena District Athletic Club high intensity, 3-minute virtual workouts, HERE.
Check out Arena Crossing’s newly furnished model home:
Our newly designer-furnished model home will have you crushing! Not only will you have the opportunity to find the apartment home and lifestyle you’ve envisioned, you’ll get inspired to make the most of your space! Contact leasing to schedule an appointment.
Contact the Arena Crossing Leasing staff to schedule a tour of the newly model home HERE
Visit the Arena District Living YouTube channel to view all property models HERE
Until next time warriors….
Just because you are spending more time at home, doesn’t mean there aren’t still places to explore, things to do, sports to enjoy, and good food to eat. Here is your At Home Warriors guide for of 5.22 – 5.28 in and around Columbus including carry-out, delivery, patio and select dine-in options from some of your favorite Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants, allowing you to live, work and play, safe.
Columbus Blue Jackets & Fox Sports Ohio
RE-LIVE THE EXCITEMENT WITH FOX SPORTS OHIO REPLAYS: Columbus Blue Jackets and FOX Sports Ohio continue to bring fans special programming while the NHL season has been paused.
- Friday, May 22 & Saturday May 23 at 8pm • 2015 NHL ALL-STAR GAME, the 2015 NHL All-Star Game featured Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno leading the home squad
- Saturday, May 24 at 8pm • CBJ v. Canadiens, aired 11.4.2016
- Monday, May 25 at 8pm • CBJ vs. Red Wings, aired 4.3.2018
We are also excited for Boone Jenner who has been named the 2019-20 community MVP for exemplifying service, dedication and leadership throughout the season.
Join the Columbus Clippers with CommUNITY First, in partnership with Feeding America, is raising funds for local food banks and honoring local heroes on the pandemic’s front lines. For every $10 donated through this campaign, one ticket to a future MiLB game will be donated to a hero of the pandemic. Donations will be distributed by Feeding America to the local food bank within the Feeding America network nearest to the selected MiLB team. If a team is not selected, funds will go to the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund, providing food assistance and supplies to communities most affected by the pandemic. Learn more HERE
Continue down the road to resilience with at home workouts with Columbus Crew SC’s Strength and Conditioning Staff. This week’s workout has an exercise with tempo (in order to mimic more resistance) followed by a similar unresisted explosive exercise. This type of training is known as a contrast training and it will help to maximize muscular recruitment for each tempo exercise. Kick off your next workout with the Columbus Crew, HERE.
EAT LOCAL, SUPPORT LOCAL
As regulations are softly being lifted, the restaurants in the Arena District and Grandview Yard are doing all they can to stay safe and carry on. While some restaurants have started re-opening patios as of last week, others are also adding dine-in options back to operations. The restaurants are excited to serve their patrons and are thankful for the support of your carry-out business over the last couple of months.
Arena District Dine-In updates: Boston’s, Buca Di Beppo, Jimmy Johns, R Bar, Rodizio Grill, Sunny Street Café, Ted’s Montana Grill and Zoup are NOW OPEN for dine-in! Whistle & Keg is also now open with a touchless beer pour to help keep customers safe.
View a full list of open restaurants, HERE.
The Red Cross is coming to Nationwide Arena for a blood drive on Thursday, May 28.
Walk-ins are welcome but scheduling in advance is preferred. Click HERE and use sponsor code: GMC.
Date: Thursday, May 28 from 10am – 4pm
Location: Front Street lobby of Nationwide Arena
Promowest TV: Many of us in and around the Arena District are missing live music from Express Live, A&R Music Bar and Nationwide Arena. While we await our next in-person music experience, we can enjoy reliving some our best nights from the comfort of our living room. Check out Promowest TV for some of your favorite Columbus performances HERE.
On another positive note, Dave Grohl, singer of Foo Fighters, has powerful words on his love and passion for live music, the effect it has had on him, the energy of the crowd and our basic needs for each other. “I don’t know when it will be safe to sing arm in arm at the top of our lungs. But we will do it again, because we have to”. Read the article HERE.
Apartment Tours online: You are practicing social distancing but are in need of finding a new home. Arena District Living and Apartments at the Yard are offering virtual tours on YouTube as well as scheduled live virtual tours with leasing consultants.
Click the links below to view apartment model and available homes and contact the leasing team by email to learn more.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Columbus:
Tour de’ Grandview Virtual June 1-12: The Tour de’ Grandview Rides on – attracting an international field of several hundred professional cyclists to central Ohio each year, as well as cycling enthusiasts and spectators from throughout the Midwest. Although this year takes a different spin, you’ll have 12 days to track your miles virtually! Earn awards when you hit each goal. Bike, Walk, Run OR Scooter! Registration closes May 31 so be sure to register HERE! This event is sponsored by the City of Grandview Heights.
Columbus Arts Fest in Place June 12-14: One of Columbus’ most anticipated events, The Columbus Arts Festival, of course, found a creative way to allow the art show to go on. The Columbus Arts Fest In Place, is happening June 12-14 and will feature the people that really bring the festival to life: Artists, volunteers, sponsors, patrons and community members. You can shop for your next art piece directly online from 2020 juried Arts Fest artists, explore artists and performers and get involved by participating in the Arts Fest Chalk Challenge! Learn More.
Ohio History Connection June 13 at 4:30 and 8:30PM: Bring the family for a classic drive-in theater experience! Watch Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark from the comfort and safety of your own car in the parking lot at the Ohio History Center. Bring your own snacks or purchase a snack pack there. The show is FREE but registration by car is required, register Learn More.
Until next time warriors….