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Apartment Living with Pets: Do’s and Don’ts

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:


Pet waiting by door
Do | Let Your Pet Get Plenty of Exercise

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.

Pet-friendly apartments in downtown Columbus include: Arena Crossing (cats only), Flats on Vine, Flats II, and Apartments at the Yard in Grandview Heights.


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.

Cat sitting by window
Don’t | Disregard Pet Proofing

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.

Up Front in Cbus | June 4 – June 18

Columbus Community

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. 

Outdoor Theatre 

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.


Columbus Living

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.


Columbus Entertainment

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.


Columbus Sports

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.

Cheers, Dad

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!

Up Front in Cbus | April 23 – May 7 

Columbus Community

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

Don’t miss out on the countless concerts and performances happening at Nationwide Arena and Express LIVE! this year! Stay updated on the latest events by visiting the Arena District Events page here.



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 to secure your spot.


Columbus Living

 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!

It’s a date: new Crew Stadium will open July 3 against New England

Article originally published in the Columbus Dispatch by Jacob Myers

Photos: Doral Chenoweth/Dispatch

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 | December 11-17

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.

Columbus Community

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

Up Front in Cbus | December 11-17

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.



Columbus Living

Apartment Decorating for the Winter Holidays

Up Front in Cbus | December 11-17

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 theYardFlats on Vine and Flats II properties allow both cats and dogs.


Food & Drink

Meet Santa Curbside at Ted’s Montana Grill

Up Front in Cbus | December 11-17

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

Up Front in Cbus – Thanksgiving Edition

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

Up Front in Cbus - Thanksgiving Edition

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!
  • Nada
    • 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

Up Front in Cbus - Thanksgiving Edition

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!


Pamper Yourself

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!

Up Front in Cbus | October 9-16

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.

Up Front in Cbus | October 9-16

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.



Columbus Living

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.

At Home Warriors 5.29-6.4

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.


At Home Warriors 5.29-6.4

CBJ playoffs

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.

Recreational Sports

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.

At Home Warriors 5.29-6.4

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!

Arena District Dine-In updates: Boston’sBuca Di BeppoJimmy JohnsR BarRodizio GrillSunny Street CaféTed’s Montana Grill and Zoup are NOW OPEN for dine-in!

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 DeliPanera 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!

At Home Warriors 5.29-6.4

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.

At Home Warriors 5.29-6.4

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.


At Home Warriors 5.29-6.4

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….

At Home Warriors 5.22-5.28

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.

At Home Warriors 5.22-5.28


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.

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Columbus Clippers

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

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Columbus Crew

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

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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.

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Grandview Yard Dine-In updates: Hofbrauhaus, Jason’s Deli, Panera Bread and Winans are NOW OPEN for dine-in!

View a full list of open restaurants, HERE.

Support Local

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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.


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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.

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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….

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Just because you are 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 5.15 – 5.21 in and around Columbus including carry-out, delivery and patio dining options from your favorite Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants.


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We are more than ready for patio season in the Arena District and Grandview Yard. PATIO’S ARE NOW OPEN! It’s been a long road for all of us and the restaurants can’t wait to see you.


  • Stay Positive: As some of us are looking toward going back to work and the economy is starting to reopen, some of us are still dealing with stress, anxiety and continued work from home set-ups. This FREE Beyond Breath, online intro to happiness will teach you the power of your breath and meditation to relieve stress, ease anxiety and boost your immune system. Register HERE.
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  • Club Pilates: Club Pilates is offering virtual workouts. View weekly class offerings HERE. Call (614.776.0282) or e-mail the studio to get signed up!
  • Arena District Athletic Club: Are you up to the challenge? View all Arena District Athletic Club 3-minute virtual workouts, HERE.


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As many of us are currently working from home, and some of us are shifting to a permanent work from home environment, it is important to designate a specific space in your home to work. If you currently have a one-bedroom apartment and are feeling cramped, the Arena District and Grandview Yard offer many 1-bedroom options which include a den, perfect for transforming into a formal work space and lighter on the pocket than a full two-bedroom.

One-bedroom with a den available now:

Need some inspiration? Read these steps to creating the perfect home office from Apartment Guide HERE or shop great office furniture options from Value City Furniture Here.


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  • Along the Scioto Mile Puzzle: Choose your difficulty level with a 6-piece to 897-piece virtual puzzle. Click HERE
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  • Wexner Center of Arts Virtual Screenings: Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t get a taste of film and culture. The Wex offers a variety of film and documentary screenings you can enjoy right from your living room. Here are a couple we thought looked interesting:

-Band of Outsiders: Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave twist on the gangster film follows two young ne’er do wells who fall for luminous              Anna Karina while enlisting her to pull off a robbery…in her aunt’s villa. The film’s mad dash through the Louvre and impromptu café              dance sequence have been mimicked by filmmakers ever since. (97 mins, digital video) Learn more HERE.

-What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael: “An exquisitely crafted documentary about the woman who was arguably the greatest movie              critic who ever lived.” (-Variety) Learn more HERE.

  • Met Opera streams: Metropolitan Opera is offering free nightly shows! This weekend view Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Verdi’s Nabucco. Week 9 happening’s HERE.
  • Neighborhood Bingo: Celebrate the Arena District and Grandview Yard neighborhoods with at-home bingo! Take a stroll through McFerson Commons, complete an at-home workout with Arena District Athletic Club, order in your favorite food from neighboring restaurants! Play your friends and neighbors in a game of bingo and tag us socially with your completed bingo card for extra bragging rights!  Arena District Living bingo HERE Apartments at the Yard bingo HERE.


  • The (Virtual Columbus Job Fair): Unfortunately for some, the pandemic has had a negative effect on employment status. On Wednesday, June 3 at 1 pm, you will have a chance to meet employers face to face, virtually. Click HERE to register for The (Virtual) Columbus Job Fair.
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  • 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.

Until next time Warriors…