Health and Fitness
Blue Jackets Hockey is Back!
The Columbus Blue Jackets’ 20th season on ice is here! The team is playing in the realigned Central Division this season. Check out this video from the team’s home opener to get pumped up for the season ahead! The 2021 schedule and TV broadcast information can be found HERE.
The Jackets will be playing a ton these next couple of weeks, and while Nationwide Arena remains closed to spectators during the game, you can still recreate the game-day experience by ordering carryout or home delivery from an Arena District restaurant. And if you’re looking for ways to get active this winter, there’s still time to join the CBJ Virtual 20K (ends January 30).
Illuminate Your Apartment with the 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year
The 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year are Ultimate Gray + Illuminating, and there is no shortage of ways to incorporate these uplifting shades into your Columbus apartment. Since these design trends come and go, it’s sometimes best to make small updates such as swapping out area rugs, pillows, throw blankets, wall art and other furnishings for their color-appropriate counterparts. The neutrality of Ultimate Gray makes it perfect for the kitchen and bathroom, as it can be paired with dozens of other hues.
Virtually Tour the Latest Units in Apartments at the Yard
The newest buildings to the Apartments at the Yard collection Kipton and Dorchester are available, but units are going fast! Take a virtual tour of each building to determine which layout is right for you. Discover your best move by clicking below and touring virtually on YouTube. The leasing team may also be contacted for an in-person tour or a live, virtually guided tour.
Food & Drink
Restaurant Week Columbus
It’s time again to partake in a favorite Columbus tradition, Restaurant Week! Eat well and support local restaurants during Restaurant Week from January 25 – 30. Here’s what on the menu from participating Arena District and Grandview Yard neighborhood restaurants:
- Buca di Beppo: $40 for two | $20 for one, available for dine-in and carryout
- Hofbrauhaus Columbus: $20 per diner, dine-in only
- Rodizio Grill: $30 per diner, dine-in only
Get Your Coffee Fix in Grandview Yard & Arena District
Nothing beats the winter blues better than a tasty cup of coffee, and there are multiple spots to get your caffeine fix within Grandview Yard and the Arena District. Here are just a few great coffee shops to choose from:
- Brekkie Shack
- Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wines
- Panera Bread
- Starbucks (Giant Eagle Market District)
- Sunny Street Café
- Starbucks (Nationwide Arena)
- Tim Hortons (Huntington Park)
Make Hofbrauhaus Columbus Your Game-Day Destination
Did you know Hofbrauhaus Columbus is one of the best places in Columbus to watch live sports? From NFL to NHL, you’ll have access to every game on dozens of HDTVs. Don’t miss out on game-day specials and the upcoming February bier of the month, Doppel Bock.
Health & Wellness
Move Your Winter Workout Indoors
With chilly temperatures and New Year resolutions on the mind, the Arena District Athletic Club is a great option for moving your workout indoors. Exceed your 2021 fitness goals with the help of ADAC’s variety of cardio machines, weight equipment, and experienced personal trainers. Consider trialing the Arena District Athletic Club today—Arena District residents are encouraged to check Active Building for a special offer!
Vote The Grand Event Center for 2021 Best of Columbus Weddings
The Grand Event Center in Grandview Yard has been nominated as one of the ‘2021 Best of Columbus Weddings’ venues! This dynamic space has been host to wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and celebrations over the years—creating truly magical moments for couples throughout Central Ohio. Take part in the annual readers’ poll on SurveyMonkey and vote for The Grand by February 7.
Donate Blood with the Columbus Clippers
The Columbus Clippers are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host another blood drive at Huntington Park! On Thursday, January 28, Huntington Park will open its gates to donors from 10 AM – 4 PM.
Visit the Red Cross website and use the sponsor code “clippers” to register!
Congratulations to the Columbus Crew SC
We are proud to celebrate the Columbus Crew SC becoming MLS Cup Champions! A championship is always a special moment, but after facing challenges like relocating and taking on new ownership, this is more than just a victory. Congratulations Columbus Crew SC! Can’t wait until next season? Watch the new stadium progress on this live Downtown Construction Camera.
Celebrate Holidays in Cbus
This year the holiday season is unlike any other, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of ways to celebrate safely in Cbus! If you’re looking for a fun experience, visit the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for Holiday Blooms, and enjoy hundreds of colorful, unique poinsettias—or take advantage of social distanced options such as drive-in activities at the South Drive-In or Community Drive-In. Experience Columbus has a great compilation of things to do to keep your season merry throughout the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Dining & Beauty Services
There’s nothing like a fantastic meal during the holidays – whether it’s at a restaurant or within the comforts of your own home. And if you’re doing the cooking, why not pair your traditional homemade dishes with a carryout cocktail or growler from a neighborhood restaurant or bar?
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Book Winter Services at MY SALON Suite
It’s important to find a way to lift your spirits and treat yourself to some self-care this winter! MY SALON Suite in Grandview Yard is your one-stop-shop for beauty services—with talented professionals available specializing in haircare, skincare, nails, and airbrush tanning. Find a local professional and get yourself looking fresh for winter. Once you make an appointment, stop inside a nearby restaurant before or after—brunch, coffee and wine are just steps away!
Kick-it in the Arena District
Life is a home run when you live in the city’s premier sports destination. With a new, walkable Columbus Crew stadium coming 2021, our new normal looks pretty sweet in the Arena District!
- Walk to your favorite restaurants and bars
- Bike through trails, parks and connective routes
- Walk to Huntington Park, Nationwide Arena and the new Crew Stadium in 2021
- Enjoy modern interiors and spacious living at Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Flats II
Virtually Tour Apartments Over the Holidays
There’s no place like home for the holidays, but if you are in search of a new and exciting home to kick off your new year, there are virtual tour options available. Check out the Apartments at the Yard and Arena District Living YouTube channels to explore your options, stay warm and save energy during this busy time of year.
Health & Fitness
Join ADAC and Save!
The Arena District Athletic Club offers custom membership options to fit your needs. Offering a spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment, ADAC offers the perfect location to get your heart rate up while staying active this winter. And for a special holiday promotion, new members can join now for six months and get a 7th month free: JOIN.
Virtual CBJ 20K
Don’t forget, registration for the Columbus Blue Jackets OhioHealth CBJ 20K is open! The Virtual 20K, in recognition of the upcoming 20th NHL season, welcomes all runners and walkers. The rules are simple—just run or walk 20 kilometers (approx. 12.4 miles) anywhere, anytime, between January 11-30, 2021.
Register by December 28, and CBJ will mail you your race bib, event shirt and finisher’s medal before the event! Sign up for this virtual race event taking place in January at CBJ20K.com.
Celebrate Holidays in Cbus
This is a holiday season unlike any other, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of ways to celebrate safely in Cbus. Experience Columbus has a great compilation of things to do to keep your mood and season merry throughout the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, Columbus Gives Back is offering several volunteer opportunities for young professionals to participate in, ensuring a happy holiday season for all of Cbus.
Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs
When buying gifts this holiday season, don’t forget about the dogs! Whether it’s your own pet or a friend or family members, furry friends deserve presents too. To find a list of the top items to get their tail wagging, check out great gift ideas from BarkEats—a Columbus-based dog-food delivery company and the maker of BarkBox.
If you are searching for a new downtown Columbus apartment home over the holidays and need to ensure it is pet-friendly, check out Apartments at the Yard, Flats on Vine and Flats II properties which allow both cats and dogs.
Enjoy Virtual Holiday Performances
Although live performances have been postponed this season, you can still treat yourself to a delightful experience with virtual holiday performances in Columbus! Purchase tickets online and enjoy everything these performances have to offer right from the comfort of your home. Watch a collection of eight short plays during Madlab Presents: A Very Covid Christmas—or reminisce with Charles Dickens during the timeless classic A Columbus Christmas Carol. Performances run through December 27, so pick your favorite story, sit down with a tasty snack and make this a season to remember.
Grandview Heights-OPOLY is Happening Now
Grandview Heights is hosting Grandview Heights-OPOLY, a fun spin on Monopoly, to support the community this holiday season. Anyone can play, and many Grandview Yard businesses are joining in on the fun. Collect all of the properties for a chance to win gift baskets just in time for the holidays! Prizes range from $25 gift baskets to $150 value baskets. Don’t wait too long to start —the game runs through December 14.
Click here to register. And make sure to keep your eye out for the Shop Local – Dine Local logo as you support local businesses throughout Grandview Heights.
Food & Drink
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Are you more of a Christmas ale or a holly jolly cocktail fan? Luckily, there are a ton of festive brews to try this time of year! Arena District bars and restaurants have local brews and creative cocktails to fit your fancy. Residents are lucky to have so many options nearby—neighborhood happy hour or weekend brunch is just a few steps away!
- See what’s on tap at Whistle & Keg.
- Hofbrauhaus just tapped their festive Christmas Lager: Weihnachtsbier. A flavorful malty, amber lager with a nice hop “spiciness” in the finish.
- Warm up with a seasonal coffee or latte from Winans (Grandview Yard), Brekkie Shack (Grandview Yard) or Sunny Street Café (Arena District).
Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants are open for dine-in, carryout and delivery service. If you’re planning to dine at a restaurant, don’t forget your mask, and call ahead to confirm holiday hours and availability where seating may be limited.
Health & Fitness
Stay Fit this Season
2020 is coming to an end, which means it’s time to escape the cold weather and bring your workout indoors! By joining the Arena District Athletic Club, located in the heart of the Arena District, you can have access to private training sessions and a variety of amenities, all while staying warm indoors. Hours of operation vary, but with the spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment ADAC has to offer, you’ll enjoy exercising all season long. Join now and discover new ways to keep your heart rate up this winter.
Residents of the Arena District receive a special 6-month membership offer with VIP rewards perks. If you are a resident, contact leasing for your promo code and receive a 6-month membership at $68/month.
Virtual Races in Cbus this Month
Don’t forget, the Columbus Crew SC Virtual 4 Miler is taking place this weekend, December 4-6. Additionally, registration for the Columbus Blue Jackets OhioHealth CBJ 20K is now open! The Virtual 20K, in recognition of the upcoming 20th NHL season, welcomes all runners and walkers. The rules are simple—just run or walk 20 kilometers (approx. 12.4 miles) anywhere, anytime, between January 11-30, 2021.
Register by December 28, and CBJ will mail you your race bib, event shirt and finisher’s medal before the event! Sign up for this virtual race event taking place in January at CBJ20K.com.
Apartment Decorating for the Winter Holidays
It’s that time of the year! Time to pull out your holiday decorations and add some sparkle to your Columbus apartment. To help you enhance your decorating skills, here are some winter tips to make your apartment’s holiday transition easier this year.
- Hang a festive wreath on your front door – for a fulfilled activity, make your own
- Light a holiday candle – checkout the newest holiday scents from Candle Lab
- Brighten up dull furniture with holiday-themed throw pillows
- Place your indoor holiday tree in front of a window for neighborly visibility
- Add some live greenery to your balcony space like a small pine tree – available at Giant Eagle Market District Grandview Yard
- Make a winter centerpiece using natural elements like pinecones and greenery
Food & Drink
Take a Break from Cooking this Holiday Season
Thanksgiving is shaping up to look a lot different for many this year—so why not let someone else do the cooking? While the holiday may not be what you’d traditionally expect, you can still celebrate safely with your household and support neighborhood eateries by enjoying a delicious prepared meal from the comfort of your home! Whether you’re near the Arena District or Grandview Yard, there is a dish for everyone. Restaurants can accommodate your dining service preference, whether it’s dine-in, carryout, or delivery.
Note: If you’re planning to dine at a restaurant, don’t forget your mask! You may also want to call ahead to confirm holiday hours and availability where seating may be limited with socially distanced tables.
Play Along with Grandview Heights-OPOLY
Grandview Heights is hosting Grandview Heights-OPOLY, a fun spin on Monopoly, to support the community this holiday season. Anyone can play, and many Grandview Yard businesses are joining in on the fun. Collect all of the properties for a chance to win gift baskets just in time for the holidays!
Prizes range from $25 gift baskets to $150 value baskets. Get ready to play—the game runs from November 27-December 14. Click here to register. And make sure to keep your eye out for the Shop Local – Dine Local logo as you support local businesses throughout Grandview Heights.
Rock Out for the Holidays
Enjoy a Live Performance from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
For many, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra music is a holiday tradition. While the annual concert event is typically held at Nationwide Arena, this year the rock band will live-stream their show, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories”, on Friday, December 18, at 8 p.m. The broadcast will include an electrifying 90-minute performance featuring the story and music that started it all.
Order your live-stream tickets now and place a carryout order from a neighborhood restaurant to enjoy during the show.
Health & Fitness
Find a Way to Stay Active this Season
Although the weather is becoming increasingly cold, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active! By joining the Arena District Athletic Club or Grandview Yard’s Club Pilates, you gain access to private training sessions and a variety of member amenities, all while staying warm and socially distanced. Both locations offer a spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment that you can enjoy throughout the season.
Participate in Virtual Races in Cbus this Month
Virtual races are a great outdoor activity, plus they help to support local initiatives. Some upcoming races include the Columbus Clippers Virtual 4 Miler, taking place November 20-22, and the Columbus Crew SC Virtual 4 Miler, taking place December 4-6. Less than 100 spots remain for the Virtual Columbus Crew SC 4 Miler, so register before it’s too late!
Self-Care at MY SALON Suite
If you’re looking for a private atmosphere to be pampered in during the holiday season, MY SALON Suite at Grandview Yard is the perfect destination! Featuring nail services, massages, spray tans, facials, haircuts, injectables, laser treatments and more, MY SALON has anything and everything you need to look and feel your best. Find a salon professional and book your appointment online here.
Make the Most of Your Apartments Office Space
Nowadays, home isn’t just a place to lie your head at the end of the day—for many, it’s also become a temporary extension of your office. Turning your apartment into a functional office space can be difficult; that’s why Columbus Downtown Apartments developed this blog outlining how to make the most of your apartment office space.
For example, if your space is starting to feel cramped, try seeking out apartments that offer floor plans with extra space, such as a one-bedroom with a den, as featured in Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard.
Investing in the right desk, chair, shelves and storage should complement your furniture and décor. It’s important to have the necessary accessories to complete your space. If you currently have a roommate or partner, consider two- or three-bedroom floor plans—for the newest apartments in booming Grandview Heights, check out the Junction and Kipton buildings now.
Up Front in Cbus 9.4 – 9.10
FOOD & DRINK
Celebrate Oktoberfest: Hofbrauhaus Columbus is gearing up for Oktoberfest and the Golden Festbier was just tapped: A flavorful Lager with a slightly spicy hint of hops in flavor and finish. Try it now and come back for more during Oktoberfest festivities, Sept 11-12 & Sept 18-19.
Food & Football: Fuel up for the NFL season with pizza, wings, and brews! Boston’s has a full menu to select from to please any appetite. Order carryout, dine on the patio, or grab a table in the dining room. Bonus: they have a great Resident VIP deal for Arena District and Grandview Yard residents!
Make your Labor Day sizzle: Labor Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by ordering premium, ready to cook steak, ground beef and bison from Ted’s Montana Grill? Steaks and grind are delivered to your front door the very next day with a custom seasoning for the perfect at-home meal. Learn more: HERE.
Kipton Apartments: Now accepting fall and winter applications, the Kipton buildings are the latest phase to the popular Apartments at the Yard development in Grandview Yard neighborhood. Now the 7th phase of apartment buildings, the Kipton buildings are comprised of 218 apartment homes and feature one, two and three-bedroom flats that range in size from 733 sq. ft. to 1,446 sq. ft. Discover your next home – start by taking a virtual tour HERE.
Make the best of your temporary home office: For many of us in Columbus and beyond, our apartment homes have become more than a place for relaxation—they have temporarily become an extension of the office.📎 Follow these five tips to nail your apartment office space
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Start a fitness routine with the Arena District Athletic Club: Missing your workout routine? The Arena District Athletic Club has reopened and members are impressed with the enhanced cleaning protocols and procedures. New members can join, here.
Vision Services: The Grandview Vision Center is scheduling routine vision services including eye exams, glasses, & contacts. They also have a great selection of eyewear!
Blood Drive Wednesday, September 9: Visit redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: STINGER) to make your blood drive appointment. For a limited time, the Red Cross is also offering a FREE COVID-19 Antibody test with every blood donation.
Flats II Apartments – offering the shortest commute to everywhere: Live at Flats II apartments and enjoy convenient access to I-670 and the city’s freeway system. Grab your sneakers or bike (or even rent one right outside your apartment) and head out on the trails that connect to the Olentangy bike trail system. Contact the leasing team at 614.225.1500, or send a quick email. Take a virtual stroll around Flats II Apartments HERE.
Find peace of mind in the Arena District: When choosing a downtown Columbus apartment, you may also want to factor in what safety features your desired neighborhood offers. Find peace of mind when you live at Flats II apartments, located in the established Arena District. The Arena District neighborhood offers renters of Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Flats II apartments neighborhood perks including Nationwide bike patrol security and a well-kept neighborhood. In addition, all of the Arena District apartments offer controlled building access, 24-hour emergency maintenance aUp Front In Cbusnd secure parking options. Learn more about the neighborhood HERE.
FOOD & DRINK
Whether you are working from home or in the downtown area and need a quick meal on the go, Arena District restaurants offer a variety of options to fuel up at lunchtime:
Order from Zoup’s menu of daily soup, salad, sandwich, and mac selections. The curbside carryout service is convenient for on the go!
The Arena District Jimmy John’s has an outdoor patio to enjoy your sub sandwich in the sunshine.
Start your mornings with a coffee boost and a sweet or savory breakfast from a locally owned shop:
Arena District Athletic Club: The Arena District Athletic Club is open and accepting new members. The friendly club staff can help you reach your fitness and wellness goals. Members have access to all weight training, cardio, and fitness equipment which are spaced appropriately for social distancing measures. Head over to ArenaAthletic.com to join as a new member!
Get outside: What a better way to clear your head than out on the water? Outdoor Pursuits is offering a professionally guided kayak paddle on the Scioto River next Saturday, September 5. Kick off your plans to get your kayak on by registering HERE. Arena District residents enjoy the benefit of living within a walkable distance of the Scioto Mile promenade and Bicentennial Park water feature. In addition to the proximity, Parks Edge residents have a spectacular view of the Columbus skyline and leisure activities along the riverfront.
Food & Drink
Whistle & Keg – You can now pair your craft beer with Tommy Dogs at Whistle & Keg. The revamped kitchen offers specialty hot dogs and a build your own dog menu, along with sides and sweets. Stop in to enjoy with a brew on the patio or place a delivery order to your home! Could these look any more delicious? View the new menu HERE.
Buca Di Beppo: Want that fresh from the oven, fill your apartment with the smell of delicious Italian food, wine in your pj’s kind of vibe? Check out Buca Di Beppo Take and Bake options including Lasagna, Baked Ziti and Baked Rigatoni. Order HERE. Or, view the dine-in menu HERE for the full Buca Di Beppo experience. The outdoor patio is an inviting al fresco dining atmosphere. They also offer pre-made carry-out options if you prefer to pick up something hot and ready!
Hofbräuhaus Columbus Welcomes Pups on the Patio: The Hofbräuhaus Columbus Biergarten is a perfect spot to sip on a summer lager this weekend! Cheers to sunshine and great bier 🍻 🐶 Did you know you can bring your furry friends? You will enjoy the great menu appetizers while your pet enjoys homemade pretzel treat
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MY SALON Suite – The local beauty professionals at MY SALON Suite Grandview Yard can help you get looking and feeling your best for fall and back to school. Hair and nails, skincare, and airbrush tanning services from the best stylists in Cbus can be booked HERE.
Club Pilates: If you are looking for a new way to exercise and feel good about your body, try Pilates – it’s for everyone. The Grandview Yard Club Pilates studio is offering a 20% off special, you can reserve a membership for 20% off your first 3 months. You’ll be proud of what you can do! Book a free intro class HERE.
Arena District Athletic Club: The Arena District Athletic Club is a clean and modern gym conveniently located in the heart of the Arena District and features top-of the line equipment, top-notch personal trainers and a wide variety of fitness classes. The club has recently reopened to members and is currently offering a month to month plan at just $68/month. Join now and start working toward accomplishing your fitness goals HERE.
Kipton: Your. Best. Move. Apartments at the Yard, located in Grandview Heights, continues attract new and renewing renters. With an award-winning leasing team, urban conveniences and a suburban vibe – you get the best of both worlds. Plus, with 7 phases of apartment buildings that each have their own unique design elements, you’re sure to find a new home that compliments your personal taste and style.
Fall in love with the newest apartment addition to Grandview Yard, the Kipton. The leasing team at Grandview Yard is now accepting fall and winter applications for these brand new, beautiful apartments. Click HERE to contact the leasing team. View other offerings in Apartments at the Yard on the YouTube channel HERE.
Flats II Apartments: Secure your apartment in the heart of downtown Columbus. The Arena District offers neighborhood patrolled security, secure building access and the power of proximity including access to I-670, McFerson Commons, The Scioto Mile, and countless dining and carryout options. If a beautiful, modern kitchen is what you crave, Flats II apartments offers modern interiors including granite countertops, kitchen backsplash, plank flooring, and modern lighting. Take a virtual tour of Flats II apartments HERE. Or, view all Arena District Living YouTube videos HERE!
Gift of Music: Music is not only good for the soul, it is good for the community. PromoWest Productions is teaming up with the Columbus Music Commission in the #GiftofMusic instrument drive. From August 29-30 and September 5-6, you can donate any previously owned instruments to help the mission of bringing music to Columbus City Schools’ students. Learn more about this giving opportunity including over 10 no-contact, curbside drop-off locations HERE. There is one nearby at the Greater Columbus Convention Center!
Columbus Blue Jackets Playoff Games: Hockey is Back, #5thLine! The Columbus Blue Jackets have their game faces on and are taking the ice this Sunday, August 2. The Jackets face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-five qualifying round series. View the full 2020 game schedule HERE.
Where to watch: R Bar is hosting watch parties for the playoff games with sound on. Game specials include $5 Labatt tall boys, Sam Adams draft, and Truly tall boys, and stinger bombs are $3 during the last two minutes of first and second period. They will also be raffling off swag bags and a gift card to R Bar!
The game will be played outside on the patio (must be seated at table) and reservations are recommended for inside seating. To make a reservation, email [email protected] The $20 per person deposit for reservations goes toward the bill.
Ted’s Butcher Shoppe: Experience the premium quality of Ted’s hand-cut steaks and fresh ground meat at home with Ted’s Butcher Shoppe. Select your favorite Ted’s premium cuts or specialty box and have America’s best bison and beef delivered fresh to your door the next day – order HERE.
Pups on the Patio: The Hofbräuhaus Biergarten is a perfect spot to sip on a summer lager this weekend! Cheers to sunshine and great bier 🍻 🐶 Did you know you can bring your furry friends? You will enjoy the great menu appetizers while your pet enjoys homemade pretzel treat
Ohio State Fair Anywhere: Being one of the most anticipated events of the summer, we were excited to see the Ohio State Fair Anywhere event hosted online! Not only can you shop the fair, check out the barn, enter contests and relieve past fair concerts, you can also enjoy your Ohio State Fair fried favorites at home! With fair food tutorials you can make your deep fried oreos, fair fries, walking tacos, lemon shake-ups and more HERE! Explore the Ohio State Fair Anywhere HERE.
Flats II Kitchens: Looking for a Columbus Downtown Apartment? Stop looking and start living at Flats II Apartments! Flats II has incredible kitchen features including contemporary lighting, wood style plank flooring, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and subway tile backsplash. Give your new cooking skills the proper kitchen with an apartment set to entertain. Learn more about Flats II HERE.
Kipton North building accepting fall applications: Whether you are ready to move now or thinking ahead, it’s never too early to talk to our leasing team. The Apartments at the Yard Kipton North building is the newest apartment building to Grandview Yard and is now accepting applications for the fall. Need to find a home now? Contact the leasing team to set up a virtual or in-person appointment or get the scoop on move-in ready apartment homes – 614.222.2460. Learn more about Kipton North HERE.
Food & Drink
National Tequila Day is Friday, July 24: Who needs icing on the cake when you can get salt on the glass! Nada is featuring a new cocktail for National Tequila Day! The ‘Los Cosmos’ pairs Blanco tequila + raspberry + citrus, available this weekend only. Or get a to-go Nadarita to enjoy at home anytime! If you’re looking for more ways to cool off on hot summer days, try these additional tequila-based beverages from neighboring Arena District restaurants: Boston’s: Cucumber & Cilantro Margarita, R Bar Arena: $5 Palomas, or choose from five hand-crafted margaritas at Ted’s Montana Grill.
Whistle while you don’t work over the weekend or grab a drink for happy hour through the week! Whistle & Keg not only offer endless taps of craft beer, they also have a great little corner bar to enjoy your favorite cocktails.
Try Sunny Street Café’s seasonal Watermelon Lemonade which includes watermelon ice cubes, or a Watermelon Splash Smoothie for an alcohol-free option. Yum!
To keep with the theme, we also wanted to highlight one of our favorite brunch dishes, boozy pancakes. This stack of ADULT chocolate chip pancakes is topped with candied pecans, two strips of thick-cut smoked bacon, and a side of bourbon maple syrup. View the full brunch menu from Hofbräuhaus Columbus.
Hockey in our hearts: John Haferman, the Columbus Ice Hockey Club co-founder has been nominated by the Columbus Blue Jackets for a national award. Hired in 1989 to introduce sports opportunities to all kids, despite their backgrounds, he worked hard to promote a “Hockey is for Everyone” program in Columbus encouraging anyone who wanted to get on the ice. He is one of three finalists for the Willie O’ Ree Community Hero Award and NGFL honor that goes to one individual each year for going above and beyond to spread the joy of sports. Vote for John HERE. Read the full article HERE. View all three finalists HERE.
Hockey is Back, Cbus! The Columbus Blue Jackets are gearing up now for the postseason. They face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-five qualifying round series beginning on Sunday, August 2. Games will be played in Toronto but that doesn’t mean the 5th Line won’t be ready for puck drop in a few short weeks!
The CBJ Postseason Fan Pack is available now for fans to get in on the action and do some good for the community. Each order includes the official t-shirt of the Blue Jackets’ 2020 postseason, a commemorative postseason poster, and a Stanley Cup playoff pin while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.
Support your favorite Arena District restaurants and bars during the postseason! Now is the time to keep CBJ game day traditions alive, whether it’s a pregame drink on a patio or ordering a carryout meal to enjoy while cheering on the team from home.
Virtual sports events training with the Columbus Sports Commission: From a Virtual Fore! Miler to the 2020 Komen Columbus Virtual Race for the Cure and The Community Cup Virtual 5k Race, there are plenty of ways to stay distanced while being active this summer. The Community Cup, presented by Columbus Foundation, is in its third year of rallying Central Ohio organizations to compete in skills events, build camaraderie and promote the importance of physical fitness. Instead of serving as the official kick-off of the Community Cup, this year’s 5K Race, presented by Village of Obetz, will be held virtually and is open to anyone who wishes to run, regardless of if their team is signed up for the corporate challenge. Get more details at HERE and get to running!
Fall move-ins: Whether you are ready to move now or thinking ahead, it’s never too early to talk to the leasing teams in the Arena District and Grandview Yard leasing. This week, Flats II apartments are highlighting the Syrah floor plan, available this September and Apartments at the Yard is pre-leasing for the second of two new Kipton buildings with move-ins available in the fall (pictured above).
Need to find a home now? Contact the leasing team to set up a virtual or in-person appointment or get the scoop on move-in ready apartment homes HERE.
At Home Warriors 6.19 – 6.25
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 6.19 – 6.25. Get in on the action or take action in and around Columbus through digital events and activities, open dining options, community support initiatives and more.
Community Days at Franklin Park Conservatory: Community Days are a chance for Franklin County and City of Columbus residents to enjoy free admissions to experience art, culture and nature on the first Sunday of the month in July and August. Reservations are available for Sunday, July 5 and August 2. Spots are filling up, claim your spot HERE.
COSI Connects: The Franklin County Commissioners and COSI have formed a partnership in an attempt to strengthen child learning while camps and summer programming have been affected by the pandemic. COSI Connects is COSI’s digital doorway for at-home science discovery and learning. They provide exciting and engaging science through COSI videos and hands-on learning you can experience at home. Learn more HERE.
Mid-Ohio Foodbank – volunteer opportunities: Sorting and packaging, shopping for groceries and community gardening are just a few ways you can get involved in volunteering your time at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. During times of hardship, especially, your time and dedication are so important in serving Ohio families that need nourishment. Feel good and give back. Learn more about volunteer opportunities HERE.
Celebrate Juneteenth in Columbus: Juneteenth is an annual celebration to commemorate the official end of slavery in the United States. From free festivals to park barbeque, marches and pop-up markets, Experience Columbus has put a great list together of ways to show support and get involved this weekend HERE.
During this time of change, you may have realized you are ready for a new home – a bigger workspace, closer proximity to parks and recreation, a swimming pool, whatever you are searching for, there are options available. The sales and leasing teams in the Arena District and Grandview Yard want you to feel comfortable, whatever your preference – an online virtual tour, a video walk-through or an in-person tour, they are ready to help you find your new home and preferred lifestyle.
- Parks Edge Condominiums: Your lifestyle has an address, make Parks Edge condominiums in the Arena District, your new home. With some of the best views Columbus Downtown has to offer, you’ll enjoy picture-postcard views of the Columbus skyline and riverfront through your floor-to-ceiling windows and from your private balcony. With modern appliances, designer finishes and access to surrounding amenities and rooftop pool, you’ll appreciate the elevated lifestyle experienced as a Parks Edge homeowner. Tour Virtually HERE, or contact the sales team to learn more: 614.221.9900.
- Flats II Apartments: As a Flats II resident, proximity is everything, within a minute walk to the pool and fitness facility located at the Flats on Vine clubhouse, nearby parks including McFerson Commons and the Scioto Mile, access to the resident only VIP program; providing discounts and promotions to neighboring businesses and events, plus beautiful interiors including granite countertops, wood-like plank flooring, and modern lighting. Discover the perfect home in the heart of downtown Columbus. View Flats II virtually HERE, or contact the leasing team to schedule an in-person tour 614.225.1500.
Carry-out, patio, dine-in
Father’s Day is this Sunday – treat the dad in your life to a special meal this weekend in downtown Columbus!
- Now open for dine-in in the Arena District: Boston’s, Buca Di Beppo, Jimmy Johns, R Bar, Rodizio Grill, Sunny Street Café, Ted’s Montana Grilland Zoup.
- Grandview Yard Dine-In updates: Hofbrauhaus,Jason’s Deli, Panera Bread and Winans are NOW OPEN for dine-in!
We also found some unique gift ideas from Grandview Yard businesses:
- Winans Grandview Yard: Treat dad to a Winans chocolate-dipped Bourbon or Old-Fashioned bottle and a classic Bourbon Cherry, in partnership with Watershed Distillery. Order HERE.
- Hofbräuhaus Columbus: Give dad a membership in the 1589 Growler Club for something unique! Includes a 64 oz. ‘drink tank’ growler with lifetime warranty, monthly growler fills and additional discounted fills. Get More Information
More food news:
- Boston’s Pizza is now offering resident nights to Arena District and Grandview Yard residents when you show your VIP card! Enjoy 25% Monday – Thursday. View full offer and additional resident VIP details HERE.
- Zoup! is now offering coffee and breakfast services! Breakfast menu items available 7:30am – 10:30am Monday-Friday. Coffee is served all day and food selections include breakfast sandwiches, berry bread, and a sandwich + drink combo.
Sports and Fitness
Fox Sports Replays: Re-live the excitement, more game replay dates announced!
- Tuesday, June 23 at 8pm • CBJ vs. Capitals, aired 12.16.2019
- Wednesday, June 24 at 8pm • CBJ vs. Red Wings, aired 12.17.2019
- Thursday, June 25 at 8pm and Friday June 26 at 12pm • CBJ vs. Kings, aired 12.19.2019
TBT – The Basketball Tournament
Carmen’s Crew, The Ohio State alumni team and TBT defending champion, have been given the top overall seed in this year’s 24-team field. All TBT games this summer will be played under quarantine at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, from July 4-14. Carmen’s Crew is organized by former Ohio State Buckeyes star Jared Sullinger (2010-12). Sullinger will coach Carmen’s Crew for the second straight year alongside Evan Turner (2007-10) and Leon Rodgers (Northern Illinois).
TBT’s opening round will take place from July 4-5. The quarterfinals will be held on July 10 and July 11 with the semifinals on July 12. The 2020 TBT Championship Game will be played on July 14, when one player will hit a shot to win his team $1 million.
For more information on Carmen’s Crew and this year’s TBT, visit TheTournament.com.
Club Pilates: Club Pilates is open and taking extra precautions to make the studio safe and clean by sanitizing every piece of equipment between classes. View the class schedule online: https://www.clubpilates.com/location/grandviewyard
Until next week warriors – please stay safe and continue to show support and love to each other.