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Health and Fitness

What Your Columbus Apartment Pet Needs to Feel at Home

If you own a pet and recently moved—or are thinking about moving to—a downtown Columbus apartment, there are several things you can do to make that furry friend feel immediately at home. But before we go into those details, you should know the types of pet that are allowed in your apartment complex.

Flats on Vine | Flats II | Grandview Yard

  • Allows cats and dogs up to 50 lbs.
  • Max of 2 pets per apartment home

Arena Crossing Apartments

  • Allows cats only
  • Max of 2 cats per apartment home

Take Plenty of Walks

Once you’ve selected the right Columbus apartment for you and your pet, it’s time to get acclimated. Arena District dog owners can go on a short walk to the Columbus Downtown Dog Park on 4th St. for some exercise and fraternization, while Grandview Yard residents can take a scenic river drive to nearby Scioto Audubon Dog Park. Check out our blog post for several more dog-friendly places near your Columbus apartment—there’s no shortage of walkable areas for residents and their pets to explore!

Get Some Pet Furniture

Cats and dogs like to have their own space in order to maximally adapt to apartment life. Some cozy furniture in a roomy corner of the living room or bedroom can make your pet feel like royalty and do wonders for their sense of happiness. This can include a plush bed, warm blanket, a soft rug or scratching post. 

Play Brain Games

Brain games are a good way to get pets to better adapt to the environment around them. For example, if there are certain areas of the apartment you want your pet to use more often than others, hide treats in those areas. This makes it seem like those spots have more to do and find, and they’ll be more apt to explore. 

Unleash Their Inner Window Watcher

Whether dog or cat, pets love windows. As territorial animals, they need to see the line between their territory—your apartment—and the outside world. While many downtown Columbus have oversized windows showing panoramic views, it’s also a good idea to provide a window perch to make your pet feel bigger and perceive dominance over their domain. 

Give Them Interactive Toys

Pets crave stimulation, and play time is a big part of that entertainment. But for the few of us that don’t work from home, or are gone for consistently prolonged periods of time, be sure to stock up on self-stimulating toys for your pet to enjoy while you’re out. There are plenty of smartphone activated toys that allow you to engage with your furry friend no matter how far away you may be—which is especially nice if you just want to relax when you return home. 


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Columbus Community

Honoring Black History Month in Columbus

With one more week of Black History Month to celebrate, Experience Columbus detailed some of the many events, exhibitions, discussions and activities you can participate in to honor the observance. Click here to check out the blog and explore their running list of things to do. 

Bring History to Life with Grandview History Walks

Grandview Heights is a beloved community in Columbus and you’re invited to explore some of its local legend with the free History Walks app. The self-guided tour shares the history behind old buildings and tells fascinating anecdotes about the people and organizations that once called Grandview Heights home—all while walking in and around the area’s many landmarks. A newly added tour called “To Utopia and Back” features Grandview Yard! Click here to learn more.

Admire the Orchids at Franklin Park Conservatory

Orchids are admired by millions for their colorful and fragrant blooms. Now, you can visit Columbus’ Franklin Park Conservatory to see thousands of these vibrant flowers up close. Witness gorgeous arrangements and take in the senses during this limited-time exhibition, ending March 7. Click here to reserve your tickets. 

The Grand Event Center Wins WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award

Each year, WeddingWire couples vote on their favorite wedding venues. Now, the rankings are in, and The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard has won the 2021 Couples’ Choice Award! This dynamic space has been host to wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and celebrations over the years, and will continue to create magical moments for couples throughout Central Ohio.

 

Sports

Watch the Blue Jackets in Action

Don’t miss the Columbus Blue Jackets action during their 20th season on the ice. The 2021 schedule and TV broadcast information can be found HERE. You can still recreate the game-day experience by watching at a neighborhood bar, ordering carryout or delivery from an Arena District restaurant. 

Enjoy Open Skate at OhioHealth Ice Haus

Looking for a fun winter activity to do indoors? Grab some friends and take part in open skating at the OhioHealth Ice Haus. Open seven days a week during select times, the ice rinks are freshly zamboni’d and ready for action. Due to COVID, advance tickets must be purchased—click here to learn more. 

Columbus Living

Lease Amenity-Filled, Move-In Ready Apartments for Spring & Summer

Are you looking to make a move in the spring or summertime? Don’t wait to start your search, reserve your next apartment home now. Check out what makes Columbus Downtown Apartments in the Arena District and Grandview Yard your top choice for summer fun. From the rooftop pool at Arena Crossing to the Yard Club amenities building in Grandview Yard, you’re sure to make a splash in 2021! Plus, as a resident of these neighborhoods, you can take advantage of the Resident VIP program, show your resident black card and receive exclusive discounts and offerings from nearly 30 restaurants, and service providers. 

Explore the amenities of available apartments in downtown Columbus—click here to see Arena Crossing Apartments amenities, click here to check out Apartments at the Yard amenities, and click here to view Flats on Vine and Flats II amenities. 

 

Food & Drink

Can’t Stand the Cold? Zoup! & Panera Bread to the Rescue

Winter is soup season in Columbus, and for good reason—there’s no better way to beat the cold than a hot, hearty and flavorful cup of bouillon. Two nearby soup spots provide the warm deliciousness you’re looking for, Zoup! In the Arena District and Panera Bread in Grandview Yard. 

Get Lent Specials at Buca di Beppo

If you recognize the season of Lent, Buca di Beppo Arena District is the place to go for fantastic specials. Choose from rich, buttery linguine & clams, or fresh lemon shrimp scampi. Visit their website to place your order now for to-go, dine-in or delivery. 

Resident VIP Highlight | Giant Eagle Market District Curbside Express

Did you know that as a resident of a downtown Columbus apartment, you’re entitled to a discount code offering FREE curbside express pickup on orders of $75 or more? Never wait in a checkout line again—simply order online, drive to the curbside express area and get your groceries delivered to your car without lifting a finger. Refer to your VIP program overview or ask your leasing office for your discount code.

 

Health & Fitness

Stay Fit at Arena District Athletic Club & Club Pilates

Stay in shape amidst the frigid weather with a membership to a nearby fitness studio! Both the Arena District Athletic Club and Grandview Yard’s Club Pilates offer custom membership options to fit your needs. Offering a spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment, both venues offer the perfect place to get your heart rate up while staying safe this winter.


Up Front in Cbus | January 22 – February 4

Sports

Blue Jackets Hockey is Back!

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ 20th season on ice is here! The team is playing in the realigned Central Division this season. Check out this video from the team’s home opener to get pumped up for the season ahead! The 2021 schedule and TV broadcast information can be found HERE.

The Jackets will be playing a ton these next couple of weeks, and while Nationwide Arena remains closed to spectators during the game, you can still recreate the game-day experience by ordering carryout or home delivery from an Arena District restaurant. And if you’re looking for ways to get active this winter, there’s still time to join the CBJ Virtual 20K (ends January 30).

 

Columbus Living

Illuminate Your Apartment with the 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year

The 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year are Ultimate Gray + Illuminating, and there is no shortage of ways to incorporate these uplifting shades into your Columbus apartment. Since these design trends come and go, it’s sometimes best to make small updates such as swapping out area rugs, pillows, throw blankets, wall art and other furnishings for their color-appropriate counterparts. The neutrality of Ultimate Gray makes it perfect for the kitchen and bathroom, as it can be paired with dozens of other hues. 

 

Virtually Tour the Latest Units in Apartments at the Yard

Up Front in Cbus | January 22 - February 4

The newest buildings to the Apartments at the Yard collection Kipton and Dorchester are available, but units are going fast! Take a virtual tour of each building to determine which layout is right for you. Discover your best move by clicking below and touring virtually on YouTube. The leasing team may also be contacted for an in-person tour or a live, virtually guided tour. 

Virtually tour Kipton.

Virtually tour Dorchester

Contact Leasing

 

Food & Drink

Restaurant Week Columbus

It’s time again to partake in a favorite Columbus tradition, Restaurant Week! Eat well and support local restaurants during Restaurant Week from January 25 – 30. Here’s what on the menu from participating Arena District and Grandview Yard neighborhood restaurants:

 

Get Your Coffee Fix in Grandview Yard & Arena District 

Nothing beats the winter blues better than a tasty cup of coffee, and there are multiple spots to get your caffeine fix within Grandview Yard and the Arena District. Here are just a few great coffee shops to choose from:

Grandview Yard

Arena District

 

Make Hofbrauhaus Columbus Your Game-Day Destination

Did you know Hofbrauhaus Columbus is one of the best places in Columbus to watch live sports? From NFL to NHL, you’ll have access to every game on dozens of HDTVs. Don’t miss out on game-day specials and the upcoming February bier of the month, Doppel Bock.

 

Health & Wellness

Move Your Winter Workout Indoors

With chilly temperatures and New Year resolutions on the mind, the Arena District Athletic Club is a great option for moving your workout indoors. Exceed your 2021 fitness goals with the help of ADAC’s variety of cardio machines, weight equipment, and experienced personal trainers. Consider trialing the Arena District Athletic Club today—Arena District residents are encouraged to check Active Building for a special offer! 

 

Community

Vote The Grand Event Center for 2021 Best of Columbus Weddings

The Grand Event Center in Grandview Yard has been nominated as one of the ‘2021 Best of Columbus Weddings’ venues! This dynamic space has been host to wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and celebrations over the years—creating truly magical moments for couples throughout Central Ohio. Take part in the annual readers’ poll on SurveyMonkey and vote for The Grand by February 7. 

 

 

Donate Blood with the Columbus Clippers

Up Front in Cbus | January 22 - February 4

The Columbus Clippers are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host another blood drive at Huntington Park! On Thursday, January 28, Huntington Park will open its gates to donors from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Visit the Red Cross website and use the sponsor code “clippers” to register!

 


Up Front in Cbus | December 18-24

Columbus Community

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?

 

Breakfast & Brunch:

Brekkie Shack | Order Christmas morning breakfast! Preorder for pickup Dec. 23 or 24: HERE

Sunny Street Cafe | A bright spot for a hearty breakfast, try Sunny Street’s winter pancake specials: Wildberry Crumble and Cinnamon Roll.

 

Lunch & Dinner:

Buca di Beppo | Spending the holidays together, virtually? Buca makes it easy to get into the holiday spirit with catering options available for pickup, curbside or delivery.

Hofbräuhaus Columbus | Pilsner Bier is the December Brewer’s Choice! Golden, clean and crisp but with a bit more hops, this Pilsner is refreshing to the max. Or if you’re looking to bring in the holiday season, check out their festive Christmas Lager, it’s sure to spread holiday cheer. If you’re anticipating a family get-together, grab a Family Meal to-go.

Nada | Escape the cold with Modern Mexican for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Nada has dine-in and curbside carryout service options.

 

 

GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

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 generously sized 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!

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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!

 

 

Columbus Living

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!

 

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.


Up Front in Cbus | December 4-10

Columbus Community

Celebrate Holidays in Cbus

This is a holiday season unlike any other, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of ways to celebrate safely in Cbus. Experience Columbus has a great compilation of things to do to keep your mood and season merry throughout the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, Columbus Gives Back is offering several volunteer opportunities for young professionals to participate in, ensuring a happy holiday season for all of Cbus.

 

Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs

When buying gifts this holiday season, don’t forget about the dogs! Whether it’s your own pet or a friend or family members, furry friends deserve presents too. To find a list of the top items to get their tail wagging, check out great gift ideas from BarkEats—a Columbus-based dog-food delivery company and the maker of BarkBox.

If you are searching for a new downtown Columbus apartment home over the holidays and need to ensure it is pet-friendly, check out Apartments at the Yard, Flats on Vine and Flats II properties which allow both cats and dogs.

 

Enjoy Virtual Holiday Performances

Although live performances have been postponed this season, you can still treat yourself to a delightful experience with virtual holiday performances in Columbus! Purchase tickets online and enjoy everything these performances have to offer right from the comfort of your home. Watch a collection of eight short plays during Madlab Presents: A Very Covid Christmas—or reminisce with Charles Dickens during the timeless classic A Columbus Christmas Carol. Performances run through December 27, so pick your favorite story, sit down with a tasty snack and make this a season to remember.

 

Grandview Heights-OPOLY is Happening Now

Grandview Heights is hosting Grandview Heights-OPOLY, a fun spin on Monopoly, to support the community this holiday season. Anyone can play, and many Grandview Yard businesses are joining in on the fun. Collect all of the properties for a chance to win gift baskets just in time for the holidays! Prizes range from $25 gift baskets to $150 value baskets. Don’t wait too long to start —the game runs through December 14.

Click here to register. And make sure to keep your eye out for the Shop Local – Dine Local logo as you support local businesses throughout Grandview Heights.

 

Food & Drink

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Are you more of a Christmas ale or a holly jolly cocktail fan? Luckily, there are a ton of festive brews to try this time of year! Arena District bars and restaurants have local brews and creative cocktails to fit your fancy. Residents are lucky to have so many options nearby—neighborhood happy hour or weekend brunch is just a few steps away!

  • See what’s on tap at Whistle & Keg.
  • Hofbrauhaus just tapped their festive Christmas Lager: Weihnachtsbier. A flavorful malty, amber lager with a nice hop “spiciness” in the finish.
  • Warm up with a seasonal coffee or latte from Winans (Grandview Yard), Brekkie Shack (Grandview Yard) or Sunny Street Café (Arena District).

Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants are open for dine-in, carryout and delivery service. If you’re planning to dine at a restaurant, don’t forget your mask, and call ahead to confirm holiday hours and availability where seating may be limited.

 

Health & Fitness

Stay Fit this Season 

2020 is coming to an end, which means it’s time to escape the cold weather and bring your workout indoors! By joining the Arena District Athletic Club, located in the heart of the Arena District, you can have access to private training sessions and a variety of amenities, all while staying warm indoors. Hours of operation vary, but with the spacious, clean and thoroughly sanitized environment ADAC has to offer, you’ll enjoy exercising all season long. Join now and discover new ways to keep your heart rate up this winter.

Residents of the Arena District receive a special 6-month membership offer with VIP rewards perks. If you are a resident, contact leasing for your promo code and receive a 6-month membership at $68/month.

 

Virtual Races in Cbus this Month

Don’t forget, the Columbus Crew SC Virtual 4 Miler is taking place this weekend, December 4-6. Additionally, registration for the Columbus Blue Jackets OhioHealth CBJ 20K is now open! The Virtual 20K, in recognition of the upcoming 20th NHL season, welcomes all runners and walkers. The rules are simple—just run or walk 20 kilometers (approx. 12.4 miles) anywhere, anytime, between January 11-30, 2021.

Register by December 28, and CBJ will mail you your race bib, event shirt and finisher’s medal before the event! Sign up for this virtual race event taking place in January at CBJ20K.com.

 

Columbus Living

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Apartment Decorating for the Winter Holidays

It’s that time of the year! Time to pull out your holiday decorations and add some sparkle to your Columbus apartment. To help you enhance your decorating skills, here are some winter tips to make your apartment’s holiday transition easier this year.

  • Hang a festive wreath on your front door – for a fulfilled activity, make your own
  • Light a holiday candle – checkout the newest holiday scents from Candle Lab
  • Brighten up dull furniture with holiday-themed throw pillows
  • Place your indoor holiday tree in front of a window for neighborly visibility
  • Add some live greenery to your balcony space like a small pine tree – available at Giant Eagle Market District Grandview Yard
  • Make a winter centerpiece using natural elements like pinecones and greenery

 


Up Front in Cbus | November 20-26

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.

 

Columbus Community

Up Front in Cbus | November 20-26

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.

Join ADAC or Club Pilates now and discover new ways to keep your heart rate up this winter. Both are participants in the Resident VIP program!

 

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!

Additionally, registration is now open for the Columbus Blue Jackets CBJ Virtual 20K,  in recognition of their upcoming 20th NHL season! Register for the January virtual race event at CBJ20K.com.

 

Lifestyle

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.

 

Columbus Living

Up Front in Cbus | November 20-26

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.


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FOOD & DRINK

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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.

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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!

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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.

LIVING

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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.

Up Front In Cbus | 9.4-9.11

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

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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.

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Vision Services: The Grandview Vision Center is scheduling routine vision services including eye exams, glasses, & contacts. They also have a great selection of eyewear!

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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.


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LIVING

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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.

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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:

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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:

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Brekkie Shack is a local favorite for delicious breakfast, lunch and brunch. The bakery case is always stocked with made-from-scratch delights!

Winans Grandview Yard has everything a coffee lover needs, plus specialty chocolates and wine!

 

MIND AND BODY

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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!

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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.

 


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 Food & Drink

Whistle and Keg

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

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!

Hofbrauhaus Columbus

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

Self-Care

My Salon Suite

Hair by Maria Bella Conway

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

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 Athletic

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.

LIVING

Kipton

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!

Music

Give the gift of music. Student instrument drive.

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!


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SPORTS

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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.

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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.

Boston’s will also be showing the playoff games with the sound on.  Dine-in or grab a seat on the patio. Reservations are not required but are being taken, call (614) 229-4275. Drink specials include PBR $3 Pint, $5 32 oz. and $3 Pink Whitney shots!

Whistle & Keg has inside seating and outside patio space to watch the games. They are ready for puck drop with Labbatt Blue and Labbatt Blue Light 16 oz cans as well as on tap. To-go growlers are 50% off for those watching the games at home.

If you’re planning to watch the games and enjoy your meal at home, tune into Fox Sports Ohio and Fox Sports GO. Learn more ways to watch at twitter.com/FOXSportsCBus.

Grab your swag: Don’t forget to grab your CBJ Postseason Fan Pack! 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. GO JACKETS!

New to the Crew: The Black & Gold have fans ready to stomp and cheer from the new Nordecke! View the recently released renderings HERE. This section of the new Arena District stadium will feature a tifo rigging system, capo stands, two patio decks, and the largest beer garden for an MLS stadium (the Nordecke Beer Garden). Fans can follow construction progress by watching the Downtown Stadium Construction Cam.

 

FOOD & DRINK HIGHLIGHTS

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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.

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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

CBUS CONNECT

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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.  

 

LIVING 

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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.

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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.