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Up Front in Cbus | April 9 – April 23

Sports

Mark your calendars; this spring and summer are going to be action-packed! From Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park to the New Crew Stadium, the Arena District is a premier three-stadium sports destination.

Get back into your game day traditions and check out the Food & Drink page for a full list of open restaurants and bars to patron in the Arena District!

Upcoming Blue Jackets home games at Nationwide Arena:

April 10, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. ET – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks

April 12, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. ET – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks

 

Clippers Welcome Fans to Preseason Games

The Columbus Clippers announced that fans will be permitted to watch preseason exhibition games at Huntington Park beginning Friday, April 16! Season ticket holders will be given first priority for tickets, and remaining tickets will be available for $5. Learn more at milb.com/columbus and get ready to root for our beloved home team!

The Clippers regular season home opener at Huntington Park is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11. View the 2021 season schedule to start planning which games you’ll be attending this year.

The Clippers Cargo Store is now open and filled with your favorite Clippers gear. Open Tuesday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., stop by and shop for the upcoming season.

 

Crew SC Matchday

Crew SC Matchday comes to the New Downtown Stadium in the Arena District on July 3. The season is already underway, so check out the schedule for upcoming games at the Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural match on July 3.

 

Concert Announcements

You can now also add live concerts to your list of events to look forward to in the Arena District this year!

  • PromoWest Productions announced Caamp is scheduled to play two back-to-back outdoor shows at Express LIVE!, August 27 and 28. Presale tickets to see the popular American folk band with Ohio roots go on sale Monday, April 12 at 10 AM. Regular tickets will be available on Ticketmaster.com on Friday, April 16. Visit promowestlive.com for more information regarding the venue’s reopening plans.
  • Eric Church is bringing The Gather Again Tour to Columbus! Fans are excited for an opportunity to “gather again” at Nationwide Arena on Saturday, September 18. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, May 7 at 10 AM at EricChurch.com, get yours before they’re gone! Fan Health & Safety protocols are expected to evolve according to changing standards and public health directives, visit Nationwide Arena or EricChurch.com for further updates.

 

Columbus Community

Take in the Sights at Columbus Blooms

Franklin Park Conservatory is hosting Columbus Blooms, a dazzling celebration of spring, from April 1-30. Its gardens will be filled with more than 125,000 tulips, narcissus, crocus, hyacinth and other stars of the season. Take a break and immerse yourself within thousands of blooms before the season is over.

 

Food & Drink

Hello, Patio Season

As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, more and more restaurants in Columbus are opening up their patios. If you’re looking for a spot to dine outside, embrace springtime on these neighborhood patios:

  • Nada – Enjoy chips, guac and margs. Need we say more?
  • Sunny Street Café – Always a bright spot for breakfast and lunch.
  • Hofbräuhaus – Their large and inviting biergarten is the perfect spot for patio biers.

But wait, there’s more: visit ArenaDistrict.com or GrandviewYard.com for a full list of neighborhood restaurants and bars.

 

Earth Day, April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at these Environmentally Friendly Restaurants

Brekkie Shack – Sustainability initiatives at Brekkie Shack include composting, recycling and utilizing reusable materials that sum up to diverting 90% of its output away from the landfill. The composting company the restaurant uses, GoZero, said, “In 2020, Brekkie Shack composted a total of 10,993 pounds. That is equivalent to taking a car off the road for 500 days!”

Ted’s Montana Grill – The restaurant’s take-away containers are reusable and made from recycled material, and the cups and cutlery are made from corn starch and are 100% compostable. Swing by for authentic American cuisine to support the business’s efforts on Earth Day.

Grandview Yard/Apartments at the Yard is LEED-certified

Up Front in Cbus | April 9 - April 23

In 2014, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the Grandview Yard development pre-certification as a LEED Neighborhood Development Plan (LEED-ND), making it among the Midwest’s fist LEED-ND Silver neighborhoods.

Preservation, conservation, and innovation: The design and development decisions were less about construction, and more about neighborhood. Learn more in this video: Grandview Yard LEED Certification.

 

Columbus Living

Enjoy Various Outdoor Amenities

Now that the weather is warm and there is more to embrace outdoors, you’ll want to check out all of the neighborhood amenities the Arena District and Grandview Yard have to offer. If you’re looking to take a dip and cool off, Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Yard Club include gorgeous in-ground outdoor pools to use at your convenience. If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, walk or bike ride over to a nearby park like McFerson or Ray E. DeGraw Park. Plus, there are running paths that connect Grandview Yard to the Scioto mile and bike rental stations just outside of the ADAC on Nationwide Blvd and on the corner of Yard. So, pick your favorite activity and take advantage of these spring-ready outdoor amenities!


Up Front in Cbus | March 26 – April 9, 2021

Sports

Columbus Clippers Season is Almost Here

Clippers baseball is just one month away — mark your calendars and get ready to root for the Clippers during their 2021 season! Opening Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11 at Huntington Park, with a six-game homestand against the Omaha Storm Chasers. Click here to view the full slate of Clippers home games, several of which will feature special giveaways, deals and themes. 

Columbus Crew Stadium Has an Opening Date 

The Crew SC announced this week that the New Crew Stadium will open Saturday, July 3 for the team’s inaugural match in their new downtown home in the Arena District! A vision decades in the making, Columbus’ “Stadium Row” will come to fruition this year. From Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park to the New Crew Stadium, read why The Columbus Dispatch dubs the Arena District as the “new nexus of Columbus”: http://spr.ly/6189HUPqZ 

The team recently unveiled the Inaugural Stadium Kit for the 2021 season as well as the local food vendor lineup within the stadium. Stay tuned for more Crew SC news leading up to matchday in the Arena District!

Watch College Basketball at Boston’s

As the next rounds of the college basketball tournament are heating up, don’t forget to support your neighborhood bars and restaurants by stopping in for the games or ordering carryout if you’re watching from home. Boston’s is a favorite go-to this time of year, located right across from Nationwide Arena and down the street from Huntington Park – choose from specialty or traditional pizzas, apps, wings, and more. 

 

Columbus Community

Columbus Venues and Visitor Destinations Achieve Cleanliness Accreditation

As Columbus venues, hotels, and attractions plan for welcoming out-of-town visitors back to Central Ohio, residents can take pride in the efforts made to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. The GBAC STAR Global Cleanliness Accreditation is the cleaning industry’s gold standard and many Arena District and Grandview Yard venues have already received this recognition: The Greater Columbus Convention Center, Nationwide Arena, Hyatt Regency Columbus, and Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU.

The Grand Event Center, Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU, Arena District Athletic Club, and Hilton Columbus Downtown are currently pursuing accreditation. To view the full list and learn more, visit the Experience Columbus GBAC STAR webpage.

Practice Stress Relief with Creative Mindfulness

Looking to reduce stress? The Columbus Museum of Art is offering a program every second Thursday of the month titled, “Creative Mindfulness”. The 30-minute mid-day event begins with a mindfulness-based relaxation practice that helps you tune into the present moment, followed by a session of slow art-making. 

“Creative Mindfulness” is inspired by a new topic each month, and includes different guest artists who share unique exercises. Follow along or focus on your own creative process—SIGN UP HERE for the next session on April 8 from 12:30-1 PM. 

 

Food & Drink

Put Together the Perfect Easter Basket at Winans

Assemble the perfect Easter or springtime gift basket with specialty chocolates and candies from Winans in Grandview Yard! From premium chocolate bunnies to a wide variety of flavored eggs, Winans has everything you need and for a sweet celebration.

Enjoy Easter Brunch in Downtown Columbus

Looking for a place to enjoy Easter brunch in downtown Columbus? Here are some neighborhood eateries to consider:

 

Come Out to Hofbrauhaus Columbus Family Night

Celebrate Family Night on the second Tuesday of every month at Hofbrauhaus Columbus, including on April, 13! Kids eat free for every adult entree purchased! Visit the Haus’ Facebook page to learn more about this monthly, kid-friendly promotion.

 

Columbus Living

Up Front in Cbus | March 26 - April 9, 2021

Don’t Miss Apartments at the Yard on the Urban Living Tour

On Sunday, May 2, take a self-guided tour of living options in downtown Columbus—including Grandview Heights’ Apartments at the Yard—during the Urban Living Tour. It’s a fun way to explore the city, browse potential living situations and learn more about the city’s beautiful urban spaces. CLICK HERE to register for the Urban Living Tour now. 

Become a Resident VIP Today

As the resident of the Arena District and Grandview Yard, you automatically become a Resident VIP, granting you access to nearly 30 special discounts and promotions throughout the year. Learn more about each program below and enjoy the perks that come with living in convenient, mixed use developments. 


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 | February 5-19

Valentine’s Day in Columbus

Valentine’s Day Experiences

With Valentine’s Day coming up, there are several romantic (and socially-distant) experiences for couples to enjoy in Columbus. If you’re still thinking of ways to impress your Valentine this year, here are a few local gift options:

 

Valentine’s Day Sweets + Eats

Don’t wait until the last minute to make your Valentine’s Day plans! Whether you’re treating your partner, friends or yourself, here is a list of eateries offering savory specials for the holiday everyone will love.

  • Winans Chocolates + Coffee + Wines
    • You can pre-order Winans chocolate-covered strawberries through February 7, Valentine’s Day drinks are also available, and of course they have plenty of chocolate, wine, and gifts for your Valentine!
  • Brekkie Shack
    • Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday, which is every brunch lover’s dream! Treat your valentine to something savory and sweet at Brekkie Shack.
  • Ted’s Montana Grill
    • Ted’s will be celebrating Valentine’s Day weekend with extended hours of operation and special Chef’s Features. Don’t want to dine out? The Arena District restaurant will feature a Valentine’s Day Butcher Box available for purchase here
  • Rodizio Grill
    • Rodizio’s limited number of Valentine’s Day tables are filling up fast. Don’t wait until the last minute. Reserve your table today for a fine, romantic Brazilian-style dinner.
  • Hofbrauhaus Columbus
    • Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day menu inspired by the flavors of Germany! Hofbrauhaus offers carryout, as well as growlers and crowlers to go. Reserve now.
    • Hofbrauhaus is on the Columbus Ale Trail! Pick up a map at any participating brewery and start your journey discovering the best brews in Cbus.

 

Columbus Living

Why do residents Love living in Columbus?

Well for starters, 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 VIP offerings and discounts. 

Adding to the excitement, Fried Chicka Bang is now offering Arena District and Grandview Yard residents 10% off their order Wednesday through Sunday. Hofbrauhaus Columbus is also offering a VIP resident night—with the first one starting February 18—featuring $10 off of $30 when you show your VIP card. 

Explore more benefits of luxury living and virtually tour a downtown Columbus apartment on the Apartments at the Yard and Arena District Living YouTube pages. 

Decorate Your Apartment for Valentine’s Day

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by decorating your apartment in lovey-dovey fashion! Surprise your partner by making a heart out of red & white balloons (or anything really), incorporate plants and flowers throughout the home or make a Valentine gallery wall! Click here to read more ways to decorate your apartment for Valentine’s Day.  

 

Food & Drink

Make Boston’s Your Game Day Destination

If you need a place to watch the big game with friends, look no further than Boston’s in the Arena District. This neighborhood sports bar is known for their delicious pizza, a full bar, friendly staff, and of course plenty of TV’s to catch the action live. 

Ted’s Montana Grill Now on DoorDash!

Wishing you could enjoy a fresh and juicy bison burger from the comfort of your couch? Ted’s Montana Grill is now officially on DoorDash! Get ultra-tasty, one-of-a-kind meals delivered straight from this popular Arena District restaurant, right to your door. Click HERE to order now.

 

Sports

Let’s Go Blue Jackets!

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. While Nationwide Arena remains closed to spectators during the game, you can still recreate the game-day experience by watching at a neighborhood bar, ordering carryout or delivery from an Arena District restaurant

Columbus Crew SC

The very first seats were just installed in the Columbus Crew SC’s new Downtown Stadium! There may be snow on the ground now, but it will be worth the wait to experience a Crew game in the Arena District, a premiere sports entertainment destination. Visit CrewStadium.com for the latest stadium updates, renderings, Crew SC news, and a construction cam.


Cannon Blasts: A championship for Columbus

Article originally published on The Cannon by Pale Dragon

On Saturday night, the Columbus Crew won their second MLS Cup with a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders. A championship is always a special moment, but this was something out of a Hollywood screenplay. Just over three years ago, it was announced that the team would be relocated to Austin, Texas. Two years ago, new ownership took over which would keep the Crew where they belong, right here in Columbus. Next summer, a gorgeous new stadium will open up in the Arena District, meaning this game was the final playoff game in Mapfre Stadium, the first pro soccer specific stadium in the US.

Many Blue Jackets players were posting their support before, during, and after the game. Elvis Merzlikins even managed to score one of the few tickets to the game:

Riley Nash, meanwhile, was like the rest of us who were watching from home:

I have to agree with the team’s official account here. We’re all very proud of what the Crew accomplished.

The week that was

The NHL is getting closer to starting the 2020-21 season, with word that the league and the players had agreed not to amend the CBA signed this summer. Now they have to figure out what special rules will apply to the season, including roster sizes and playoff format. The dates to start are not set, but it’s being widely reported that training camps will start between December 28 and January 1, with the season starting by January 13. We’re just two weeks from that camp start date for the seven non-bubble teams so hopefully an official announcement is coming soon.

The other bit of news from last week was the rumored realignment of the divisions. This realignment is necessary due to the border restrictions between the US and Canada. Rachel wrote about the divisions here. If I may quote myself from the comments, here is how I see the Blue Jackets faring in this temporary Central Division:

Within that set of four, I see the Jackets as slightly behind Carolina, slightly ahead of Nashville, and a step or two ahead of Florida. So, over 8 games each:

3-5 or 4-4 vs. Carolina

5-3 or 4-4 vs. Nashville

5-3 or 6-2 vs. Florida

Probably 1-7 or 2-6 against Tampa. 6-2 against Minnesota and Chicago. 7-1 against Detroit.

34-22, so somewhere from 68-74ish points depending on how many OTL.

On the 31 Thoughts podcast, Eliotte Friedman said that Minnesota may be swapped out for either St. Louis or Dallas. Either would make the division more difficult, and take a few wins off of my projection.

Before that news came out, The Cannon Cast discussed some past and future Blue Jackets stars.

The Jackets 20 series went with an old and new player, one a captain and one a future captain. First, Will remembered Ray Whitney’s great 2002-03 season. Then, MrSwift13 reminisced about the trade that brought Seth Jones to Columbus. I did not remember how much I disliked the trade at first, but I am very glad to be wrong.

BurkusCircus52 wrote a fanpost with his alternate concepts for the Reverse Retro jersey.

Mark Scheig at The Hockey Writers spoke to Nick Foligno about his wife Janelle’s new children’s book.

Seth Jones and Zach Werenski both made the list of NHL Network’s Top 50 Players. Do you agree or disagree with their rankings?

Presented without comment

Play me out

Only one song to play after a Crew win:

Looking for gifts and events to keep you busy this holiday season?

Clippers Cash makes a great Holiday gift!

Use at Huntington Park at the Columbus Clippers Cargo Store to buy tickets, or concessions.

Available in $1, $2, $5 and $10. |Purchase online through the Cargo Store or call 614-462-2757.

CBJ Virtual 20K

Celebrate the 20 years of the Columbus Blue Jackets by participating in the OhioHealth CBJ Virtual 20K!

The Virtual OhioHealth CBJ 20K is open to all runners and walkers. The rules are simple and easy: Sign up and then run or walk 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) anywhere at anytime between January 11-30, 2021.


Up Front in Cbus | September 18-24

Food & Drink

614 Restaurant Week Ends Saturday

Have you had a chance to enjoy (614) Restaurant Week? If not, there’s still time! This mass celebration of Columbus restaurants ends Saturday, and there are countless options to choose from—including Arena District’s own Rodizio Grill. For $30, enjoy an exclusive, three-course Brazilian-style meal filled with pure deliciousness. Call some friends, reserve your table and come hungry!

Celebrate the Last Weekend of Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus Columbus

This Friday and Saturday marks the last weekend for Hofbräuhaus Columbus’ annual Oktoberfest celebration! Much like last weekend, the event will feature great bier, tasty dishes and live, German-inspired music—all executed in a safe setting. Get this event on your calendar and enjoy this longstanding tradition.

Boston’s Resident VIP Offer Updated

Wonderful news for members of the Columbus Downtown Apartment Resident VIP programBoston’s Arena District has updated their offer to include 25% off your entire bill Monday through Friday, extending the applicable hours to 4-10 PM! With football season in full swing, there’s no better time to take advantage of this exclusive dine-in deal.

 

Columbus Living

Up Front in Cbus | September 18-24

Pets Are A Part of the Family at Flats II

Looking for a new apartment for you and your furry friend? Flats II in the Arena District just re-leashed (see what we did there) an updated, more expansive pet policy! Not only will your companion enjoy great perks like nearby parks and green space, but you’ll have access to state-of-the-art amenities including Resident VIP perks, outdoor pool and spa, an athletic facility, valet dry cleaning and more. Click here to virtually explore the community.

Apartments at the Yard Offers A Little Something for Everyone

If you want to live in an apartment close to Columbus, without all the hustle and bustle, then Apartments at the Yard in Grandview Yard is your ideal option. The community’s Baldwin, Porter and Pullman buildings feature trendy interior design and are within walking distance of featured service and restaurant amenities. Check out this video for a glimpse into life at the Yard.

If you want to go a step further, the newly built, ultra-modern Kipton building is now accepting 2020 fall and winter applications for spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom flats—click here to take a virtual tour of the property.

Parks Edge North Accepting Contracts for Final Phase

Ready to buy brand-new condominium in Columbus? Primely located in the Arena District, close to the Scioto Mile and overlooking McFerson Commons Park, Parks Edge North is the third and final phase of Parks Edge condominiums—offering a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom condo units. In addition to featuring top-of-the-line amenities, Parks Edge North condominium owners are also eligible for a 15-year, 100% property tax abatement. Get a quick glance at construction progress on Facebook.

 

Mind & Body

Up Front in Cbus | September 18-24

Get Your Fall Makeover at MY SALON Suite in Grandview Yard

The start of a new season signals it’s time to treat yourself! MY SALON Suite in Grandview Yard is your one-stop-shop for beauty—with talented stylists available for haircare, skincare, nails, massage, spa and more. Find a local professional and get yourself looking fresh for fall. Once you make an appointment, stop inside a nearby restaurant before or after—brunch, coffee, and wine are just steps away!

Arena District Athletic Club Accepting New Members

Need a new gym? The recently reopened Arena District Athletic Club is now accepting members! There’s no better time to join—with special month-to-month membership options and a variety of amenities for members, there’s more reason than ever to enjoy ADAC’s quality equipment, luxury locker rooms, personal trainers, social distanced equipment and open spacing for safe workouts.

 

Entertainment

Go Behind the Scenes in Columbus with the Live Further Live Podcast

If you want a more behind-the-scenes look at things to do and see in Columbus, then you’ll get a kick listening to Experience Columbus’ new Live Forward Live podcast. Recent episodes include stories on the Columbus Zoo, ideas for keeping kids entertained and spotlights on diverse members of the business community. Listen to the latest episode now!

 

 


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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.

 


How to Make the Most of Your Apartment Office Space

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. While working from your apartment offers many advantages, you’ll eventually learn that you can’t work from your bed too long and will want to assemble a home office space.

Finding the perfect space in your apartment for a home office can have you feeling more productive, happier and healthier than ever before. Follow these five tips to nail your apartment office space.

 

Apartment Office Location

Finding the best location is the most important step in creating your apartment office. No matter how big your place is, there will be at least some room you can designate as a workspace—you just have to be a little creative and make a little wiggle room to make it happen.

Sometimes, choosing a location like the living room can create more space and make the room feel open instead of cramped up in a bedroom corner or closet. To get the job done, take stock of the furniture in your room and rearrange things to create the needed space. Drawing the room out on paper can help make the planning process more precise.

If you’re finding that your current space is a little too cramped, consider searching for a 1-bedroom floorplan with a den. Dens are trending as a great solution for a standalone office space for those not utilizing it as a second bedroom. Single bedroom floor plans with a den are typically a little smaller than a two-bedroom plan and a little lighter on the pocketbook.

If you’re thinking about living in the Columbus area, be sure to check out these apartments that offer single bedroom floorplans with a den: Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II, and Apartments at the Yard.

Bonus tip—If your apartment has a view of downtown Columbus, consider moving your desk near the window.

 

Start with the Must-Haves

Before you consider purchasing new office furniture, think about everything you will need and how you would use it. Home offices are great because you can design it your way and make it beautiful! Choosing the right desk, chair, shelves and storage should complement the furniture and décor you already have. Investing in a great desk chair can make those long hours you spend sitting at your desk more comfortable. Try browsing ergonomic chair options to see what works best for you.

 

Accessorize

One of the best parts about putting together your apartment office space is curating all the materials and accessories needed to make it complete. You can add personalized touches like a decorative bulletin board to keep track of all-important dates and information, vibrant coffee mugs, a pretty pencil holder, inspirational art or prints on the wall, etc.—anything that will have you feeling motivated, productive and empowered while working from home.

 

Don’t Forget What’s Behind You

If you’re working from home, there’s a good chance you use videoconferencing software like Zoom or Microsoft Teams to stay connected with clients and coworkers. How often have you been in a meeting and found yourself focused more on what was behind your boss than your boss themselves?

Messy, bland or embarrassing room scenery can make for a distracting videoconferencing experience, so make sure what’s behind you is neat and appropriate. Going further, you can even add artsy touches like wall prints or a bookshelf to make your video’s background the envy of your team. Most tools even allow for fun virtual backgrounds—like these from Experience Columbus. Knock your next meeting out of the park with this Arena District, Huntington Park inspired background.

 

Maintain Office Hours

Being at home, it’s important to maintain regular office hours if you want to maximize your time and productivity. While you may be able to work whenever you want for now, having a routine and fixed schedule can put you square into “work mode” and help you maintain a healthier work-life balance. With that being said, you might want to include a clock in your home office to keep track of time and help you stay focused.


While working from your apartment home office may not be as comfortable or attractive as working at the out-of-home office with your peers right down the hall, there are lots of opportunities to make the best of a temporary work from home order. Discovering what styles fits your taste and using your imagination to start setting up your workstation can turn it into something you can truly be proud of!

Are you looking for extra space or an apartment in downtown Columbus? Click here to find exactly what you’re looking for.


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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 postseason game schedule: What will come of the best of 7 series taking place at the Sciotabank Arena against the Tampa Bay Lightning? Stay tuned to see who will advance in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs:

  • Game 3: Saturday, August 15 7:30 PM
  • Game 4: Monday, August 17, 3:00 PM
  • Game 5: Wednesday, August 19, TBD
  • Game 6: Friday, August 21, TBD
  • Game 7: Saturday, August 22, TBD

What records have been made so far this playoff series?

  • Joonas Korpisalo holds the most stops in an NHL postseason game with 85 saves on Tuesday, August 11th.
  • Seth Jones set a new record with most time on the ice since recording started in the late 90’s with 65.06 minutes of play.
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets v. Tampa Bay Lightning game that took place Tuesday August 11th is now the fourth longest game in NHL history!
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The Arena District Living leasing team put on their #ArenaDistrictGameFace this week to cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets and head to one of their favorite celebratory spots. View the short video HERE.  Don’t forget to take your own selfie or video with hashtag #ArenaDistrictGameFace for your chance to win an Arena District restaurant gift card! Get the full contest details and a list of neighborhood game day specials HERE.

FOOD & DRINK

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Sunny Street Café: We can’t deny our love for these big golden waffles with fresh berries and blueberry compound butter. Check out all the yummy summer specials available now through Labor Day, HERE.

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Ted’s Montana Grill: Ted’s is now offering Truly Wild Berry! Pair this delicious seltzer with your favorite Bison Nachos and cheers to the weekend! View the menu HERE.

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Hofbräuhaus Columbus: BIG NEWS, Hofbräuhaus is now selling 128 oz. growlers, just in case of those extra-long, fifth overtime, games we saw this past week! Plus, when you wear your CBJ gear to Hofbräuhaus Columbus during the playoff game you can score a FREE pretzel and homemade Bier Cheese. View the menu HERE.

LIVING
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Fall in love with the Kipton: The NEW Kipton apartments in Grandview Yard are now accepting reservations for fall and winter move-ins. Get more information or schedule a tour HERE.

Flats II Apartments:  Stop looking and start living. Flats II apartments not only offers designer apartment features including granite countertops, kitchen backsplash, plank flooring, and modern lighting. The location also provides downtown conveniences included proximity to CoGo bike stations, I-670, McFerson Commons, The Scioto Mile, and countless dining and carryout options. Contact the leasing team to set up a private tour, or virtual walkthrough HERE.

VOTE NOW!: If you have lived at Flats on Vine or Apartments at the Yard and had a positive living experience, make sure to vote for them in the 614 ColumBEST contest! Start HERE then under ‘Places’- ‘Best Apartment Complex, vote Flats on Vine or Grandview Yard!