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First Look: Brekkie Shack in Grandview Yard

Lauren Sega | Columbus Underground | October 30

Brekkie Shack is days away from opening up in Grandview Yard.

Announced earlier this year, the new breakfast, lunch and brunch spot is running limited hours during their soft opening this week, in preparation for a grand opening this Friday, Nov. 2.

On the corner of First Avenue and Yard Street, Brekkie Shack takes up the south side corner of the Manchester building. It seats about 70, including the inside and patio. It’s made up mostly of two- and four-tops, but the restaurant also offers bar top seating.

Behind the bar, guests can get beer, wine and liquor. They’ve made specialty cocktails in partnership with Middle West Spirits (MWS), including the maple latte, featuring MWS’ Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka.

The menu is still being finalized, but owners Lisa and Lindsey Rusch say the focus is on “healthy, energizing” foods, and a wide selection of plant-based items will be available.

“I think that Brekkie Shack will be a really good go-to place to fuel up for the day,” says Lisa Rusch. “There’s a lot of young families here, business professionals that are really looking for something nutritious but energizing.”

Along with the regular menu, the Rusches plan on offering a rotating list of desserts. Crimson Cup has partnered with Brekkie Shack as well to provide a full coffee menu.

Once open this Friday, Brekkie Shack will operate from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

For more information, visit thebrekkieshack.com

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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of October 29, 2018

There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of October 29, 2018:

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings

Tuesday, October 30 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

On Halloween Eve, the Columbus Blue Jackets will be serving up tricks AND treats when they face off against the Detroit Red Wings at Nationwide Arena. Put on a costume, bring some friends and cheer on your favorite Columbus hockey team as they continue their competitive battle for first in the Metropolitan Division.

 

Good Charlotte Concert

Friday, November 2 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

Since 1996, Good Charlotte has been making crowds go wild with popular rock singles like The Anthem, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, I Just Wanna Live and so much more. After disbanding in 2011, the group soon decided to reunite, released their 2016 album Youth Authority and started touring again. On Friday, you’ll be able to catch Good Charlotte at EXPRESS LIVE! –along with openers Sleeping With Sirens, Knuckle Puck and The Dose–as they perform all of your favorite hits.

 

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Girls Nite Out for Laughs

Saturday, November 3 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 7 PM

Looking to laugh this weekend? On Saturday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s Battelle Grand Ballroom, Girls Nite Out for Laughs is offering a night of laugh-out-loud comedy, from a woman’s perspective. The evening will be hosted by Vivica A. Fox, and feature comediennes Just Nesh, Melanie Comarcho, Kelly Kellz, Divine Martino and DJ Lucci. We also hear Ginuwine is going to make an appearance, so this is a show you won’t want to miss!

 

ROH Survival of the Fittest

Sunday, November 4 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Wrestling season at EXPRESS LIVE! continues this Sunday, when ROH Survival of the Fittest barrels into town. Featuring a jam-packed lineup of champions, legends and up-and-comers, this one-night tournament will determine who goes to the ROH World Championship. Don’t miss the chance to see this wildly entertaining event live.

 

Excesss Karaoke

Friday, November 2 | The Three-Legged Mare | 10 PM

Got a song in your head that you need to belt out on stage? Sing it during Excesss Karaoke Night, every Friday from 10 PM – 2 AM at The Three-Legged Mare–located in the heart of the Arena District! Celebrate the end of the work week with this fun weekly tradition. And if you need some liquid courage, the event is presented by Magic Hat Brewing Company, so you’ll receive an additional $1 off any of their beers!

Arena District Apartment of the Week 

Flats II | Nevada II Floor Plan

Flats II is a downtown Columbus luxury apartment located within the Arena District. If you’re looking for world-class amenities, a luxurious downtown lifestyle,

The Nevada II floor plan is a stunning 1,204 square-foot, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom unit featuring oversized windows in each of the spacious rooms, kitchen island, granite countertops, a gorgeous view of downtown Columbus and close proximity to all your favorite Arena District spots.

Schedule a tour of Flats II’s Nevada II unit today!


Best Restaurants for Fall Food Favorites in Downtown Columbus

When the season changes in Columbus, stomachs begin rumbling in anticipation of autumn-inspired food and drinks. If you’re wondering where to go, we’ve got the dish on all the restaurants and bars serving up your favorite sweet and savory fall treats.

From the Arena District to Grandview Yard, here’s our list of the top seven spots in Columbus dishing out the best this fall:

 

Sunny Street Café | Pumpkin Spice Pancakes 

Breakfast lovers, this one’s for you. The limited-edition pumpkin spice pancakes at Sunny Street Café are stacked with delicious fall flavor–turning even the staunchest waffle lover into a pancake fanatic. The Café’s fluffy cakes are served with a ball of cinnamon butter and Tres Leches crisscrossed on top to ensure each bite is pumpkin perfection..

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant | Märzen BBQ Burger

Gordon Biersch, located in Columbus’ Arena District, is adding mouthwatering burgers to the fall flavor experience. Their Märzen BBQ Burger, aside from world-class beef, includes a BBQ sauce made with a full-bodied, rich and toasty Märzen beer that spices up autumn in all the best ways.

Nada | Sangria Roja

There are lots of ways to kick off a fall weekend, but one of the absolute best is with the Sangria Roja at Nada in the Arena District. With a mix of red wine, brandy, cinnamon, cranberry and orange soda, it’s safe to say that you’ll want to order two, because fall flavors like this require a second glass.

 

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The Half Pint | Pumpkin Beer Varieties 

You haven’t had the best fall has to offer until you’ve thrown back one of the pumpkin beer varieties at The Half Pint in the Arena District. We’re talking serious pumpkin brewskis here – Rum Barrel Aged Pumking, Chai Tea Infused Pumking and let’s not forget about Graeter’s Pumpkin Pie–a yam beer which takes an old favorite to a whole new level.

Ted’s Montana Grill | Hendrick’s Mule

We all like to pack on the spices in the fall, and the Hendrick’s Mule from Ted’s Montana Grill is no exception. With this tasty drink you’ll enjoy a nice kick of spicy ginger beer, paired with a mix of natural rose and cucumber gin flavors.

Buca di Beppo | Apple Gorgonzola Salad

Buca di Beppo | Apple Gorgonzola Salad

Salad haters, you’ve met your match. The flavor-filled Apple Gorgonzola salad from Buca di Beppo in downtown Columbus packs in a crunch with fresh Granny Smith apples, spiced walnuts, dried cranberries and Gorgonzola into one bowl–all topped with a signature Italian vinaigrette.

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant and German Bier Hall | Dunkel Bourbon Chicken

Chicken and bourbon? That’s how they do fall in Germany. Head over to Grandview Yard’s Hofbrauhaus Restaurant and satisfy your taste buds with their Dunkel Bourbon Chicken–featuring tender grilled chicken breasts slathered with a homemade Dunkel bourbon glaze.

Brekkie Shack | All the Fall Feels Egg Sandwich

Last but certainly not least is the All the Fall Feels Egg Sandwich from the newest addition to Grandview Yard, Brekkie Shack! This savory sandwich was made for fall and is topped with Ohio cheddar cheese and crispy brussel sprouts! Looking for something sweet? Brekkie is also serving up Maple Crumb Cake glazed with Grade A maple syrup and topped with buttery maple goodness.

Our list is done, but now comes the fun part–take these recommendations and challenge yourself to a fun fall food and drink adventure in Columbus!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of October 22, 2018

There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of October 22, 2018:

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday, October 23 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Another week, another two-home-game stint for the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena! This Tuesday reward a hard day’s work with a night out in the Arena District to witness the Jackets face off against the Arizona Coyotes.

 

Kevin Gates at EXPRESS LIVE!

Wednesday, October 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

One of the nation’s best up-and-coming rappers, Kevin Gates, is stopping in downtown Columbus on his Luca Brasi 3 tour! Fresh out of prison and back in the game, Gates will be performing songs from his latest mixtape at EXPRESS LIVE!’s outdoor stage this Wednesday. Watch as he brings his unique mix of melodic sound and head-banging street rap to life.

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Excesss Karaoke at The Three-Legged Mare

Friday, October 26 | The Three-Legged Mare | 10 PM

Got a song in your head that you need to belt out on stage? Sing it during Excesss Karaoke Night, every Friday from 10 PM – 2 AM at The Three-Legged Mare–located in the heart of the Arena District! Celebrate the end of the work week with this fun weekly tradition. And if you need some liquid courage, the event is presented by Magic Hat Brewing Company, so you’ll receive an additional $1 off any of their beers!

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres

Saturday, October 27 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Nothing beats a weekend of Columbus Blue Jackets hockey in the Arena District. The nightlife before and after the game is electric, and thousands of people bring their collective energy to Nationwide Arena–providing a truly unforgettable experience. On Saturday, the good times keep rolling when the Jackets’ take on the Buffalo Sabres.

 

Iron Tiger Fight Series at EXPRESS LIVE!

Saturday, October 27 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

If hockey isn’t in your wheelhouse, then maybe MMA can fill your live sports void this weekend. On Saturday, the Iron Tiger Fight Series–an MMA promotion comprised of regional Ohio fighters–returns to downtown Columbus for a night of elite competition at EXPRESS LIVE!.

 

Farmer’s Market on the Plaza

Thursday, October 25| Nationwide Arena | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Visit the plaza in front of Nationwide Arena this Thursday for the final Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers Market of the season! Stop by this free weekly event and bring home delicious fruit, vegetables, honey and more–all fresh and locally produced.

 


Arena District Apartment of the Week 

Arena Crossing Apartments | Sydney G Floor Plan

Arena Crossing Apartments is located minutes away from the top entertaining and food destinations in downtown Columbus. If you’re looking to get the best city experience possible, then living here is a no-brainer.

The Sydney G floor plan is an inspiring 982 square-foot, 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom unit featuring tons of natural light, stainless steel appliances and a large private balcony providing scenic Arena District views.

Schedule a tour of Arena Crossing Apartment’s Sydney G unit today!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of October 8, 2018

There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of October 8, 2018:

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Colorado Avalanche

Tuesday, October 9 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Get ready, hockey fans! The Blue Jackets will continue a strong start to the 2018 season tonight with a game against the Colorado Avalanche. Gather some friends, grab a drink in the Arena District and head over to Nationwide Arena to experience this exciting matchup live.

 

SOFI TUKKER at A&R Music Bar

Thursday, October 11 | A&R Music Bar | 7 PM

Dance the night away this Thursday at A&R Music Bar! SOFI TUKKER, the New York-based pop duo, will be treating downtown Columbus to their collection of commercial smash hits–including ‘Best Friend’, ‘Drinkee’ and ‘That’s It (I’m Crazy)’.

As part of SOFT TUKKER’s partnership with PLUS1, $1 from every ticket sold will go to support a Columbus LGBTQ organization, as well as The Trevor Project.

Farmers Market on the plaza

Farmer’s Market on the Plaza

Thursday, October 11 | Nationwide Arena | 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Getting your hands on fall goodies is easier than you think! Visit Battelle plaza in front of Nationwide Arena this Thursday for the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers Market! This free weekly event brings delicious fruit, vegetables, honey and more to the plaza–all fresh and locally produced. Make sure you come to the market soon as October is the final market month of the season!

 

Mo Lowda & The Humble at A&R Music Bar

Friday, October 12 | A&R Music Bar | 7 PM

Known for their progressive lyrics, rich tones and energetic stage performances, Mo Lowda & The Humble are a band you have to experience live to fully appreciate. You’ll get the chance this Friday at A&R Music Bar, when the Philadelphia-based alt-rock trio treats their Columbus fans to a special night of melodic rhythm.

 

Dark Star Orchestra

Saturday, October 13 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Columbus Deadheads unite! This Saturday, Chicago-based tribute band Dark Star Orchestra will be continuing their Grateful Dead concert experience at EXPRESS LIVE!’s indoor stage. The performance will present the Grateful Dead’s complete original set list, song by song, while mixing in their own unique vibe.

 

Owl City: Cinematic Tour w/ Matthew Thiessen & The Earthquakes

Sunday, October 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM

After gaining popularity in 2009 for his six-time platinum single, ‘Fireflies’, Owl City (aka Adam Young) has continued making dream-pop hits. This Sunday, Owl City will join Canadian rock band Matthew Thiessen & The Earthquakes at EXPRESS LIVE! for an unforgettable performance.

 

 


Arena District Apartment of the Week 

Flats on Vine | Sonoma Floor Plan

If you’re looking to make the move to downtown Columbus, then Flats on Vine is the perfect apartment building! Located within walking distance to the Arena District and featuring a number of luxurious amenities, you’ll love living here.

Flats on Vine’s Sonoma floor plan is great for people who want to live alone. At approximately 751 square feet, this spacious 1 bed, 1 bath corner apartment features a walk-in closet, floor-to-ceiling window option, large private balcony with incredible city views and much more.

Schedule a tour of Flats on Vine’s Sonoma unit today!

 

Contest of the Week 

HighBall Halloween 2018 | Short North Arts District | October 26-27

Want to win tickets to one of the country’s most elaborate Halloween costume parties? Head over to the Arena District Living Facebook page for a chance to attend HighBall Halloween 2018 in downtown Columbus!

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Tourism officials headed to Chicago to promote Columbus

Original Article By Marla Matzer Rose | The Columbus Dispatch

Brian Ross

Experience Columbus officials will travel to Chicago over the next few days to attend the annual meeting of the American Society of Association Executives. The group, whose members belong to other organizations that plan meetings around the country, will come to Columbus for the first time in 2019. It’s considered a big win for Columbus that could bring more than half a billion dollars in visitor spending to Columbus over the next several years.

The tourism professionals at Experience Columbus focus on getting people to come here.

This weekend, they’re taking their show on the road to Chicago. Joined by about 30 civic and business leaders, their plan is to promote Columbus to members of the American Society of Association Executives. The group, which is holding its annual meeting in the Windy City, represents key decision-makers on convention destinations.

The group will hold its annual meeting in Columbus next year, and the local contingent hopes to get an early start on making an impression.

Brian Ross, CEO of Experience Columbus, has called landing the meeting “a game-changer for our community.”

Next year, more than 5,000 attendees will fill 16,800 hotel rooms around Downtown Columbus, generating more than $16 million in direct visitor spending.

But there’s much more to be gained.

The association executives’ annual meeting is known as the Super Bowl of meetings because, if a city is found to have a lot going for it, it could land meetings and conventions for that will fill halls and hotel rooms for years to come.

Within just five years, Columbus could reap an estimated $500 million in future association-meeting business booked by ASAE members who like what they see in a city that hadn’t made an impression before.

“This brings so much credibility and awareness to our city,” Ross said.

The list of those traveling to Chicago includes Mayor Andrew J. Ginther; Columbus Councilman Shannon Hardin; all three Franklin County commissioners; Tom Katzenmeyer of the Greater Columbus Arts Council; Steve Lyons of the Columbus Partnership; Doug Ulman of Pelotonia; and Chris Coffin, general manager of the Hilton Columbus Downtown.

Most will be on hand Tuesday when Columbus hosts the Chicago event’s final-day luncheon and officially is “passed the baton” as next year’s ASAE meeting host.

It took a year of planning and investment to land the meeting of association executives, an effort that started in 2015.

In January 2016, the group’s president and CEO, John H. Graham, and two other ASAE representatives came to Columbus for a 24-hour site visit that included a helicopter tour of Downtown with Ginther.

The group’s leaders cited strong public-private support in Columbus, and the city’s revitalized Downtown, as among the key attractions that led to the decision to hold the 2019 meeting here.

Ross said that with Columbus taking center stage in front of officials of top hotel chains, tourism powerhouses such as Disney and other convention bureaus, the awareness of the city and its attractions will be spotlighted to those who matter most.

Firsthand experiences and word of mouth can have a greater impact than traditional advertising and marketing.

“You can’t buy that kind of PR,” Ross said.

But while it can’t be bought, it isn’t free.

Columbus has committed to raising $4 million ahead of the association group’s 2019 meeting to help defray costs. It also will be on the hunt for volunteers as it approaches central Ohio companies and organizations about donating to the cause.

Worthington Industries is one local company that has long been committed to boosting the profile of Columbus. Cathy Lyttle, vice president of communications and investor relations for the company, became chairwoman of the Experience Columbus board last year and will make the trip to Chicago.

“We feel it’s our corporate responsibility to support organizations like Experience Columbus because they’re selling our city,” Lyttle said. “We know that growing conventions and tourism strengthens our economy. It supports infrastructure, our social services, and enhances quality of life.”

Lyttle said she believes that bringing in meetings and visitors definitely has an impact on economic development.

“I do think we’ve attracted new companies (to central Ohio) by raising the profile of the city,” she said. “Profile and image definitely mean something.”

And Lyttle said some groups already are considering Columbus more seriously because the association group has put it in the rotation with cities such as Toronto, Las Vegas and Chicago.

The next few days will be a whirlwind of meetings, entertaining and handshakes. Then the planning for 2019 will resume back at Experience Columbus’ Arena District offices.


4 Downtown Columbus Apartment Models Get A Makeover

Looking for the best apartments in downtown Columbus? Whether you’re searching in the Arena District or Grandview Heights, it’s best to get an idea of what your potential new place looks like by touring a model of the apartment.

By touring a Columbus apartment model, residents-to-be not only visually see the size and layout of each room, but also get stunning (and affordable) apartment décor suggestions to help maximize their space.

Recently, four of the best Columbus apartments–Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard: Manchester–had their models’ décor completely redone by Value City Furniture’s top interior designers.

Take a look at each apartment model before and after their new Value City Furniture facelift and learn a few great tips for getting the most out of your next new space from the designers themselves.

And for a limited time, when you tour a model at one of these four downtown Columbus apartments, you’ll receive a 10% off coupon to Value City Furniture to help replicate the look in your own space!

 

Arena Crossing | Arena District | Columbus, Ohio

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Value City Furniture Designer Tip #1: Use Space Cleverly

Interior designer Ricky Gonzalez suggests maximizing your space with bookshelves, tables or ottomans with hidden storage, and furniture customized to your needs. He also recommends adding flair to your walls with art or lighting, so you don’t lose valuable square footage. Mirrors are especially great for apartments because they add depth and make the room look bigger.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A TOUR OF ARENA CROSSING

 

Flats on Vine | Arena District | Columbus, Ohio

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Value City Furniture Designer Tip #2: Create Zones

Interior designer Ammie Elliott-Revelle thinks it’s best to make apartment spaces multi-functional. If you work, sleep, relax and eat in the same room, designate space for each activity by creating “zones”. A two-way bookshelf or well-placed table and chair can help separate spaces. Rugs are particularly great for defining areas, as they naturally organize and blend the space.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A TOUR OF FLATS ON VINE

 

Flats II | Arena District | Columbus, Ohio

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Value City Furniture Designer Tip #3: Remember to Edit

According to interior designer Jeff Blasi, you don’t have to display everything you own. If you don’t adore it, or you don’t need it, get rid of it. This leaves room for a great statement or focal piece. While it may seem strange, styling an apartment with just a few large-scale pieces–rather than a ton of mini furnishings–can actually make your room feel more spacious.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A TOUR OF FLATS II

 

Apartments at the Yard: Manchester | Grandview Heights, Ohio

The Manchester at Grandview Yard Apartments is the newest of the group, so there is no before. Take a look at this professionally designed Grandview Heights apartment model unit:

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Value City Furniture Designer Tip #4: Make Every Piece Count

Interior designer Bethany Stimely suggests choosing furnishings that offer maximum functionality–like recliners and storage ottomans. If your apartment has recessed nooks, use that corner for storage. If you can find the right-sized desk or dresser, the nook will transform from waste of space to ultimate storage solution!

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A TOUR OF APARTMENTS AT THE YARD: MANCHESTER   


Columbus residents represent BEST city in the WORLD!

Columbus residents represent BEST city in the WORLD!

Columbus Downtown Apartments

Columbus is not only known by its’ residents of downtown swanky apartments, but is being recognized by outsiders as the best city in the WORLD! Within areas like the Arena District and Grandview Yard, residents are getting luxury style apartments at a fraction of the cost you would pay in larger cities like New York. But unlike those larger cities, Columbus has yet to hit its peak, and its apartment  residents are living in the heart of the excitement. In addition to the walk-able amenities resident communities offer, Columbus is known for the best library in the country, the best zoo in the country, the best science center in America and America’s largest universities.

Columbus has been named:

Let’s not forget, we’re pretty cool too! Why All the Cool Kids Love Columbus, Ohio.

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Brrrr, it’s cold but these events are hot- things to do in January.

Brrrr it’s cold, but these events are hot- things to do in January.

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Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena

In case you didn’t know it, the Columbus Blue Jackets are kind of a big deal! With now 16 game wins in a row, the Blue Jackets now own the second-longest winning streak in NHL history! Did we mention they are also #1 right now in the NHL? Boom! Sergei Bobrovski is the NHL’s 1st star of December which is the first awarded to a #CBJ player. CBJ games are one of the hottest things to do in the District right now. If your looking to move to the area Apartments at the Yard, Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Flats 2 are offering new move-ins 2 free game day tickets just to say welcome to the neighborhood. Click below to purchase specific game day tickets.

World’s Toughest Rodeo, 7:30PM

World’s Toughest Rodeo

Grab your chaps and your hat and walk on over to Nationwide Arena. The Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo will spotlight fan favorite events: Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bareback Riding including the thrilling Winner takes all…Showdown Round.  Catch the world’s toughest cowboys and don’t miss the Midwest’s fastest cowgirls Barrel Racing competition.

Nationwide Arena, January 14,2017 ,  More Info and tickets Here

Concerts to be excited about:

January 7th, Blackbear at A&R Music Bar

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January 16th, Run the Jewels at Express Live

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View all concerts this month Here 

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to hibernate! There are lots of fun things to do in the Arena District

 


Using Succulents to Decorate your Apartment

If you are looking for cheap ways to decorate your Downtown Columbus Apartment, there is no better way than to use succulents to brighten up a room.

Succulents are low maintenance plant companions that are resilient against the most cursed of thumbs (I’m looking at you 20-something-men). And there are so many quirky varieties to suit your style! Once you try planting these guys, you’ll wonder why you ever fussed with any high maintenance froufrou plants. Ever! Whether you buy or DIY, the planting possibilities for succulents are endless — but let’s start with 19 fun-easy options.

1. DIY Succulents and Terrariums: The unfinished ceramic base plus a simple glass top create a beautiful little world for your succulents and opens up a whole other world. (Of DIY potential!) (via A Daily Something)

2. Murus Terrarium ($95): For minimal design with elegance, geometric is the way to go. Wiry succulents balance the clean lines of the terrarium perfectly.

3. Succulent Terrarium and Planter: For a more well-rounded approach, go globular. Dangle it in front of a window for a little inside green. (via Adventures in Cooking)

4. Hanging Succulent Planter: It’s cute-meets-rustic. DIY this little ball of lovely. (via Brit + Co.)

5. Mini Zen Garden ($50): Fit in your moment of zen with your own private meditation garden. You can’t sit in it, but making swirls in the sand seems calming.

6. DIY Succulent Table: This is a centerpiece that’s here to stay. Let the backyard festivities begin! (via Far Out Flora)

7. Oblong Chiseled Tray ($68): Don’t overlook the powder room. These little blooms bring hard surfaces to life.

8. The Trapeze Planter: Finally, a planter that gives succulents the stage they deserve. Balancing with grace, they’re sure to liven up any extra ceiling space. (via Poppy Haus)

9. Gilded Terracotta Pots: A little gold leaf will always class things up. It’s the perfect touch of elegance. (via Design Sponge)

10. Plant Pods: These shelves are ideal to liven up a blank wall and spare yourself the precious counter space. Better still, this project was just funded on Kickstarter!

11. Cork Planter Bookend Set ($50): We love housewares that do double duty. But triple duty? Your bookends never got so much action.

12. Head Planter: Ditch the Chia pet and upscale your cranium crafting.

13. Vertical Succulent Planter Garden: Aren’t they as pretty as a picture? Frame up your floral succulents.

14. Succulent Monogrammed Planter Box: You can see your name in lights. Or um, plants.

 15. DIY Succulent Lantern Planter: In lieu of candles, lanterns make great houses for plants. Some may even call it a plantern. (via Butter Paper Studios)

16. Dinosaur Planter ($25): Herbivore or carnivore, these dino planters are crowd-pleasers.

17. Air Plant Mobile ($45): These little air plants dangling from the sky are like a minimal jungle. Go mobile!

18. Jellyfish Air Plant ($25): Land, sea and sky come together in a dream-like take on hanging plants.

19. Vertical Wall Planter: With your wall in full bloom, the only place to go is up! (via Luna See)