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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon

September 22, 2014

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is pleased to announce its field of “Patient Champions” who will represent 24 of the 26.2 miles on this year’s course. The other two miles along the Marathon route will be … Continued

By Sarah Irvin Clark, Courtesy of Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus tries to host Cleveland Browns’ training camp

Columbus tries to host Cleveland Browns’ training camp

September 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state capital might talk Buckeyes’ football 365 days a year, but it would love to be home to the Browns for three weeks every summer. A prominent Columbus business leader with ties to Browns owner Jimmy … Continued

By Tom Reed, Courtesy of Northeast Ohio Media Group
The Lofts Hotel Partners with Wexner Center for Exhibition Package Featuring Picasso Works

The Lofts Hotel Partners with Wexner Center for Exhibition Package Featuring Picasso Works

September 5, 2014

Courtesy of The Lofts Hotel COLUMBUS, OH (September 4, 2014) – The Lofts Hotel is partnering with the Wexner Center for the Arts with a special hotel and ticket package for the Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, offering a … Continued

The Lofts Hotel
New details for Nada restaurant

New details for Nada restaurant

September 2, 2014

By: Columbus Underground Boca Restaurant Group, the parent company of Nada, announced today new details about their Arena District location slated to open late this year in the new Columbia Gas building that is under construction at Neil Avenue and … Continued

Courtesy of Columbus Underground
Clippers clinch division title

Clippers clinch division title

August 27, 2014

By: Ashley Marshall of MiLB.com There was no dogpile, no excessive on-field show of emotion. Respectful on another team’s home field, Columbus players simply shook hands and shared hugs. They acted like they’ve been there before, even though most had … Continued

Courtesy of MiLB.com and Ashley Marshall
The LC makes Billboard’s “The 25 Most Popular Music Clubs in the U.S.” list

The LC makes Billboard’s “The 25 Most Popular Music Clubs in the U.S.” list

August 20, 2014

By: Ray Waddell and Harley Brown of Billboard 22.) Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio: 128,975 (attendance) Nicknamed ‘the LC,’ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion is both indoor and outdoor. It’s also part of the city’s Arena District, a sprawl of residencies, restaurants and … Continued

By Ray Waddell and Harley Brown of Billboard

News Stories

Brian Ellis: A Sporting Chance at Development

Brian Ellis: A Sporting Chance at Development

October 9, 2013

Nationwide Realty Investors formed on Jan. 1, 1997, to facilitate the building of Nationwide Arena and bring a professional hockey team to Columbus. “We wanted to seize that opportunity, but in addition to that, we also wanted to have the … Continued

Kitty McConnell - Columbus CEO Magazine
Arena District Welcomes Newest Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop

Arena District Welcomes Newest Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop

August 6, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 11, 2013 – Columbus-based Nationwide Realty Investors announced today the opening of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop at 175 W. Nationwide Blvd. across from Nationwide Arena in the Arena District. “We are thrilled to have Jimmy John’s … Continued

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STUDIO MOVIE GRILL TO OPEN IN THE ARENA DISTRICT

STUDIO MOVIE GRILL TO OPEN IN THE ARENA DISTRICT

May 24, 2013

New Downtown Columbus theatre to boast impressive menu, multiple stories and top-of-the-line sound and projection systems. The Arena District is excited to announce that Studio Movie Grill will be coming to Downtown Columbus. Studio Movie Grill, based in Dallas, Texas, … Continued

First Look: Arena District’s Flats II Apartments

First Look: Arena District’s Flats II Apartments

May 14, 2013

After breaking ground last September, Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. has begun marketing the new five-story Flats II complex in the Arena District. Columbus Business First reported that a 610-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment will run $995 while a 1,290-square-foot, two-bedroom unit will cost $1,995 a … Continued

Welcome Nationwide Employees!

December 11, 2012

The Columbus Dispatch: “Calling it one of the final and most-important pieces of the Arena District, Nationwide opened its new $37 million office building yesterday. The first 300 of an expected 1,000 employees moved from the company’s Dublin offices to … Continued

The Columbus Dispatch
The Lofts Hotel featured in New York Magazine

The Lofts Hotel featured in New York Magazine

October 22, 2012

Did you hear that Arena District hotel, The Lofts, was featured in New York Magazine‘s Weekend Escape Plan to Columbus? You can check out the feature right here. With 44 rooms, this converted plumbing-supply warehouse offers an urban feel with high … Continued

Exploring the Farmer’s Market

Exploring the Farmer’s Market

September 25, 2012

Did you know that every Thursday through October 25th, the Arena District hosts its very own farmer’s market? Located outside Nationwide Arena at Battelle Plaza (next to 343 Front Street Tavern), the Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmer’s Market is the place to find vendors … Continued

Sunny Street Cafe Expands Menu

Sunny Street Cafe Expands Menu

July 20, 2012

Sunny Street Cafe located in the Arena District has expanded their vegan menu to include daily vegan meals and a full-vegan brunch to their Saturday menu from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

Source: Examiner.com

Legends win Pepsi MAX Field of Dreams game

May 12, 2012

Rickey Henderson and the team of Legends summoned their All-Star ability in a 12-11, six-inning exhibition victory against contest winner Tim Wisecup and his team of average Joes.

Source: MLB.com
Columbia Gas to Move Offices to Arena District

Columbia Gas to Move Offices to Arena District

March 31, 2012

Columbia Gas would serve as the project’s anchor tenant, occupying approximately 208,000 square feet of the 280,000 square feet of new office space. A new parking garage is also included in the plan. Read more

Columbia Gas of Ohio Plans New Home in Arena District

Columbia Gas of Ohio Plans New Home in Arena District

March 31, 2012

Columbia Gas of Ohio plans to move to the Arena District, leaving its current building for the largest new office construction in the area in years. Nationwide Realty seeks a 10-year, 75-percent property-tax abatement from the city of Columbus. Read more

Development Skyrockets in Columbus

Development Skyrockets in Columbus

January 1, 2012

Partly shielded from the economic downturn by its smaller size and Midwest location, the city is seeing commercial success both Downtown and in the suburbs thanks to a few corporate benefactors. Read more

NRI Continues $1.3B Columbus Redevelopment

NRI Continues $1.3B Columbus Redevelopment

December 4, 2011

The site in Grandview Heights already has a Hyatt hotel, a parking structure and a mixed-use 92,000-square-foot office building, which includes the OSU memorabilia restaurant/museum called the Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill. Read more

Nationwide to Build More Offices Near Arena

Nationwide to Build More Offices Near Arena

September 2, 2011

Adding to the news of increased development in the Arena District of Columbus, more offices are on their way. The $26 million building, at 10 W. Nation- wide, is expected to be completed by the end of 2012. Read more

Housing to Dominate Arena District

Housing to Dominate Arena District

August 26, 2011

Nationwide Realty has built 1.5 million square feet of offices, restaurants and entertainment venues in the area around Nationwide Arena and will continue with office development when it puts up an office complex behind the arena. Read more

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