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New condos planned to meet Arena District demand

New condos planned to meet Arena District demand

January 30, 2015

By Tim Feran The Columbus Dispatch  •  Friday January 30, 2015 2:41 AM Demand for residential condominiums in the Arena District is so great that Nationwide Realty Investors is pushing ahead with planning for a new complex in a prime … Continued

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New Condos planned in the Arena District

New Condos planned in the Arena District

January 30, 2015

By Evan Weese Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. is moving ahead with a plan to build new condominiums adjacent to McFerson Commons in a project that would be the final piece of the original Arena District master plan. Nationwide Realty President … Continued

By Evan Weese, Courtesy of Columbus Business First
Arnold Athletes, get your protein here!

Arnold Athletes, get your protein here!

January 29, 2015

  It’s well known that all the athletes that come into Columbus, Ohio for the Arnold Fitness Expo have specific dietary needs. Those muscles need fuel! Well we are here to say, look no further, we have compiled a list … Continued

Just 10 minutes away from the airport

Just 10 minutes away from the airport

January 26, 2015

With convenient access to major highways and public transportation, Port Columbus is the airport of choice for travelers throughout Ohio and beyond. By using the maps and driving directions provided below, reaching the airport can be an easy and stress … Continued

Arena District restaurants expecting ‘unprecedented’ crowds from NHL All-Star Weekend

Arena District restaurants expecting ‘unprecedented’ crowds from NHL All-Star Weekend

January 22, 2015

By Evan Weese Courtesy of Columbus Business First The NHL All-Star Game means many more mouths to feed for restaurants in the shadow of Nationwide Arena. By Sunday night, after the 5 p.m. game wraps up, as many as 140,000 … Continued

By Evan Weese Courtesy of Columbus Business First
Columbus Hosts 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend

Columbus Hosts 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend

January 22, 2015

COLUMBUS (January 22, 2015) – The National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, in partnership with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, will host the 2015 NHL All-Star Celebration January 22-25. Honda will present the 60th NHL All-Star Game and NHL All-Star … Continued

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Three Blue Jackets will play in the NHL All-Star Game

Three Blue Jackets will play in the NHL All-Star Game

January 14, 2015

We couldn’t be more proud of three Columbus Blue Jackets, Nick Foligno and Ryan Johansen and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky  that have been selected to participate in the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Nationwide Arena on January 25! A total of 36 … Continued

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Nada Columbus Opens December 27

Nada Columbus Opens December 27

December 16, 2014

After months of designing, menu planning and training, David Falk and Boca Restaurant Group announce the opening of Nada at 220 W Nationwide Boulevard in Columbus in the Arena District. Nada, a high energy, design-forward Mexican-inspired concept in the heart … Continued

Where to park for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game

Where to park for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game

December 15, 2014

Coming to downtown Columbus, the Arena District to participate in all of the fun NHL All-Star Weekend activities? You’ll most likely need to find a place to park if you aren’t using Columbus public transportation. Not only does the Arena … Continued

Where to Stay for NHL All-Star Weekend

Where to Stay for NHL All-Star Weekend

December 15, 2014

It’s time to make your plans for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game the weekend of January 24th! If you haven’t yet, you can book your hotel stay in downtown Columbus in the Arena District. Be within walking distance of Nationwide … Continued

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Move into the Arena District

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Move into the Arena District

December 3, 2014

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has announced the relocation of their corporate offices from Grandview Heights to the third floor of the Arena District’s 401 N. Front St. building. Jeni’s now occupies 13,710 square feet of office space just north of … Continued

Vote CBJ – NHL All-Star Fan Vote

Vote CBJ – NHL All-Star Fan Vote

December 2, 2014

As many of you know, NHL All-Star Fan Voting kicked off and you can make sure your favorite Blue Jacket players make the cut! Blue Jackets fans can now log on to www.NHL.com/VoteCBJ and vote for your favorite players through January 1, 2015 at … Continued

Penguins eye entertainment venues for former Civic Arena site

Penguins eye entertainment venues for former Civic Arena site

December 1, 2014

The Pittsburgh Penguins are going for the development equivalent of a hat trick at the former Civic Arena site. In U.S. Steel, they just landed the prestigious anchor tenant they need. A developer is on board to deliver 1,100 units … Continued

By Marck Belko Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
DNC Announces 2016 Convention City Finalists–Columbus makes the cut.

DNC Announces 2016 Convention City Finalists–Columbus makes the cut.

November 24, 2014

Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch | Jessica Wehrman Three down, two to go. The Democratic National Committee Monday knocked Phoenix, Ariz., and Birmingham, Ala., off the list of potential hosts of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, leaving only Brooklyn, Philadelphia … Continued

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Columbus reeling in those big events

Columbus reeling in those big events

November 20, 2014

COLUMBUS (Lu Ann Stoia) — The NCAA site selection committee came to the city in September, and what they saw must have gotten their attention.  Columbus was tapped for the 2018 Women’s Final Four Basketball Championship at Nationwide Arena in the … Continued

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Columbus Pursues DNC in 2016

Columbus Pursues DNC in 2016

November 19, 2014

As the decision for the hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention nears, Columbus is working hard to ensure that the Democratic National Committee still has us int he running. One of the efforts has been to start Columbus 2016, an organization … Continued

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NCAA Awards Columbus the 2018 Women’s Final Four

NCAA Awards Columbus the 2018 Women’s Final Four

November 19, 2014

Ohio State, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Nationwide Arena Land Right to Host College Basketball’s Marquee Women’s Sporting Event The NCAA has awarded Columbus, The Ohio State University and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, its 2018 Women’s Final Four, slated … Continued

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NCAA Women’s Final Four comes to Columbus in 2018

NCAA Women’s Final Four comes to Columbus in 2018

November 18, 2014

Last night was a night of celebration for the city of Columbus who had just received word that they would host the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four! The 2018 women’s Final Four is slated for March 30-April 1 and will … Continued

‘Tis the Season to Party – Venue Roundup

‘Tis the Season to Party – Venue Roundup

November 10, 2014

Looking for the best downtown Columbus venues to host your holiday party at? Look no further because we have your holiday party venue roundup right here. Whether you are throwing your office party for 30-300* or want to get a group … Continued

Should Columbus have a light rail to Port Columbus Airport?

Should Columbus have a light rail to Port Columbus Airport?

November 10, 2014

The Jobs, Expansion and Transportation task force looking at improvements at Port Columbus International Airport is studying the viability of building a light rail line to take travelers to and from downtown. Do you think that’s a good idea, or … Continued

Courtesy of Columbus Business First
Ohio’s capital city sizzles even when temperatures dip

Ohio’s capital city sizzles even when temperatures dip

November 5, 2014

During the groundbreaking of its new wing, the Columbus Museum of Art launched an exhibition of works by acclaimed painter and native son George Bellows. To mark the occasion, Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, took inspiration … Continued

By Damaine Vonada Courtesy of Home and Away Magazine
Is a light rail in the future for Columbus?

Is a light rail in the future for Columbus?

November 3, 2014

The commute from downtown to the airport might get a bit easier. Mayor Michael Coleman has his Jobs, Expansion and Transportation task force mulling over the idea of creating a train to link the airport to the downtown area. Friday … Continued

By Evan Weese Courtesy of Columbus Business First
Fashion Meets Music Festival Takes Over Arena District

Fashion Meets Music Festival Takes Over Arena District

October 30, 2014

Yes, there’s a big old Ferris wheel sitting in the road in the Arena District. It’s part of the Fashion Meets Music Festival (www.fmmf.us), a three-day party of style and sound that kicks off today. FMMF, which will take place … Continued

Lori Kurtzman - The Columbus Dispatch
First Glimpse of Nada Coming to the Arena District

First Glimpse of Nada Coming to the Arena District

October 30, 2014

Nada is something. The Cincinnati-based Mexican restaurant released renderings of the design of its soon to open Arena District location at 240 Nationwide Blvd. It is a sleek and modern concept that pops with color — red booths, teal chairs … Continued

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