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Columbus Benefits from the Economic Recovery

Columbus Benefits from the Economic Recovery

October 15, 2014

Forbes has called the economic recovery of the US a “meager” one. As a country, the upswing has been a crawl, but an analysis has said there are cities that have enjoyed a speedier recovery. No. 4 on that list: Columbus. … Continued

By Shelby Lum, Courtesy of 614Now
Columbus Tour Industry Grows

Columbus Tour Industry Grows

October 15, 2014

Tourism is big business in Central Ohio, and it’s continuing to grow, pump more dollars into the economy and create jobs. Today, Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission released data from an extensive study on the impact of … Continued

Courtesy of Experience Columbus
Dubinsky is out for six weeks

Dubinsky is out for six weeks

October 9, 2014

The Blue Jackets have been staggered by injuries, absences and an ever-changing roster throughout training camp. But the biggest blow might have come today, on the eve of the season opener on Thursday at Buffalo. Center Brandon Dubinsky had abdominal … Continued

By Shawn Mitchell Courtesy of the Columbus Dispatch
New Crew ditched ode to manufacturing logo

New Crew ditched ode to manufacturing logo

October 9, 2014

These aren’t your dad’s Columbus Crew any more. A new owner, a new coach, a new style of play. And today they have a new name and logo. The club, which beginning in 2015 will officially be known as Columbus … Continued

Courtesy of MLS Soccer
Local experts say tenants won’t be hard to find for growing office vacancies

Local experts say tenants won’t be hard to find for growing office vacancies

October 8, 2014

About 1 million square feet of prime office space in the suburbs and Downtown will be vacated in the next few years by Columbia Gas and Nationwide Insurance, as those companies move almost 4,000 employees to new offices in the … Continued

By Steve Wartenberg Courtesy of the Columbus Dispatch
Ryan Johansen signs contract with Columbus Blue Jackets

Ryan Johansen signs contract with Columbus Blue Jackets

October 7, 2014

Ryan Johansen missed most of training camp in a loud and public contract impasse. He also missed his teammates. The team’s 22-year-old leading scorer finally reached agreement with the club on a three-year deal that will pay him $3 million … Continued

Courtesy of the Associated Press

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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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