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Fashion Meets Music Festival takes over Arena District

October 30, 2014

Originally published in the Columbus Dispatch. 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 … Continued

First glimpse of Nada coming to the Arena District

October 30, 2014

Originally published in the Columbus Dispatch. 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 … Continued

Columbus Marathon: New start, but same finish line for race

October 30, 2014

Originally published in the Columbus Dispatch. The predawn scene of breath rising from runners warming up along Broad Street while music echoed off the Statehouse dome served as a staple for the start of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon … Continued

Wizard World Comic Con is Coming

Wizard World Comic Con is Coming

October 29, 2014

Columbus is just days away to the massive gathering that is Comic Con at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus.  Friday it will not be unusual to see Darth Vader, Predator and other costumed attendees walking around the … Continued

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Where are all the young people located?

Where are all the young people located?

October 27, 2014

Columbus of course. But which cities are magnets for young college graduates? One way to answer the question is to look at the cities attracting growing numbers of young, educated people, as a chart we ran Monday did. Another way … Continued

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Map your alternative transportation Columbus

Map your alternative transportation Columbus

October 24, 2014

Columbus is different for everyone, and Transit Columbus wants to know what yours is. A contest beginning Nov. 1 is calling for entries to create maps of the city with their alternative transportation. The competition is trying to create a map … Continued

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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

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

JD Malone - The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Marathon: New Start, but Same Finish Line for Race

October 30, 2014

The predawn scene of breath rising from runners warming up along Broad Street while music echoed off the Statehouse dome served as a staple for the start of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon for 34 years. Change will accompany … Continued

Jim Massie - The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus provides blue print for how to develop Mellon Arena site

Columbus provides blue print for how to develop Mellon Arena site

October 22, 2014

About $1 billion in development around an arena primarily for hockey transformed a dreary section of downtown Columbus that used to be an industrial area and home to a rundown prison. “People didn’t come downtown very often, and they certainly didn’t live here. Things are di!erent now. … Continued

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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

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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

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