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The Lion King comes to Columbus

The Lion King comes to Columbus

September 29, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of The Lion King in Columbus. The Disney musical will open on October 14 at the Ohio Theatre and close on November 9. A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning … Continued

Columbus Crew Gets a Makeover

Columbus Crew Gets a Makeover

September 26, 2014

The Columbus Crew sent out an invitation to select stakeholders announcing the date for the long planned unveiling of the team’s new logo and brand. The “Save the Date” says the team will be hosting a party on Wednesday, October … Continued

By Patrick Guldan
Buckeye Legend Opens Restaurant in Port Columbus

Buckeye Legend Opens Restaurant in Port Columbus

September 25, 2014

Port Columbus International Airport’s newest restaurant is sure to score with Ohio State Buckeyes fans. The airport Wednesday said it is adding an Eddie George’s Grille 27 to concourse B. The 4,000-square-foot restaurant is getting new space, not taking over an … Continued

By Dan Eaton, Courtesy of Columbus Business First
The New Barre Workout for your Booty

The New Barre Workout for your Booty

September 25, 2014

After a long day of sitting at my desk, eating office snacks and drinking no less than two Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the last thing I wanted to do was workout. Well, I wanted to work out to relieve my guilty … Continued

Democratic National Convention Update

Democratic National Convention Update

September 24, 2014

For those of you who haven’t heard, Columbus is vying to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. This comes as no big surprise after Cleveland announced that it would host the 2016 Republican National Convention in what it’s calling the … Continued

He’ll be back! Schwarzenegger statue set to move

He’ll be back! Schwarzenegger statue set to move

September 24, 2014

Know who he is? Yep. That’s right. It’s Arnold. As in Schwarzenegger. You know, the world famous bodybuilder, turned action hero, turned politician, turned businessman. That’s him. At least the bronze version. Workers from Smoot Construction wrapped the statue today … Continued

By Holly Zachariah, Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch

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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

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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

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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