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The Arena District is a 75-acre mixed-use development located in downtown Columbus. The burgeoning urban neighborhood features office space, a variety of restaurants, entertainment venues and residential housing. The district is home to the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets and AAA baseball’s Columbus Clippers.

Locals Protesting Nationwide Arena Purchase During All-Star Game

Walker Evans Walker Evans Locals Protesting Nationwide Arena Purchase During All-Star Game

The Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government announced plans to protest the 2012 purchase of Nationwide Arena by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, which the group says is unfair to taxpayers. According to their press, release issued today: The Coalition points to a continuation of the disappointing trend that underfunds the public purchase of Nationwide Arena […]

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Cincinnati-based Nada Opens in Arena District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Cincinnati-based Nada Opens in Arena District

Contemporary Mexican sit-down restaurant Nada has opened in the new Columbia Gas headquarters building. The taco-slinging locale has been undergoing extensive construction for the past six months, and has finally opened its cherry-stained wooden doors this past Saturday. Nada is the sister to Cincinnati-based Italian eateries Boca and Sotto, all residing under ownership of Boca […]

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Best Fitness Facility of 2014: Arena District Athletic Club

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Fitness Facility of 2014: Arena District Athletic Club

The Arena District Athletic Club opened Downtown ten years ago as a state of the art fitness facility targeted at new residents moving into the area. Since opening it has continued to grow and evolve to meet ever-changing fitness trends, and for that reason our readers have voted it as the number one fitness facility […]

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Open Container Entertainment Districts Could Soon Come to Ohio

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Open Container Entertainment Districts Could Soon Come to Ohio

Legislation that would allow for exceptions to open container laws is making its way through the Ohio Statehouse. Senate Bill 116, sponsored by Sen. Eric Kearney of Cincinnati, would permit cities to establish “entertainment districts” where people could consume alcoholic beverages in public spaces. The Ohio Senate passed the bill on Dec. 2. In a […]

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Arena Wine & Spirits Serves as new Downtown Liquor Store

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Arena Wine & Spirits Serves as new Downtown Liquor Store

A large new liquor store in the Arena District has opened on 492 Armstrong Street. Tucked back behind sports bar and restaurant BBR, Arena Wine & Spirits offers about 900 brands of liquors, 500 brands of beer, and 200 brands of wine. The store carries a sweeping selection of specialty alcohol brands and tobacco products, […]

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City to Partner With Three Developers for Office and Residential Projects on West Nationwide Blvd

Brent Warren Brent Warren City to Partner With Three Developers for Office and Residential Projects on West Nationwide Blvd

The City of Columbus announced today a plan to add retail, multi-family housing, and significant office space to the far western end of Nationwide Boulevard. What started last spring as a call-for-proposals from the city to redevelop the historic Columbus Municipal Light Plant building at 555 West Nationwide Boulevard has expanded into a multi-faceted plan […]

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10 Great Neighborhood Wine Shops in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans 10 Great Neighborhood Wine Shops in Columbus

Wine is not a product that is hard to come by in Columbus. Every grocery store has a selection, some of which have grown to be pretty impressive in recent years. Even CVS has a wine shelf (even if they did just stop selling cigarettes, which means wine is still classified as a healthy product, right?). […]

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