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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.

New Convenience Store Opening in The Arena District

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Convenience Store Opening in The Arena District

The Arena District is home to hundreds of residents, thousands of office workers and tens of thousands of guests who visit for the variety of entertainment options that exist in the area. One key amenity missing in the area is a simple convenience store. That is scheduled to change this summer with the opening of Nelson’s […]

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The New “Pen West” Downtown Neighborhood Begins to Take Shape

Walker Evans Walker Evans The New “Pen West” Downtown Neighborhood Begins to Take Shape

Borror Prorperties unveiled their newest project last Thursday, which includes a mix of office space and apartment units slated for the far west end of Nationwide Boulevard in an expansion area of The Arena District that some have dubbed “Pen West”. While Borror’s five-and-a-half acre development proposal is impressive in size, it’s actually just one […]

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Borror Properties Unveils 5.5 Acre Mixed-Use Project Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Borror Properties Unveils 5.5 Acre Mixed-Use Project Downtown

Doug Borror, the CEO of local development company Borror Properties, recently told us the story of his own personal relocation from Dublin to The Short North, which ended up sparking a major change in the company’s business strategies for investing in development opportunities. “It was a beautiful April night in 2013, and I was sitting […]

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The Sonoma Grille Set for Spring Opening in The Arena District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Sonoma Grille Set for Spring Opening in The Arena District

The Arena District will getting a dose of California cuisine this spring. The Sonoma Grille, a casual West Coast rustic restaurant, has moved into the former Darz Cafe location on 111 W. Nationwide Boulevard. Construction began in January, with an intensive remodel that included building a full kitchen. The interior of Sonoma will seat 20-25, […]

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COTA Renews Free Fares for CBUS Until April 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Renews Free Fares for CBUS Until April 2016

The Central Ohio Transit Authority Board of Directors approved a resolution this morning that extends free fares for the Downtown CBUS Circulator route through the end of April 2016. The free fare system was scheduled to expire on May 3rd if the transit authority was unable to secure additional private funding for the popular Downtown […]

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Jeff Ruby Considering Restaurant Expansion into Columbus Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeff Ruby Considering Restaurant Expansion into Columbus Market

If you’ve spotted a travel bus crowned with Texas longhorns in Columbus in recent months, then you may be interested to hear that the recognizable vehicle belongs to Jeff Ruby of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment. The Cincinnati-based restaurateur operates a group of steakhouses and restaurants, including The Precinct in the Columbia-Tusculum neighborhood, Carlo & Johnny in […]

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Barley’s Expansion Would Triple Brewing Capacity

Walker Evans Walker Evans Barley’s Expansion Would Triple Brewing Capacity

Earlier this week, we learned that Barley’s Brewing Company has plans to relocate their beer-making operations just two blocks away to a vacant warehouse structure across the street from BBR. While Jason Fabian, General Manager at Barley’s, says that no lease has been signed yet, he said that the project is moving forward steadily and […]

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