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Arena District

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.

PromoWest Fest Cancelled for 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans PromoWest Fest Cancelled for 2017

Representatives at PromoWest Productions announced this afternoon that the PromoWest Fest will not return this summer due to a required venue change. The event is expected to return in 2018 if a new site can be selected and secured in time for planning that year’s event. The inaugural event took place from July 15 to July […]

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Studio Movie Grill Closes Doors in the Arena District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Studio Movie Grill Closes Doors in the Arena District

After just three years, the Studio Movie Grill theater has closed its doors in the Arena District. A message posted on the exterior of the theater yesterday stated that the business would be closed for the day due to “emergency repairs regarding our restrooms”. Local man Ron Grabowski tweeted at Columbus Underground that someone from […]

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Over 50 Restaurants Opened in Columbus in 2016

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Over 50 Restaurants Opened in Columbus in 2016

Part of what makes Columbus a fun place to go out for dinner and a drink is that there always seems to be a new spot to check out. Throughout the year, Columbus Underground keeps track of the gradual influx of businesses, whether they’re new ventures or replicas of established concepts. At the end of […]

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Second 12-Story Parks Edge Condo Building Announced in Arena District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Second 12-Story Parks Edge Condo Building Announced in Arena District

Representatives from Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI) — the developers of the Arena District and Grandview Yard — unveiled today their second phase of the Parks Edge condo development located at the intersection of Spring Street and Neil Avenue in Downtown Columbus. The phase includes a second 12-story tower that will be located directly to the […]

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Interview: The Goo Goo Dolls

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: The Goo Goo Dolls

The post-grunge veterans and Buffalo natives are in town Saturday at Express LIVE! to support their eleventh studio album "Boxes"

Robby Takac, bassist and vocalist for the Goo Goo Dolls, has a balanced take on the band’s likely permanent association with 1990s nostalgia. “You never want to be thought of as something that’s from a past age,” he says during a phone call from Los Angeles last week. “But at the same time, there’s no […]

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Concert Review: Elle King at Express LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Review: Elle King at Express LIVE!

The rising blue-eyed-soul diva raised glasses and sang loudly with her Columbus fans on Friday night

Just a few weeks after her excellent opening stint for the Dixie Chicks at Nationwide Arena, Elle King returned to her once-hometown of Columbus on Friday night for her very own headlining show at Express LIVE! Austin, Texas export Paul Cauthen served as King’s opener, playing several tracks off of his just-released debut album, My […]

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Interview: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

English-born Leftwich will perform Monday night at The Basement during a stop on his national tour supporting his second album, "After the Rain"

York, England-born singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich, who is currently on tour in support of his sophomore album, After the Rain, will play a headlining show at The Basement in the Arena District. Released in August, the album has received strong critical praise; his delicate ballads comprise a true listener’s record. Opening track “Tilikum” is particularly […]

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