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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.

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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Local Democrats Foresee a Columbus Convention in 2016

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Local Democrats Foresee a Columbus Convention in 2016

Local Democrats and city officials are optimistic about Columbus’s chances of hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Eleven members of the DNC site selection team spent Wednesday and Thursday touring Columbus in an ongoing effort to choose the right city. Tyneisha Harden, communications and special projects manager for Mayor Michael Coleman, was pleased with how […]

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Columbus and FMMF Move on Without R. Kelly

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus and FMMF Move on Without R. Kelly

The removal of R. Kelly from the inaugural lineup of the Fashion Meets Music Festival has been met with largely positive responses from the Columbus community. Performers, sponsors and potential attendees of the festival voiced serious concerns over the last month about the well-documented history of sexual predation allegations against the R&B singer. In an […]

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Arena District Getting More Loft Offices With Buggyworks Renovation

Walker Evans Walker Evans Arena District Getting More Loft Offices With Buggyworks Renovation

Nationwide Realty Investors purchased the eastern Buggyworks Building two years ago, and little news has been announced on the old warehouse building until today. Representatives from NRI will be presenting plans to the Downtown Commission next Tuesday that would see the building converted into new commercial office space. The original 108,000 square foot Buggyworks building […]

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