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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.

Market 65 Spin-Off, Veranico, Opens in the Arena District This Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Market 65 Spin-Off, Veranico, Opens in the Arena District This Week

The co-owners of Downtown’s Market 65 are opening a spin-off restaurant this week. Veranico, or Indian summer, will offer a healthy alternative to the Arena District’s lunch crowd. “We wanted to be considered a break in your day,” said co-owner Anthony Micheli. Similar to Market 65, Veranico will serve in a fast-casual style throughout the […]

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Interview: KT Tunstall

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: KT Tunstall

Supporting her latest album, "KIN," the Scottish-born singer-songwriter will kick off her world tour at A&R Music Bar Wednesday Night

KT Tunstall doesn’t at all seem to mind that her ubiquitous 2005 single, “Suddenly I See,” has become her career-defining opus – at least thus far. “It’s been amazing – it’s been phenomenal,” she confirms during a phone conversation we had in early January. “It’s sort of like creating this little creature that travels around […]

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Demolitions Proposed to Make Room for Temporary North Market Parking

Walker Evans Walker Evans Demolitions Proposed to Make Room for Temporary North Market Parking

Tomorrow morning, the Downtown Commission will review a request to tear down three buildings to make room for new surface parking lots. If approved, small single-story warehouse-style structures at 501 Armstrong St. 135 Spruce St. and 165 W. Vine St. would be razed, and temporary parking lots would take their place to better serve North Market […]

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Concert Preview: Griffin House

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Griffin House

The Ohio native, touring in support of his tenth studio album "So On And So Forth," returns to Columbus for a headlining show on Friday night.

It’s always nice to find a little common ground when you’re interviewing someone. As it turns out, Springfield-born singer-songwriter Griffin House and I both spent some formative years – albeit at much different stages in our lives – on campus at Miami University. House’s story is slightly more interesting given that his time in the […]

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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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