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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.

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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Free CBUS Downtown Circulator Launches

Brent Warren Brent Warren Free CBUS Downtown Circulator Launches

COTA’s new free downtown circulator bus launched today, traveling in a loop between Sycamore Street in the Brewery District and Third Avenue in the Short North. Signs reading “CBUS” mark the stops for the new route, which was first announced by COTA in February. The CBUS will run every 10 minutes from 7am to 7pm […]

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Cincinnati-based Nada Restaurant Opening in Arena District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cincinnati-based Nada Restaurant Opening in Arena District

Another dose of Cincinnati is coming to Columbus by way of Nada — a popular restaurant located not far from Fountain Square. Their Columbus location will land at 240 West Nationwide Boulevard, inside the new Columbia Gas HQ Building that is currently under construction. “Opening Nada in our neighboring city is thrilling,” says chef and […]

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Historic Downtown Power Plant Building May Be Redeveloped

Walker Evans Walker Evans Historic Downtown Power Plant Building May Be Redeveloped

The historic Columbus Municipal Light Plant building located at 555 West Nationwide Boulevard may soon get a new lease on life. The Columbus Department of Development has issued a request for proposals for the redevelopment of this West Arena District site. “We had a few people express interest in the property,” explained Steven Schoney, Director of the Department […]

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Studio Movie Grill Brings Cinema Back to the Arena District

Hope Madden Hope Madden Studio Movie Grill Brings Cinema Back to the Arena District

Those of you who’ve missed having a Downtown movie destination since the Arena Grand closed last May – particularly those with a hankering for more than popcorn with their movies – rejoice. The Texas based cinema-dining franchise Studio Movie Grill has renovated the space at 175 W. Nationwide Blvd. and opens its doors, lights its […]

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