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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.

Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Randi Walle Randi Walle Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer’s

With almost five million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s, it is safe to say most people have had an encounter with the disease. Personally, I worked in a nursing home for six years, interacting with residents with Alzheimer’s on a daily basis. It never gets easier to see someone lose their independence to this disease. It […]

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Restaurant Review: Sandman’s Cheesesteak

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Sandman’s Cheesesteak

Although the eatery’s grand opening wasn’t exactly highly anticipated, the lines outside Sandman’s Cheesesteak tell a different story. The trail of humanity queued up in an Arena District alley is rather attention getting; attention-getting enough to inspire a meticulously-timed 11am visit, so as to avoid the rush. According to the joint’s website, the cheesesteak operation […]


Concert Preview: All Them Witches at A&R Music Bar

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: All Them Witches at A&R Music Bar

New West recording artists All Them Witches will make a stop at A&R Music Bar tonight – the last date they’ve booked stateside before they embark on a European tour for much of August. Their latest album, Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, is a carefully crafted set with its roots planted firmly in psychedelic rock and […]

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PromoWest Fest Embraced by Music Fans

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis PromoWest Fest Embraced by Music Fans

The beautiful weather and music continued throughout Saturday as day two of PromoWest Fest took place at McFerson Commons. A minor soundcheck issue before the opening band caused a small delay in the day’s schedule. But once the music began it ran continuously from start to finish as day two mixed up the likes of […]

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PromoWest Fest Kicks Off to a Roaring Start

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis PromoWest Fest Kicks Off to a Roaring Start

A trip into the mind of Wayne Coyne brought day one of the inaugural PromoWest Fest to a close as The Flaming Lips brought their psychedelic live show to rain confetti, balloons and mind-expanding pop-rock onto McFerson Commons. The Oklahoma band were the perfect headliners to kick-start what thus far seems to be an expertly […]

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Power Plant Renovation Gets Tax Credits, Work to Start Soon

Brent Warren Brent Warren Power Plant Renovation Gets Tax Credits, Work to Start Soon

Plans to renovate the Municipal Light Plant building at 555 West Nationwide Boulevard took a big step forward yesterday with news that the project has been awarded $2 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits. Developer Brad DeHays said that interior demolition work is scheduled to start soon and continue through October. Work on the […]


Granero Lounge Opens Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Granero Lounge Opens Downtown

The space at 51 Vine Street, formerly home to the Diesel nightclub, is now home to Granero Lounge. The owners, who also operate the Park Street Cantina and campus-area establishment Formaggio, have spent the past eight months transforming the space with reclaimed wood (granero means “barn” in Spanish). “We are excited for our guests to […]

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