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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.

The Sonoma Grille Set for Spring Opening in The Arena District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner The Sonoma Grille Set for Spring Opening in The Arena District

The Arena District will getting a dose of California cuisine this spring. The Sonoma Grille, a casual West Coast rustic restaurant, has moved into the former Darz Cafe location on 111 W. Nationwide Boulevard. Construction began in January, with an intensive remodel that included building a full kitchen. The interior of Sonoma will seat 20-25, […]

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COTA Renews Free Fares for CBUS Until April 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Renews Free Fares for CBUS Until April 2016

The Central Ohio Transit Authority Board of Directors approved a resolution this morning that extends free fares for the Downtown CBUS Circulator route through the end of April 2016. The free fare system was scheduled to expire on May 3rd if the transit authority was unable to secure additional private funding for the popular Downtown […]

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Jeff Ruby Considering Restaurant Expansion into Columbus Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeff Ruby Considering Restaurant Expansion into Columbus Market

If you’ve spotted a travel bus crowned with Texas longhorns in Columbus in recent months, then you may be interested to hear that the recognizable vehicle belongs to Jeff Ruby of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment. The Cincinnati-based restaurateur operates a group of steakhouses and restaurants, including The Precinct in the Columbia-Tusculum neighborhood, Carlo & Johnny in […]

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Barley’s Expansion Would Triple Brewing Capacity

Walker Evans Walker Evans Barley’s Expansion Would Triple Brewing Capacity

Earlier this week, we learned that Barley’s Brewing Company has plans to relocate their beer-making operations just two blocks away to a vacant warehouse structure across the street from BBR. While Jason Fabian, General Manager at Barley’s, says that no lease has been signed yet, he said that the project is moving forward steadily and […]

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Restaurant Review: Brunch at Nada

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Brunch at Nada

Weekend Brunch is the time to hit up Nada. First, because you don’t have to fight the crowds. Second, because its brunch menu goes beyond boring-but-fabulous egg and bacon options, and finally, because those Nada options are delicious. Before a food discussion, it’s best to begin with a discussion of the striking Nada decor. After […]

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Barley’s Expanding Brewing Operations to Renovated Vine Street Building

Walker Evans Walker Evans Barley’s Expanding Brewing Operations to Renovated Vine Street Building

The Keyes Plumbing building is a prominent empty building at 111-115 Vine Street, noteworthy for the fact that it’s well maintained and yet vacant in an otherwise busy stretch between The Arena District and The North Market. That is planned to change soon as new owners are proposing a renovation for the building, which will […]

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Music Lineup Announced for 2015 Park Street Festival

Walker Evans Walker Evans Music Lineup Announced for 2015 Park Street Festival

The 9th Annual Park Street Festival will take place on June 12th and 13th this summer, and festival organizers officially unveiled the event’s musical lineup. Local and regional bands include Damn the Witch Siren, Mojoflo, Turtle Island, The Wet Darlings and Nick D & the Believers among many others. “With the support and help from Woodlands Productions and BravoArtist, our […]

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