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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.

Interview: The Goo Goo Dolls

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: The Goo Goo Dolls

The post-grunge veterans and Buffalo natives are in town Saturday at Express LIVE! to support their eleventh studio album "Boxes"

Robby Takac, bassist and vocalist for the Goo Goo Dolls, has a balanced take on the band’s likely permanent association with 1990s nostalgia. “You never want to be thought of as something that’s from a past age,” he says during a phone call from Los Angeles last week. “But at the same time, there’s no […]

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Concert Review: Elle King at Express LIVE!

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Review: Elle King at Express LIVE!

The rising blue-eyed-soul diva raised glasses and sang loudly with her Columbus fans on Friday night

Just a few weeks after her excellent opening stint for the Dixie Chicks at Nationwide Arena, Elle King returned to her once-hometown of Columbus on Friday night for her very own headlining show at Express LIVE! Austin, Texas export Paul Cauthen served as King’s opener, playing several tracks off of his just-released debut album, My […]

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Interview: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

English-born Leftwich will perform Monday night at The Basement during a stop on his national tour supporting his second album, "After the Rain"

York, England-born singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich, who is currently on tour in support of his sophomore album, After the Rain, will play a headlining show at The Basement in the Arena District. Released in August, the album has received strong critical praise; his delicate ballads comprise a true listener’s record. Opening track “Tilikum” is particularly […]

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Dick’s Last Resort Closes Arena District Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dick’s Last Resort Closes Arena District Location

After just 17 months in business, the Arena District locale for Dick’s Last Resort has shuttered its doors. The closure in Columbus is not the only one for the Nashville-based chain, which simultaneously closed its Newport, Kentucky location right outside of Cincinnati on Sunday. According to an article published by WCPO in Cincinnati, the company […]

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Zoup! Opens in Arena District, Bluescreek Announces New Chef and Cafe, Land-Grant to Open at Airport

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Zoup! Opens in Arena District, Bluescreek Announces New Chef and Cafe, Land-Grant to Open at Airport

Bluescreek Announces New Chef and Cafe Bluescreek Farm Meats recently announced the addition of Chef Spencer Haney and the opening of a new cafe. Bluescreek, a former vendor for the North Market, opened their stand-alone location in Spring of this year and established their own market with local sources. Their new cafe features items like […]

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Interview: Tegan and Sara

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Tegan and Sara

The Canadian-born singers, songwriters, and activists continue the second leg of their world tour to support their new album "Love You to Death" with a stop at EXPRESS LIVE! on October 25th

As sonic landscapes go, the distance between the Calgary, Alberta-born duo Tegan and Sara’s debut album, 1998’s Under Feet Like Ours, and their recently-released Love You to Death, couldn’t be wider. The looser, neo-folk jams of their earliest records seem half a world away from the precise synth-driven sharpness of new cuts like “Boyfriend” and […]

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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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