Arena District - News & Updates
August 27, 2014 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #1037287
Really looking forward to Nada. It should add some much-needed variety and vitality to this block.
Still on my arena district wishlist though is for a Walgreens to go into the vacant spot across the street (ADAC building). That would really round out the neighborhood, IMO.October 27, 2014 10:53 am at 10:53 am #1047914
Looks like lots of the ground-floor amenities for Columbia Gas employees have been built out, like the gym and cafeteria. Oh, and Nada is under way too:October 29, 2014 11:31 am at 11:31 am #1048276
Some more detail shots from around the building…December 5, 2014 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #1053503
Anyone else see this today?? This is some big news for this western edge of the AD. Sounds like a mix of office and residential and all three parcels getting developed in the near future!January 16, 2015 9:56 am at 9:56 am #1059455
So essentially over night I noticed the company directly across from Nada ripped out all of their offices. I also noticed the space by the movie theater on the park has been built out. I wonder if their moving? This also opens the most prime spot ever on Nationwide Blvd. ….. another great new restaurant?March 28, 2015 11:55 am at 11:55 am #1069248
Restaurant Review: Brunch at Nada
March 28, 2015 11:49 am – Miriam Bowers Abbott
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.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/restaurant-review-brunch-at-nada-ma1April 30, 2015 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm #1074487
Making Sports-Oriented Mixed Use Work
By Patricia Kirk
April 29, 2015
The successful development of the Arena District in Columbus, Ohio, set into motion a nationwide flurry of development of urban sports-oriented entertainment districts, as municipal officials across the country reimagined their city centers as places where people live, work, and play.
READ MORE: http://urbanland.uli.org/planning-design/making-sports-oriented-mixed-use-work/May 1, 2015 10:48 am at 10:48 am #1074531
Good article (I’ve been a fan of ULI for a few years now, they’re at least somewhat active up here in northeast Ohio), and this was the money quote for me, distinguishing a lot of the new sports/entertainment complexes under consideration or construction around the country:
Hunden stresses that critical mass is best achieved by locating packaged projects in urban environments where infrastructure and density are already in place. “The high cost of urban sites is forcing facilities to be developed outside the urban core, or at least providing an incentive for them to be built where land is easier to assemble and less expensive, but proximity matters,” he adds, pointing out that entertainment facilities are not generally successful as islands, and isolation limits their economic impact.
The Arena District needed to be where it is. It really would not have worked anywhere else in the county. Not just an Easton-type suburban location; it wouldn’t even have worked at a location like Northland Mall, or where the Columbus Crew stadium is (note that that hasn’t catalyzed much, if any, spinoff growth), or where the old Clippers stadium is (ditto), or anywhere else within the city itself, either.May 5, 2015 1:20 pm at 1:20 pm #1075032
“entertainment facilities are not generally successful as islands, and isolation limits their economic impact.”
Crew/Mapfre stadium is a perfect example of this…May 5, 2015 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #1075039
The article focuses mostly on sports arenas/stadiums, but I’d be curious if casinos would fall under the category of “entertainment facilities.”May 5, 2015 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #1075056
The article focuses mostly on sports arenas/stadiums, but I’d be curious if casinos would fall under the category of “entertainment facilities.”
I would have to think they do. And look how well that island has catalyzed the surrounding area…June 24, 2015 9:39 am at 9:39 am #1082216
New Convenience Store Opening in The Arena District
June 24, 2015 9:31 am – Walker Evans
The Arena District is home to hundreds of residents, thousands of office workers and tens of thousands of guests who visit for the variety of entertainment options that exist in the area. One key amenity missing in the area is a simple convenience store. That is scheduled to change this summer with the opening of Nelson’s Convenience Store at 155 West Nationwide Boulevard, right in the middle of the district.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-convenience-store-opening-in-the-arena-districtAugust 18, 2015 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm #1089431
Looks like they’re making quick progress on the Convenience Store…October 26, 2015 9:06 am at 9:06 am #1098903
Arena District Getting Jumbotron Upgrade
October 26, 2015 9:04 am – Walker Evans
Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI) began installing new outdoor video display boards in the Arena District over the weekend, replacing the iconic visuals mounted on Nationwide Boulevard, just west of Front Street. The new high definition display will feature a new 30 foot wide by 16 foot 8 inch tall screen, and five separate large format LED-lit billboards.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/arena-district-jumbotron
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