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    Went there last Saturday in the middle of the afternoon

    Tenzo liked running on the grass. Which was just about all his because there was only one other person on it.

    There were three kids riding the carousel with their parents.

    Generally about 8 city workers to the 6 visitors.
    Where did all the people go?


    I was past there Saturday, on the way to the Arts Fest. and was also suprised to see it so empty. But I think it will be one of those things where there will have to be an event going on, like a concert, to get people out there.
    Plus with no trees or shade it looked like the pits of hell down there during the height of the heat.



    Great stuff for kids on Friday mornings:

    Friday mornings are all about kids at Columbus Commons. This free event kicks off with a celebrity story time by OSU athletes and coaches, in partnership with the 2nd & 7 Foundation, and is followed by a fun, interactive children’s activity, with everything from jugglers and musicians, to inflatable and face painters. Kids can read, play and take a free spin on the carousel. The Columbus Metropolitan Library will also bring the book mobile to Columbus Commons from 10am to 2pm, and will be sponsoring free Wi-Fi in the Reading Room.




    Columbus Commons to sell beer despite hassle
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Beer will continue to flow at Columbus Commons events despite having the Downtown park’s request for a seasonal liquor permit dumped from the state budget this week.

    Capitol South, the nonprofit group that developed and operates the 9-acre park, has had to apply for temporary permits to sell beer and liquor during events since the park opened May 26.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/06/29/park-to-sell-beer-despite-hassle.html?sid=101


    The new Schelotto & Padula Soccer Academy is having an event for kids and parents at the Commons Saturday morning, beginning at 10:00. It’s a great opportunity to meet and play with Crew greats Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Gino Padula at the new park.

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans



    I wanted to share a few photos from Saturday’s Soccer at the Commons event with Schelotto & Padula Soccer Academy[/url]. It reminded me of how cool it is that we now have green space like this in the downtown. It was a beautiful day, and lots of kids came out to play with Guillermo and Gino, talk with them, take pictures with them, and get autographs of two of our international (and now local) soccer heroes. The new park looked terrific and it provided a great setting for an event like this.

    Columbus Commons is an excellent new addition to our city, and so is Guillermo & Gino’s soccer academy. It was a fun and unique way to spend a summer’s Saturday morning in downtown Columbus, and there was talk that there will be more Soccer at the Commons events with S&P Academy coming up.

    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp

    Columbus Commons was featured on MSN Real Estate in a slideshow about repurposed “dead malls”



    ^^Nice photos from the Soccer at the Commons. Did Budweiser provide refreshments for the kids?



    Picnic With the Pops to swing Downtown
    Friday, July 29, 2011 03:05 AM
    By Jeffrey Sheban

    A long-term agreement to move the Columbus Symphony’s Picnic With the Pops series Downtown could be signed as early as today, people close to the negotiations said.

    Under the five-year deal, the symphony would present its popular outdoor summer concerts next year at Columbus Commons, ending a 28-year run on the Northwest Side lawn of Chemical Abstracts Service.

    Plans for 2012 call for the symphony to perform 11 evening concerts at the commons, a 9-acre park that opened in May on the site of the former Columbus City Center mall.

    A major draw would be a $5 million permanent stage and pavilion – including two large projection screens – expected to be constructed at the north end of the park, which is owned and managed by Capitol South Community Urban Redevelopment Corp.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/arts/stories/2011/07/29/picnic-with-the-pops-to-swing-downtown.html?sid=101

    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans

    Family Funtime on Saturday August 6 at Columbus Commons
    Family Movies + Music Night
    Saturday, Aug 06, 2011 — 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    Come to the Commons with blankets and chairs in-hand to sprawl out on the Grand Lawn and enjoy a free summer of music cinema at the Columbus Commons.

    Enjoy live music from the Shazzbots starting at 7pm, followed by a screening of the movie Disney’s Tangled at 9pm on the lawn.

    6pm: Ice Cream, Food and Beverages*
    7pm: Shazzbots (Kids Rock Group)
    9pm: Tangled

    *Food service stops at 10:30pm



    I noticed that the former US Bank building on 3rd (the one remaining glass mid-rise on the park) has new signage re-branding itself as 175 On The Park. The owners must believe the park adds some value to their location for office rentals. It will be interesting to see down the line if that does payoff towards higher interest and occupancy.

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    I’ve heard that the owner of the building is trying to court a restaurant tenant to locate in the base of the building, facing the park. I imagine the signage is for visibility for that effort.



    Has anyone heard any additional information about the developer building the mixed use apartments / retail? That would add a lot to the area, as well as downtown.

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    I heard several months ago that CDDC put out an RFP for the development at the Commons, but haven’t heard anything since.

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