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  • #1059212

    News
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    Arena District Bar With Violent History Shuts Down
    Posted: Jan 14, 2015 9:02 PM EST
    By: Dan Pearlman

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Arena District bar that was frequented by police has shut its doors, for good. On Wednesday, an attorney for HP Land Development, Ltd., which owns the property where The EndZone once sat, confirmed that the bar’s management had handed over the keys, last week. The windows at the bar are covered with plywood and several notes reading: ‘These Premises Shall Remain Closed Until Further Notice And Entrance By Anyone Is Strictly Prohibited.’

    READ MORE: http://www.nbc4i.com/story/27853605/arena-district-bar-with-violent-history-shuts-down

    #1059243

    OneBagTravel
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    Damn, and I was hoping to get shot outside that bar :(

    #1059440
    Gus W
    Gus W
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    Could someone please open something at this spot that doesn’t fold within a year or two??? I guess it’s too damn big and too far out of the way from the rest of the Arena bars. I’m not really in the area much anymore, but I hate seeing places coming and going from this spot.

    #1059444

    thirstychef
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    This area really needs a few nicer options. Having row of mid to late 20 something’s version of campus bars just brings a lot of potential trouble. Hopefully those gravel lots could be turned into more housing and another parking garage.

    #1059453

    surber17
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    I think you just need to knock down the building. To add vibrancy to that area I think you need to have a mixed use development.

    #1059467
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    I think you just need to knock down the building. To add vibrancy to that area I think you need to have a mixed use development.

    IIRC, the building and land is owned by Hamilton Parker, which was originally located in that area when the company was founded over 80 years ago: http://hamiltonparker.com/corporate/

    It’s still a family owned company and has a great story there, though most people only know it through their location off 670, rather than their original “Flytown” location. They also own several of the large gravel parking lots along Vine, and were involved in the proposed Giant Eagle development there in 2009:

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2009/01/09/Arena_District_Giant_Eagle.ART_ART_01-09-09_C8_69CG1M8.html

    Hamilton Parker President Adam Lewin even mentioned in 2012 in a Biz First article that they have plans to develop in the area when they tore down a small building they owned behind BBR (which I think they also own):

    http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2012/06/22/demolition-near-north-market-clearing.html

    So if I had to make a guess as to what the future hold for the “Endzone” building, it would be a demolition followed by a larger scale multi-block development for that area.

    I haven’t had a good chat with Adam in awhile. Either I or Brent can check in with him to see if there’s anything planned for that area. ;)

    #1059474

    GeeDee
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    I seem to recall the anti-gambling forces convincing people this area was far too family-friendly to have one of those icky casinos in.

    #1059482
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I seem to recall the anti-gambling forces convincing people this area was far too family-friendly to have one of those icky casinos in.

    No, the casino was slated for West Nationwide on the other side of Huntington Park. This area:

    https://www.columbusunderground.com/city-to-partner-with-three-developers-for-office-and-residential-projects-on-west-nationwide-blvd-bw1

    #1059530

    wpcc88
    Participant

    Honestly the building does not need to be torn down. The renovations they did in that place after Lodge Bar shut down were nothing short of amazing.

    They need to have someone come in that actually knows what they’re doing when it comes to running a bar. I think a chain like Coyote Ugly or Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar would be perfect for this location. Too bad Tequila Cowboy selected Polaris for their Columbus location because they would’ve been an ideal fit as well.

    In my opinion they need to infill across Vine with restaurants and then mirror Flats featuring a parking deck along Spruce.

    #1059532

    heresthecasey
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    This old proposal still sounds good to me,

    https://www.columbusunderground.com/archives/market_prop.gif

    #1059539

    wpcc88
    Participant

    This old proposal still sounds good to me,

    https://www.columbusunderground.com/archives/market_prop.gif

    6-7 are BBR and Brothers correct? If so leave those and let’s get moving on the others ASAP!!

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