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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.

New Dueling Piano Bar to Replace Bar Louie

Susan Post Susan Post New Dueling Piano Bar to Replace Bar Louie

There are some shake-ups in the world of dueling piano bars in Columbus. First, Howl at the Moon is making its Columbus comeback at 504 Park St. in the Arena District. The Chicago-headquartered dueling piano bar previously had a location in the Brewery District, which closed in the early 2000s. Howl at the Moon will […]

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Council Revises Arena District DORA Following Resident Feedback

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council Revises Arena District DORA Following Resident Feedback

On Monday, July 26, Columbus City Council approved a revised Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in the Arena District. The revised DORA was drastically reduced in footprint from a previous proposal by Mayor Andrew Ginther last month. The change was made after residents voiced concerns about residential neighborhood areas in the DORA that lacked retail establishments. […]

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Construction Roundup: Downtown, Franklinton & Beyond

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup: Downtown, Franklinton & Beyond

No matter what neighborhood or suburb you visit in Columbus, you’re likely to find plenty of construction right now. New apartment buildings, offices and always plenty of highway construction. In this new installment of our Construction Roundup series we take a look at some of the major projects under construction throughout Downtown Columbus, The Arena […]

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New Downtown Stadium Name Unveiled: Lower.Com Field

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Downtown Stadium Name Unveiled: Lower.Com Field

The new Downtown home of the Columbus Crew Major League Soccer team has officially been named. The owners of the team announced today a long-term naming rights partnership with New Albany-based Lower.com. When the stadium opens up on July 3, it will officially be known as “Lower.com Field.” “We are proud to partner with Lower in […]

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Council to Discuss Proposed Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in Arena District

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council to Discuss Proposed Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in Arena District

Columbus City Council will hold a virtual public hearing this month to discuss the creation of a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in the Arena District, proposed by Mayor Andrew Ginther. According to a press release, the DORA would run along Nationwide Blvd and include Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and the new Crew Stadium, though exact boundaries […]

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Short Order: Wario’s Beef & Pork

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Wario’s Beef & Pork

The skies turned black when Sandman’s Cheesesteak abandoned the Arena District a year ago. An absence of walk-up cheesesteak sandwiches creates a void in the universe, and a giant hole in the stomach. That hole is emptiness. And then, the resurrection. Word broke that Wario’s Beef & Pork set up a walk-up operation in the same […]

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Fried Chicka Bang Expands to The Arena District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fried Chicka Bang Expands to The Arena District

After just a few months of operation, pop-up restaurant Fried Chicka Bang is already expanding. The delivery/pickup business opened at the end of September near Polaris Fashion Place and launches this week in the Arena District. Uniquely, the pop-up operates from within existing Sunny Street Cafe locations, selling fried chicken sandwiches at night after the […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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