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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.

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar coming to Arena District


Columbus Business First wrote Piano bar coming to Arena District Monday, July 21, 2008 The newest business in Columbus’ Arena District will offer a different variety of face-off this year. Developer Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd. on Monday said it has signed Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar to open this fall in the neighborhood anchored by […]


22 Acre Development West of Arena District


Business First of Columbus wrote Plaza Properties requesting state money for housing near Arena District Friday, May 23, 2008 by Brian R. Ball Plans for a residential community west of the Arena District in Columbus could get a boost if Plaza Properties Inc. lands a state grant to offset the cost of cleaning the former […]


Giant Eagle & apartments in plans for Arena District

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The Dispatch wrote Plans percolating for Arena District Thursday, May 15, 2008 BY MIKE PRAMIK The final development phase of the Arena District is in the works, a $280 million expansion that would make the Downtown neighborhood a billion-dollar venture. Nationwide Realty Investors, the district’s developer, wants to build a 220-unit apartment complex north of […]


Boston’s Pizza moving into old Red Star space

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Business First of Columbus wrote Boston’s Pizza moving into Arena District’s Red Star space Friday, December 21, 2007 by Dan Eaton A franchisee for Dallas-based Boston Pizza Restaurants LP will take over the space at Nationwide Boulevard and West Street, where it will open a Boston’s Gourmet Pizza. Boston’s Gourmet Pizza restaurants each have a […]


Living the high life at North Bank Condos

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The Dispatch wrote Living the high life Developers say balconies, views at $50 million, 109-unit complex near North Bank set it apart Monday, November 19, 2007 BY MIKE PRAMIK The people who built the 20-story Condominiums at North Bank Park will tell you that each of the 88 units has a view worth a million […]


Spots around arena ramp up for hockey season

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote Spots around arena ramp up for start of hockey season Tuesday, October 2, 2007 By Bill Chronister Taverns and restaurants in and near the Arena District are starting opening-night festivities for the Blue Jackets nearly a day and a half before the puck hits the ice in Nationwide Arena. Frog Bear […]


NRI Squashing Scooter Parking


I’ve parked for the past 2 years behind Frog Bear down in the arena with my little 150cc scooter. Today I got a note reading: “In the future, please do not park scooters or motorcycles in or around the bike racks. NRI has requested that we start warning folks about it. A printed policy will […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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