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Crew Stadium and Development Proposal Headed to Commission

Brent Warren Brent Warren Crew Stadium and Development Proposal Headed to Commission

The plan to build a new soccer stadium and mixed-use development on the western edge of the Arena District will gets its first hearing from the Downtown Commission next week. Update Aug 27, 2019: CLICK HERE for a closer look at the mixed-use proposal. Documents submitted to the City of Columbus show the proposed street […]

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First Look: Canopy by Hilton

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Canopy by Hilton

Correction: An email sent out by Columbus Underground incorrectly stated that the rooftop patio opens next week, but only the hotel itself is opening next week. Full details can be found below. The new Canopy by Hilton, at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd., will feature 167 hotel rooms and two restaurant concepts – one on the […]

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Arena District Movie Theater Will be Converted to Office Use

Walker Evans Walker Evans Arena District Movie Theater Will be Converted to Office Use

Anyone holding out hope that a movie theater would re-open in the Arena District can officially consider those hopes dashed. Nationwide Insurance announced today plans to convert the 31,000 square feet of space into a new “Innovation Center,” relocating workers from its “Refinery 191” innovation space next door. “The expansion of our innovation facilities reflects […]

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Proposal Calls for Apartments, Condos, Hotels and More on Vacant Land Next to Arena District

Brent Warren Brent Warren Proposal Calls for Apartments, Condos, Hotels and More on Vacant Land Next to Arena District

An ambitious proposal from Schottenstein Real Estate Group calls for transforming over 20 acres of vacant land next to the Arena District into a mixed use development featuring apartments, condominiums, retail and multiple hotels. “We’ve been working on assembling the parcels for a long time,” said Managing Partner Corey Schottenstein. “Now that we have both […]

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Work Starts on 12-Story Hotel Downtown, Rooftop Bar Planned

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Starts on 12-Story Hotel Downtown, Rooftop Bar Planned

The former HER Realtors building at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd. has been demolished, and vertical construction is scheduled to start this summer on a 12-story hotel on the site. The Canopy by Hilton hotel will have 167 rooms and feature a first-floor bar and restaurant in addition to a rooftop bar with two separate outdoor […]

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Power Plant Renovation Gets Tax Credits, Work to Start Soon

Brent Warren Brent Warren Power Plant Renovation Gets Tax Credits, Work to Start Soon

Plans to renovate the Municipal Light Plant building at 555 West Nationwide Boulevard took a big step forward yesterday with news that the project has been awarded $2 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits. Developer Brad DeHays said that interior demolition work is scheduled to start soon and continue through October. Work on the […]

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Jeff Ruby Opening Steakhouse in Downtown Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jeff Ruby Opening Steakhouse in Downtown Columbus

Cincinnati-based steakhouse restaurateur Jeff Ruby is officially making his way to Columbus. The restaurant owner announced today his plans to open one of his signature restaurants at 89 E. Nationwide Boulevard in the space currently home to 89 Fish & Grill. The news comes as little surprise, as Ruby’s not-so-subtle tour bus was spotted in […]

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