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PromoWest to Rename Express Live! with New Exclusive Naming Rights

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman PromoWest to Rename Express Live! with New Exclusive Naming Rights

KEMBA Financial Credit Union has announced the exclusive naming rights for the Arena District entertainment venue formerly known as EXPRESS LIVE! The venue will now be known as KEMBA Live! The naming rights are a part of a 10-year partnership that “further highlights their commitment to the local community,” read a press release announcing the […]

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Restaurant and Entertainment Venue Planned for Downtown Warehouse

Brent Warren Brent Warren Restaurant and Entertainment Venue Planned for Downtown Warehouse

A plan to convert a 1960s-era Downtown warehouse into a new restaurant, bar and entertainment venue was presented to the Downtown Commission this week. The 33,000-square-foot building, located at 225 Neilston Street, has been occupied by the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Statistics for years. The agency, which uses the building for the […]

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Council Announces Lower Ticket Tax, Separate Fund for Nationwide Arena

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council Announces Lower Ticket Tax, Separate Fund for Nationwide Arena

After months of public input, the Greater Columbus Art Council’s (GCAC) proposed ticket fee has been considered and revised by Columbus City Council. Through the Columbus Art Alliance, council has established two funding streams: the Creativity Fund and the Stabilization Fund, designated for GCAC grants and capital improvements at Nationwide Arena, respectively. “This proposal is […]

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PHOTOS: Movement Pursuing Arts, Commerce & Community Arts Space Opening

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman PHOTOS: Movement Pursuing Arts, Commerce & Community Arts Space Opening

The Maroon Arts Group creative collective, in collaboration with the City of Columbus and other sponsors, opened its new Movement Pursuing Arts, Commerce & Community (MPACC) arts space in the King-Lincoln District on Sunday, May 20. A unique development consisting of two repurposed shipping containers—with a third operated by vegetarian soul food restaurant Willowbeez SoulVeg—Maroon Arts Group […]

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The Annex at 801 Brings Downtown-Style Venue to South Hilltop

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Annex at 801 Brings Downtown-Style Venue to South Hilltop

Drew and Dalay Murray are the owners of The Annex at 801, a new industrial events venue near Franklinton in the southern Hilltop area. The Murrays are both graduates of Ohio State and have been together since meeting there in 2012. Drew studied civil engineering, while Dalay studied interior design and interior architecture. Together they […]

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The Exchange Event Venue by Cameron Mitchell is Now Open

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Exchange Event Venue by Cameron Mitchell is Now Open

The Exchange, an event venue by Cameron Mitchell Premier Events (CMPE), is now open at Bridge Park in Dubiln. The contemporary, open event space is the newest addition to CMPE’s venues, which include The Ivory Room and Darby House. A large room with moveable walls, The Exchange will cater to gatherings large and small. “Our […]

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Rooftop Bar and Event Venue Juniper Will Open in October

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Rooftop Bar and Event Venue Juniper Will Open in October

The search for the perfect urban rooftop venue is over for Steve Rayo, owner and CEO of Dock580. The Smith Bros. Hardware building is a little taller now, with construction on the rooftop bar, restaurant and venue space nearing completion. Opening in late October, Juniper will function as a private event space on the weekends […]

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