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Brrrr, it’s cold but these events are hot- things to do in January.

Brrrr it’s cold, but these events are hot- things to do in January.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena

In case you didn’t know it, the Columbus Blue Jackets are kind of a big deal! With now 16 game wins in a row, the Blue Jackets now own the second-longest winning streak in NHL history! Did we mention they are also #1 right now in the NHL? Boom! Sergei Bobrovski is the NHL’s 1st star of December which is the first awarded to a #CBJ player. CBJ games are one of the hottest things to do in the District right now. If your looking to move to the area Apartments at the Yard, Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Flats 2 are offering new move-ins 2 free game day tickets just to say welcome to the neighborhood. Click below to purchase specific game day tickets.

World’s Toughest Rodeo, 7:30PM

World’s Toughest Rodeo

Grab your chaps and your hat and walk on over to Nationwide Arena. The Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo will spotlight fan favorite events: Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bareback Riding including the thrilling Winner takes all…Showdown Round.  Catch the world’s toughest cowboys and don’t miss the Midwest’s fastest cowgirls Barrel Racing competition.

Nationwide Arena, January 14,2017 ,  More Info and tickets Here

Concerts to be excited about:

January 7th, Blackbear at A&R Music Bar

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January 16th, Run the Jewels at Express Live

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View all concerts this month Here 

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to hibernate! There are lots of fun things to do in the Arena District

 


Things to do in Columbus

Wherever you’re staying in Columbus, you’re going to have a great trip. The world-class Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a delight any time of year (check out the new polar bear and tiger cubs this summer!). Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens brings horticulture and art together with a spectacular glasshouse, a stunning community garden campus and sculpture sprinkled throughout. The Columbus Museum of Art just added a new modern art wing, complete with sunny galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden. COSI mixes science and fun for kids and adults. New parks, like the Scioto Mile, connect the city to nature, and dozens of miles of multi-use trails span Columbus.

If you’re more of a sporty type, you’ll find professional and collegiate games and matches all year long. From Columbus Crew SC to the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets to the MLB AAAColumbus Clippers, you’re going to find something to cheer for. Find great brand-name shopping at Easton Town Center and Polaris Fashion Place or peruse the boutiques of the Short North Arts District, Grandview and German Village.

With a cultural scene to rival any in the nation, you have your pick of live music, art exhibitions, concerts and theater. And be sure to grab a cup of coffee, because you’re going to want to stay out late.

This was originally published by Experience Columbus. See the full article here. 

10 Benefits of Living in a Downtown Columbus Apartment

Making the life decision as to where you rest your head every night and live your life during the day can be a daunting task to say the least.  A final conclusion of this magnitude requires clear thought and concise evaluation.  To help with this decision here are 10 benefits of downtown Columbus apartment living.

Financial

The number one benefit of living in an apartment is the financial aspect of renting.  Rent is generally cheaper than a mortgage.  In addition to an overall lower monthly payment, other financial components such as upkeep and utilities are generally lower because of the smaller space and the overall responsibility of a landlord/owner versus a tenant. Plus the property managers at Flats on Vine, Arena Crossing, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard are incredible.

Maintenance

As discussed in the financial benefits, maintenance expenses are generally lower due to responsibility generally falling on landlord/owner.  Not only is the lack of maintenance worries a financial blessing, but it’s also a check off the “Things to Do” list.  When it snows, no need to shovel, when the lawn looks a little rugged, it’s not your concern – we will take care of that.  The peace of mind associated with the mental freedom of renting is priceless.

 

Unlike houses, apartment complexes are generally built with specific amenities such as pools, gyms and laundry facilities directly on the premises or at the least in very close proximity.  Although you could always have these elements built into your home, the financial obligation is not as rewarding.  Apartment living can prove to be a very convenient living arrangement, especially if you work downtown!

Safety

Although homeowners often invest in some form of home security system or another, apartment complexes also invest in the overall safety of its residents.  The close proximity of neighbors (in contrast to being the only one in a house at any given moment) and typical apartment complex safety measures prove that multi-unit dwellings are the safest locations for single women, children, families and the elderly.

Size

Apartment proportions are, simply put, convenient.  A newly graduated Ohio State student is generally looking for a place to call home; a living room, bedroom, bathroom and maybe a kitchen for show.  This space does not have to be large and lavish, it just needs to feel safe and quaint (even for the guys).  This same basic need is apparent in most people, college kids, single women, bachelors and even friends who chose to live as roommates.

Community

Other great benefits of apartment living are the social implications of the close proximity and connections one develops during their residency.  Although a sense of community exists in both rural and suburban areas, the close proximity of apartment life enhances the probability of creating life long connections.

Short-term

Parallel to buying a home, apartment rentals make great short-term options.  Deciding to buy a home is a life long dream but you have to live somewhere while you prepare to make that dream come true.  Whether you are working on credit, saving money or mentally preparing for the responsibility of owning a home, an apartment is the best interim option.

Savings

The financial benefits discussed here are gateways to our future.  While we endure less burden and responsibility while renting, this is the opportune time to invest into your future.  By placing the money saved into a “rainy day” account, this can be the beginning of a brighter financial outlook.

Lower Responsibility

So far we have discussed money savings from rent, lack of need to maintain the property and, well, that’s it.  The lack of need to maintain property is not only a financial windfall but also a stress reliever.  Homeownership comes with a lot of headaches and issues and deciding to rent will help you avoid these types of setbacks.  Instead of using the “rainy day” fund to fix the boiler, it can be used for a much-needed vacation to a tropical island.

Accessibility

One of the best things about an apartment complex is the close proximity of anything you need. Living in the Arena District or Grandview Yard puts you within walking distance of Nationwide Arena home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Huntington Park home of the Columbus Clippers, a variety of restaurants and bars as well as a few great concert venues!

Overall, apartments are perfect for anyone who wants a place to call home.  Considering the financial advantage of renting and the many underlying benefits that result, apartment rentals are a great choice for a great home.


Using Succulents to Decorate your Apartment

If you are looking for cheap ways to decorate your Downtown Columbus Apartment, there is no better way than to use succulents to brighten up a room.

Succulents are low maintenance plant companions that are resilient against the most cursed of thumbs (I’m looking at you 20-something-men). And there are so many quirky varieties to suit your style! Once you try planting these guys, you’ll wonder why you ever fussed with any high maintenance froufrou plants. Ever! Whether you buy or DIY, the planting possibilities for succulents are endless — but let’s start with 19 fun-easy options.

1. DIY Succulents and Terrariums: The unfinished ceramic base plus a simple glass top create a beautiful little world for your succulents and opens up a whole other world. (Of DIY potential!) (via A Daily Something)

2. Murus Terrarium ($95): For minimal design with elegance, geometric is the way to go. Wiry succulents balance the clean lines of the terrarium perfectly.

3. Succulent Terrarium and Planter: For a more well-rounded approach, go globular. Dangle it in front of a window for a little inside green. (via Adventures in Cooking)

4. Hanging Succulent Planter: It’s cute-meets-rustic. DIY this little ball of lovely. (via Brit + Co.)

5. Mini Zen Garden ($50): Fit in your moment of zen with your own private meditation garden. You can’t sit in it, but making swirls in the sand seems calming.

6. DIY Succulent Table: This is a centerpiece that’s here to stay. Let the backyard festivities begin! (via Far Out Flora)

7. Oblong Chiseled Tray ($68): Don’t overlook the powder room. These little blooms bring hard surfaces to life.

8. The Trapeze Planter: Finally, a planter that gives succulents the stage they deserve. Balancing with grace, they’re sure to liven up any extra ceiling space. (via Poppy Haus)

9. Gilded Terracotta Pots: A little gold leaf will always class things up. It’s the perfect touch of elegance. (via Design Sponge)

10. Plant Pods: These shelves are ideal to liven up a blank wall and spare yourself the precious counter space. Better still, this project was just funded on Kickstarter!

11. Cork Planter Bookend Set ($50): We love housewares that do double duty. But triple duty? Your bookends never got so much action.

12. Head Planter: Ditch the Chia pet and upscale your cranium crafting.

13. Vertical Succulent Planter Garden: Aren’t they as pretty as a picture? Frame up your floral succulents.

14. Succulent Monogrammed Planter Box: You can see your name in lights. Or um, plants.

 15. DIY Succulent Lantern Planter: In lieu of candles, lanterns make great houses for plants. Some may even call it a plantern. (via Butter Paper Studios)

16. Dinosaur Planter ($25): Herbivore or carnivore, these dino planters are crowd-pleasers.

17. Air Plant Mobile ($45): These little air plants dangling from the sky are like a minimal jungle. Go mobile!

18. Jellyfish Air Plant ($25): Land, sea and sky come together in a dream-like take on hanging plants.

19. Vertical Wall Planter: With your wall in full bloom, the only place to go is up! (via Luna See)


Arena District Pokemon Go Pub Crawl

Just steps from our Downtown Columbus Apartments, the Arena District has always been a hive of activity with tons of great events. While it is typically a stomping ground for die hard sports fans (we see you Blue Jackets fans), concert goers, and young professionals looking to make their big break, it has recently become overrun with a new kind of swarm – Pokemon. The Arena District is swarming with characters of all shapes and sizes, and it is up to YOU to catch them all.

Come catch them with us on Thursday, August 11th and grab a drink or a bit to eat while you are at it! There will be lots of lures and incense out to help bring all the Pokemon to the District. They will be ripe for catching. You’ll also be able to battle for Nationwide Arena’s and R Bar’s Pokemon Training Gyms.
To help keep trainers fueled and ready our local bars and restaurants will have lots of food and drinks specials. Catch a Pokemon in the Arena District and take a screen shot, show the screen shot to your bartender or waiter to get access to these specials! Check back to find out what specials you’ll want to collect at all of our participating locations!
R Bar
Gordon Biersch
COSI
Three-Legged Mare
Buca di Beppo
Dick’s Last Resort
Ted’s Montana Grill
Boston’s Pizza
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Pokemon Go Map of Columbus Ohio

Need to cool off with a drink or some food to refuel while hunting Pokemon in a big city? Stop in at any of the Arena District Bars and Restaurants!

If you want to be the very best, like no one ever was… catch them is your real test. To train them is your cause. Gotta catch’em all!

Who’s ready for this year’s FMMF?

The third annual Fashion Meets Music Festival is sure to be one of the hottest events Columbus sees this summer – and it’s right around the corner.

FMMF

Single-Day tickets are now on sale and you can purchase them HERE!

The daily schedule has also been released! Download the schedule so you can plan out your day at FMM

F and make sure not to miss any of your favorite sets and runway shows!

Saturday FMMF 2016 Sunday FMMF 2016

Right now you can party with FMMF at Standard Hall in the Short North. Attend the official FMMF Kickoff Party on Thursday, August 4th, in Columbus, OH at the Short North’s newest hangout, Standard Hall.

The event is open to the public. See you there!


We’re ready to rock C-bus! Check out our top 10 anticipated concerts!

We’re ready to rock C-bus! Check out our top 10 anticipated concerts!

 

We’ve made our list of 10 top concerts to kick off the summer in Columbus! With bands like American Authors, we are looking forward to “the best day of our life”! Have you gotten your tickets for Promowest Fest? Promowest Fest features bands such as Walk the Moon, Modest mouse, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J and many more over a 3 day Columbus festival! With so many venues that rock, the Arena District has a great line up of events. Plan your calendar by month on our full Arena District events page.

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American Authors– 5/13 7pm at A&R music 

The 1975– 5/22 6pm at Express Live 

Cage the Elephant– 6/5 6pm at Express Live

Sting and Peter Gabriel– 6/21 at Nationwide Arena 

Awolnation– 7/6 6:30pm at Express Live 

Dave Matthews Band -7/8 7pm at Nationwide Arena

Promowest Fest– 7/15-7/17 in the Arena District

Bush and Chevelle -7/27 5pm at Express Live

Coldplay– 7/28 7pm at Nationwide Arena

Drake– 8/13 7pm at Nationwide Arena

What concerts are you looking most forward to this summer?


Eddie George’s Grille 27- Kickoff weekend in Grandview Yard!

Eddie George’s Grille 27 has moved into Grandview Yard, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our new neighbor!

Eddie George's Grill 27, Drinks, Food, Burgers, Ohio State, Heisman Trophy, Grandview Yard

Our residents and football fans alike will enjoy the spirit of campus without having to leave the Yard! The new location has the same open concept but with some new additions including a horseshoe bar, 70 TV’s, and a giant projector! With the addition of the projector, it feels like your at the game!

Eddie George’s is named for Heisman Trophy winner and OSU graduate Eddie George, O-H! His namesake restaurant offers a scratch kitchen featuring a twist on classic American fare including fresh burgers, steaks, seafood, unique salads and appetizers. Even during the first week open in Grandview yard, the staff is operating as a well oiled machine. With a terrific wait staff in place, juicy burgers and delicious appetizers, we know you’ll have a winning experience!

Speaking of appetizers, did you know that if you join the Hall of Fame Club, you get a free appetizer just for signing up? Appetizers like Dynamite Shrimp, Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers, and a delicious mountain-high pile of nachos. Yum! See the full menu! Another perk for our residents of being a member of the Hall of Fame Club is frequent guest perks, you will earn a free meal after every 10th meal! Sign up for the Hall of fame club. So join us this weekend and kickoff our grand opening in Grandview Yard! We look forward to sharing a drink and a bite with you to celebrate our new neighbor Eddie George!

Eddie George's Grill 27, Drinks, Food, Burgers, Ohio State, Heisman Trophy, Grandview Yard

 


Mega Weekend Spring 2016

Need some ideas of things to do this weekend? Columbus is jam-packed!

Columbus Zoo Nora
Nora, the Zoo’s polar bear cub, will make her first public appearance on Friday, April 15 at 9:30am. Photo by Grahm S. Jones for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Friday- Grab a cup of your favorite pour over while the Roosevelt coffee house celebrates their anniversary. Grab dinner and a movie, Jungle Book now showing at Studio Movie Grill. For a ‘Night at the Barre’ get tickets to ballet met. Concert goers, Andrew Bird will be at Express Live at 7pm! Grab some taco’s on the patio of Nada!

Saturday- Music Lovers, Record Store day is being celebrated by your local record stores, stop in at Spoonful Records on Long Street and pick up some vinyl. Aids Walk in central Ohio is taking place as well as Columbus International 5k. OSU football will be kicking off their spring game. See Culin Omori at the Basement. Celebrate German traditions with live music, Bavarian Fare and Bier Garden at Hofbrauhaus Columbus!
Sunday
Wake up for Breakfast on Sunny Street Café. Check out the Sunlight Market on Gay Street. Go to the Zoo and catch Baby Nora the Polar Bear at 9:30 a.m.Take a walk through the parks- it’s beautiful outside! Grab a free game of Frisbee golf at OSU. Wine and Dine with great Italian cuisine at Buca Di Beppo.

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Life in the Arena District – Downtown Columbus

Want to get a better idea of what it means to live in the Arena District in downtown, Columbus. Look no further than the video below.

Use your mouse to toggle around this 360 video. You can see the new Parks Edge construction site on the corner of Neil Ave. and Spring St. Move your mouse down and you can see where McFerson Commons is located.

McFerson Commons is home to an assortment of festivals and events including Red, White and Boom, Jazz and Ribs, and shown in this video – The Columbus Blue Jackets Winter Park sponsored by Worthington Industries.

To the northwest you can see how close Huntington Park is, home of the Columbus Clippers. Residents of Flats on Vine, Flats II or Arena Crossing are just a short walk away from a summer ball game.

To the northeast you can see Nationwide Arena home of the Columbus Blue Jackets and host to many of Columbus events and concerts.

To the south you can see the beautiful Scioto Mile. Feel free to explore with this 360 aerial video!