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Collecting stubs, 2 big concerts this weekend!

Collecting stubs, upcoming concerts in the District

Stevie Nicks

March 17, 2017

Nationwide Arena

Kick off St. Patty’s Day weekend with Stevie Nicks in the Arena District! Accompanied by The Pretenders, this is our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The 24 Karat Gold Tour has been receiving stellar reviews taking stages across North America. Nicks has collectively sold over 140 million albums.

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Where to eat before and after the concert:

Join The Three-Legged Mare in the Arena District for all day fun the party starts at 6am with all you can eat breakfast buffet. There will also be live music all day with prize drawings, Irish dancers, and a Celtic rock band to round out the evening. No cover charge!

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Bon Jovi

March 18, 2017

Nationwide Arena

The house is not for sale tour will hit arenas across the US including our very own Nationwide Arena in the Arena District. This will be the bands first outing since Bon Jovi’s 2013 Because We Can World Tour. Bon Jovi is ranked the #1 top-grossing tour in the world, a feat accomplished only by The Rolling Stones.

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Where to go before and after the concert:

R Bar

Throw in some hockey before the concert, R Bar will be having their Original Hockey Watch Party Saturday at 1pm. Enjoy some brews, pizza and half price quesadillas.

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Live near the action!

Across the bridge are luxury apartments with the modern amenities you’ve been seeking. Arena Crossing Flats on Vine, and Flats 2 are neighboring communities around the Arena District that offer an array of building, apartment and neighborhood amenities.  Not only will you have an upscale apartment to call home, but you’ll love the excitement of the neighborhood surrounding you. If you prefer to visit downtown but want a little distance, check out Apartments at the Yard in Grandview Yard, Grandview Yard offers a close proximity to the Arena District but with a more suburban vibe.

See why our residents love living in Columbus Downtown Apartments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Columbus Loves, Love

With Valentine’s day around the corner, you may be racking your brain for gifts and things to do in the Arena District or downtown Columbus.

To do in the District:

Buca Di-Beppo

Roses are so overrated

Share a heart-shaped lasagna or spicy chicken rigatoni with your sweetheart at Buca di Beppo.

Click here to reserve your table, available February 12-14!

The Columbus Clippers

Columbus Clippers offer a variety of Valentine’s Day offers available January 30-February 14.

Guarantee delivery by Valentine’s Day by ordering before February 7, or you can pick-up in person. Packages range from $32-$65.

Click here to order online or call the Tickets Line at 614-462-2757!

Max and Erma’s 

Max and Erma’s offers love at first bite! Dinner for two includes: one shareable, two entrees, and one dessert for only $29.

Available February 10-14.

The Big Bang Dueling Pianos 

Whether you are out with your significant other or on a double date, The Big Bang Columbus

has you covered for a fun filled evening that will have you Singing, Laughing & Dancing this Valentines Weekend.

We have tables for 2 and tables for 4 that include:

  • Your Table Reservation (Must Arrive By 8 PM)
  • The Cover Charge For Each Guest
  • A Bottle or 2 Bottles Of Champagne (Depending on reservation type)
  • Drink Tickets
  • Chocolates For The Table
Click HERE for tickets

Boston’s

Give a pizza your heart while giving back!

The Boston’s Pizza Foundation and all Boston’s restaurants partner to donate

$0.50 to from the sale of each pizza January 23 – February 14.

They are also collecting guest donations through the purchase of Paper Hearts in-restaurant.

Don’t forget Heart-Shaped Pizzas are available February 10-14!

Winter Park

What could be more sweet than an ice skate date!

Tuesday February 14th, public skate times:

3:00-4:00pm

7:30-8:30pm

9:00-10:00pm

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Columbus had a great year, let’s celebrate and welcome 2017!

Columbus had a great year, let’s celebrate and welcome 2017!

Photo Credit: Will Shilling

Another year has gone by and Columbus, Ohio is greater for it. This past year some exciting things have happened in our city.

The City of Columbus “Smart Columbus” vision won the U.S. Department of Transportation $40 million Smart City Challenge in June, 2016 after competing against 77 cities nationwide to become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into their transportation network. Columbus was also awarded an additional $10 million grant from Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. to accelerate the transition to an electrified, low-emissions transportation system. See more information Here.

The Columbus Blue Jackets is holding down #1 in the National Hockey League!

and Ohio State goes to the Fiesta Bowl this NYE! I guess we can say 2016 has been kind to our sports teams!

Photo Credit: John Massarella

Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017, we can’t wait to see what’s next!

Residents at Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Flats 2  have some fun New Years Eve options nearby, here are a couple of options within walking distance:

Big Bang Piano Bar

Say goodbye to 2016 & start 2017 off with a bang! The Big Bang Columbus is throwing a huge party in the Arena District this New Years Eve. The all request dueling pianos will have you laughing, dancing and singing along. Big Bang is offering 3 reservation options, so whether you wanna go VIP or blend into the scene, they have you covered.

Party Like a VIP$400 lower level seating, $300 per table upper level seating. VIP includes early entry from 6:30-8:30 which includes private hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception. Table reservations include party favors, souvenir light up shot, two premium drink tickets and bottle of champagne for the table. Party like a Rockstar is $50 and offers a skip the line pass until 10pm, party favors, 2 premium drink tickets and champagne toast at midnight. General admission $25 includes party favors, one premium drink ticket and champagne toast at midnight in the standing room. Get more details and grab a reservation at Big Bang Columbus.

The Three-Legged Mare

Add some mystique to your NYE! What is more fun than a masquerade party? A masquerade party that includes drinks, music and great food!

Join 3 Legged Mare for the 2nd annual Masquerade party which includes open bar, prime rib and turkey carving stations, small plate appetizer, a champagne toast at midnight and music by Sonic Boom! *Masks are encouraged and cocktail attire is appreciated, but not required. Make plans with The Three Legged Mare!

 

Have a safe and Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!


Holiday Festivities & Downtown Amenities!

Holiday Festivities & Downtown Amenities!

When you live in downtown Columbus apartments, holidays are even more fun because there is so much to do! Get out your Santa gear and have a jolly good time with friends bar hopping at Santacon, get more familiar with your neighborhood on a Holiday Segaway Tour, Dash through the snow in one of the upcoming holiday races, or take your family to see the Trans Siberian Orchestra perform. Our residents at Flats on Vine, Flats II and Arena Crossing have quick access to these activities and in most cases can even leave the sleigh at home and walk to these fun events!

Check out some of our favorite upcoming holiday events!

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Santacon

December 2nd

Arena District

Mark your calendars for Santacon! What do we love about this event? Entry is FREE, great food and drinks, and great PRIZES for the best costumes! We look forward to seeing you all in your best Santa gear!

Check out participating bars and restaurants                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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Segaway Holiday Lights Tour  

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Check out downtown and enjoy the holiday views. A great way to tour the Arena District and Scioto Mile!

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Holiday Concerts 

CD 102.5 Holiday Party 12/2

Jimmy’s Jingle Jam 12/14

Blitzmas 12/15

Trans Siberian Orchestra 12/29                                                                   

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Holiday Races

Jingle Bell Run 12/3-  Race Details Here

Speedo Dash 12/10- Race Details Here


Blue Jackets game experience rated among NHL’s best

 

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 9: A general view of the opening face off to start a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers on October 9, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Attending a Columbus Blue Jackets hockey game is one of the most exciting things you can do and is only steps from your downtown Columbus apartment. From the time you arrive to the time you leave- The excitement of the Arena District, the boom of the cannons, the cheers of the crowd, stinger, beer, pizza, dancing Kevin, everything you experience is a win, according to the National Hockey League. The game day experience of fans attending a Blue Jackets game is among the best based on a survey conducted during the 2015-16 season.

“As an organization, we are committed to and take great pride in providing our guests with a world-class experience every time they come to a Blue Jackets game at Nationwide Arena,” said club President Mike Priest. “Succeeding in that effort isn’t possible without the hard work and contributions of every single person that works our games and the support of great partners like Columbus Arena Management, Delaware North, Contemporary Services Corporation, Standard Parking and Jani-King, who share that commitment with us. Our fans are our top priority. We truly appreciate their feedback and we’ll continue to work to enhance their game day experience.”Close to 6,000 Blue Jackets fans were polled to evaluate all aspects of their game day experience including categories such as game day staff, food and beverage, venue technology, safety and security, auxiliary experience and arrival and departure.

R Bar Hero ImageOne of the other reasons that fans could love coming to Blue Jacket’s Home Games is that the Arena District itself makes for an incredible fan experience. R Bar has been voted one of the best hockey bars in Columbus and always have fun game day specials. They also offer the longest happy hour in the Arena District lasting from 2-8pm. Other Columbus downtown bars and restaurants also fill up with fans on games days! See all of our Food and Drink offerings in the Arena District here and make sure you come early or stay late next time you are in the Arena District.

 

If you are a current resident, and love hockey, make sure to keep an eye for ticket contests on our social pages. We had recently raffled off tickets on our Apartments at the Yard, Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, and Flats II Facebook pages. Right now, Arena Crossing is promoting free tickets to either a Blue Jackets game or Express Live concert to anyone that tours and leases by October 31st!

The Blue Jackets return to action soon. See their Full Home Schedule Here. Tickets for all home games are currently available for purchase online at BlueJackets.com, Ticketmaster.com, or in person at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans may purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745‐3000.

See the original article HERE.


FALL FESTIVALS YOU HAVE TO CATCH IN COLUMBUS

FALL FESTIVALS YOU HAVE TO CATCH IN COLUMBUS

The best thing about living in Flats on Vine, Flats II and Arena Crossing is the close proximity to all of the festivals and entertainment! During the fall we look forward to a number of festivals from Italian food to the international film festival and of course Halloween wouldn’t be the same without HighBall!

Italian Festival October 10-12

Enjoy a tasty weekend at the Italian festival located in Italian Village. Take a tasting tour of italian food, wine and beer and enjoy some neighborly competition at the Bocce tournament.

Columbus Comedy Festival October 23-25

Columbus Comedy Festival located at Wild Goose Creative in Clintonville, performances range from sketch, improv, and standup. Support local comedians and enjoy some laughs!

HighBall October 21-22

Friday 10.21

6:00PM: HB ON THE ROCKS includes a 6pm Stardust Happy Hour, so paint a lightening bolt on your face and join the other David Bowie fanatics and get into Highball free until 7pm

8: 00PM Damn the Witch Siren

9:00PM Fabulous Johnson Brothers

10:00PM HB: On The Rocks Public Costume Contest

10:45PM Robert DeLong

Saturday 10.22

Glam it up with your neighbors and friend and enjoy the Highball Fashion Show.

4:30PM DJ Charles Erickson

7:00PM Nina West & the West Family

8:00PM Nick D & The Believers

9:00PM Mojoflo

10:00PM Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show

11:00PM HB: High Fashion Public Costume Contest

See a full schedule of fall festivals HERE !


Best in the Midwest: Columbus

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A City on the Rise

With lower cost of living, higher employment rates and future development plans, Columbus has been a city on the rise. Major retailers such as L Brands and Victoria Secret, along with 150 other retailers have moved to Columbus over the past few years making it possible for Columbus city wages to rise 6.2%. Recently the city was awarded a $50 million dollar grant for the Smart City Challenge along with $90 million the city had raised to implement modern transportation such as self driving cars, and electric city cars.

Making the Midwest Cool

Photo Credit: Bill Bachmann—Alamy

There is no part of the city you can’t get to within 30 minutes or less. Downtown Columbus offers access to a variety of neighborhood pockets such as the Arena District, Short North, Franklinton, Grandview Yard and more. Residents of apartments such as Flats on Vine, Flats II, and Arena Crossing have a variety of restaurants, bars, movie theaters, concert venues and an Arena all within walking distance. Parks Edge, a high end condominium development will have window views and easy access to the  Scioto Mile. Other developments such as 828 at the Yard condominiums and Apartments at the Yard are located  right in the center of Grandview Heights, which provides residents an easy access to the urban lifestyle of Columbus with a suburban surrounding.

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How to plan the best reunion in Columbus

How to plan the best reunion in Columbus

When planning a family reunion some great choices have always been The Columbus Zoo, Cosi or taking a 2-3 hours drive to Cedar Point and Kings Island, while all of those options are great choices, there is so much to do in our cities backyard, we can create a truly unique a memorable day right in the heart of the city.

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Eat and drink like a local 

If there is one thing Columbus has a lot of it’s the delicious restaurants and booming bar scene. 16 bit can be a fun place to go with your 20-30 somethings in the family to relive the living room video game days, or how about taking the whole family to North Market for a variety of options? Stop for desert at Jeni’s Ice Cream or Whit’s frozen custard, a treat that is sure to please the kiddies in the family.

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Attend a Festival

In the summer there are so many festivals in Columbus it is hard to get to them all, there is bound to be something going on the weekend of your reunion date. Coming up this month is the Jazz and Ribs Fest from July 22-24. The Jazz and Ribs Fest includes delicious barbecue from pit masters around the country, as well as international jazz performances which take place among 3 different stages. A great way to celebrate family with food and great music!

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Enjoy the metro parks

Scioto Audubon offers free picnicking areas that are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Audubon also welcomes family pets and has accessible activities such as volleyball and even a climbing wall. There is also an area for boating and fishing. With Central Ohio’s 22 metro parks there are many beautiful spots for a picnic.

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Photo Credit: Wilma Yoder

Take them out to a ball game

Take your family out to a ballgame! Columbus is home of the Columbus Clippers, and winner of a “Best of Ballparks.” Huntington Park offers fun for the family with games and some on site activities, mascot, sing-along songs and of course hot dogs! Huntington Park provides an affordable, fun-filled day with a variety of viewing options and pricing. For larger families, the perfect spot may be on the grass seating where you may even catch a fly ball!

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Considering a move to Columbus? Check out these city tours!

Considering a move to Columbus or looking to discover even more? Check out these city tours!

Whether your considering a move from the suburbs or you live in Columbus already, there are so many things to discover. A guided tour will help you brush up on your cities history, be more active, find a new favorite bar and be the go to person for out-of-town friends. Residents at our downtown apartments Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine,  Flats II know the Arena District well and enjoy its amenities, tours are a great way for current residents to branch out and expand horizons. One of the great perks of living downtown is not having to live a repetitive lifestyle, forget the chain restaurants, the big box stores and find yourself in a new and exciting place!

Cbus Bike Tours: $55-65.columbus bike tous

The addition of Cbus Bike Tours includes two tour options which include bike rental and helmet. The Trail Treasures tour is a 2.5 hour, 9 mile tour of the Scioto Mile, including the 33 acres of parkland along the Scioto River (keep your eyes open for Parks Edge progress) through downtown Columbus and the upcoming area of Franklinton. The Classic tour includes a flavor of Columbus’ urban neighborhoods.

Columbus Food Adventures: $55-60.

Expand your pallet with the Columbus Food Adventures tour. For the last five years the tour has uncovered city favorites for locals and visitors. Expert foodies lead you to the best locations the city has to offer for taste testing and talking with culinary experts throughout the city. There are options available for the food tours including a taco truck tour, neighborhood specific tours and ethnic food tours. Delicious!

Columbus Brew Adventures: $55-$65.

Columbus Brew Adventures offers tour options in both Columbus and in Grandview for Apartments at the Yard and future 828 at the Yard tenants! You can schedule a spirits and mead tour or even a pizza a beer tour! The tours even includes a designated driver! Columbus loves their local brews, know where to get the best suds in the city!

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Where to Hunt for Pokemon in the Arena District
pokemonDowntown Columbus has always been a hive of activity with tons of great events in the Arena District. 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. Here are some places to look.

Goodale Park

Located just two blocks from the Arena District and running parallel to High Street and the Short North, Goodale Park is always brimming with activity – especially in the summer. Since the Pokemon Go fever has taken America by storm, the park has been teeming with trainers. And with good reason, as the park has been highly-populated with various creatures as of late. Notable Pokemon include Drowzee and Ekans.

McFerson Commons

One of the best venues in Columbus for music festivals, McFerson Commons is also a gathering place for lunch time Pokemon hunters to find Zubats, Weedles, and even a Jigglypuff or two. Grab a bite at one of the local restaurants like Boston’s Gourmet Pizza or Nada while you refuel so you can catch and train even more Pokemon!

Nationwide Arena

Not only do several of the landmarks (AEP Tower) serve as PokeStops, Nationwide Arena itself is a Pokemon Training Gym and it’s one that you will want to fight for. You and other players can gain XP by pitting your captured Pokemon against other opponents in the area, but only if you’ve played Pokémon Go long enough to reach level five (just admit it… you have). Now there is a turf-war to gain control of the Training Gym at Nationwide Arena. Admit it… you want to own it!

Gordon Biersch

On top of being a great PokeStop, there are wonders abounding inside the brewery. For any adult Pokemon hunters, stop in and grab a locally-brewed beer while you wait to capture the illusive pocket monsters at this tasty Columbus restaurant.

Huntington Park

The Columbus Clippers even invited fans out to Huntington Park to play Pokémon Go for a special Pokemon hunt. Once inside Huntington Park fans had the opportunity to roam the concourse, stands and even the outfield grass in attempts to catch Pokemon and build their Pokedex!

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North Market

For a great family outing take all your trainers or meet up with your Pokemon team to grab lunch at North Market and catch them all.

The Scioto Mile

One of the most beautiful walkway and biking trail in Downtown Columbus, the newly refinished Scioto Mile is chuck full of Pokemon trainers on the hunt to catch even more of these creatures. Magmar sightings have been noted along with the rare Pidgeot. This loop also takes you near the Columbus State House which is brimming with PokeStops.

Pokemon Go Map of Columbus Ohio

Need some help with all of the legwork that goes with hunting Pokemon in a big city? Actual Brewing is organizing a Pokemon Safari Beer Bus where Pokemon Trainers can join up and catch them all while drinking them all.

As always, game creators and city officials ask that players be mindful of their surroundings while hunting down Pokemon, and to stay safe. Happy hunting!