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Living in the Arena District Rocks!

Living in the Arena District Rocks!

The Arena District is a rockin’ place to live for many reasons, here are just a few:

 Blink-182

1) Close proximity to Express Live

The best indoor/outdoor venue around! Bigger shows in an intimate setting!

Visit their website for the upcoming event schedule, or search for an event by name or artist. We can’t contain our excitement for the Blink-182 concert coming August 1st!

2) Resident VIP membership

Yeah, the Arena District apartment communities treat residents like VIP. When you live in the neighborhood you get discounts to walk-able restaurants and entertainment options like 20% off menu items at RBar or BOGO tickets to Columbus Clippers home games! Creating a great living experience for residents is just part of the gig! If you live outside of the Arena District and are looking to move locations check out Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine or Flats II apartments, you will still be within close proximity to Short North, Victorian Village and other draws of downtown Columbus, you just get more perks! Learn more HERE .

3) Social Media Contests

If you aren’t following the Arena District Living Facebook page and Instagram, you should be! This week and next week alone, you can enter to win a pair of FREE Express Live tickets to the following concerts:

  • Slayer- July 18th
  • Echo & The Bunnymen and Violent Femmes- July 19th
  • All Time Low- July 23rd
  • Dashboard Confessional & All-American Rejects- July 25th
  • Lifehouse/Switchfoot- July 26th

4) Cool Living Spaces

Award winning apartment staff- meaning you will like the people that work there, fitness room, swimming pool, modern floorplans and decor that make the most of your space. View downtown living options HERE.

5) Quick Access to downtown parks

You will be within walking/riding distance of both McFerson Commons and the scenic Scioto Mile, so grab your jogging shoes or a CoGo and get after it!

5) We are commit to be fit

Arena District Athletic Club

The Arena District Athletic Club is a perfect downtown fitness destination! You can work out on your own on top-of-the-line equipment or schedule sessions with a personal trainer.

Also, if part of your commitment to a healthier lifestyle includes better eating, visit the plaza on Thursdays from now until October 26 for some fresh farmers market selections!

Farmers’ Market on the Plaza

 


RED, WHITE & BOOM! 2017

Get ready for another amazing fireworks show this year! Red, White & Boom! 2017 is a family-friendly event along the Scioto Mile riverfront in downtown Columbus. For information regarding street closures, specific event locations and times, visit the events page here.

As always, the Arena District restaurants will be open for Boom with some of the City’s best patios and views of the fireworks! The official event After-Party is at The Three-Legged Mare starting at 11pm. If you are in the area, we hope that you will stop by and enjoy the festivities.

Want to be able to walk to events like Red, White & Boom? Follow Arena District Living on Facebook and learn more about Flats on Vine, Flats II and Arena Crossing! Or, live within a 10 minute drive- checkout Grandview Yard neighborhood to learn more about Apartments at the Yard.

All Arena District parking garages will be open and accessible.

Charity Day 5K
Sunday, July 2 at 5:00 p.m.

On Sunday, July 2, 2017 runners and walkers will take to the Scioto Trail for the 2nd Annual Charity Day 5K! The run/walk will be the first event of two days of Red, White & BOOM! festivities starting at 5:00 p.m. followed by an all new entertaining post-race party hosted by Red, White & Boom! The parade, street festival, and fireworks take place the following day on July 3rd. Visit the race website for details and course map.

Ballpark BOOM!
Huntington Park

Enjoy Red, White, & Boom from the comfort of Huntington Park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Phil Dirt and the Dozers will take the stage at 7:00 pm. McGuffey Lane will take the stage at 8:45 p.m. and play until 9:45 p.m. At 9:45 p.m., fans will get to go on the outfield to prepare for the fireworks show! After the fireworks show, Phil Dirt and the Dozers will play another 40-minute set! Purchase your Ballpark BOOM! tickets here.

Red, White & BOOM!
Monday, July 3 Noon until 11:30 p.m.

Parade: The parade will step off at 6:00 p.m. from the Main St. Bridge, turn north on Front St., and disband at the corner of Front St. and Spring St.

Children’s Park: Columbia Gas’ Children’s Park is celebrating it’s seventh year at the corner of Neil Ave. and Long St. This area will feature interactive activities for kids of all ages including: Hyper Sounds Entertainment will be providing a variety of inflatables including a bounce house, slides, obstacle course and much more!

Party on the Park: Head over to the corner of Spring and Neil to check out the all new Beer Garden. This area is 21 and older. The only place at BOOM! with craft beer and liquor. Live music from noon to 11:30 p.m.

Fireworks: Whether you are enjoying Columbia Gas Childrens Park, BOOM! Central, Bicentennial Park or any of the amazing stages, you will have a great view of what we are all here to see: Fireworks will be fired from the east bank of Genoa Park at 10:00 p.m.

Get transportation info, street closures and other questions answered here.

 

Official BOOM! After Party at The Three-Legged Mare
Monday, July 3 at 11:00 p.m.  

Head over to The Three-Legged Mare in the Arena District (401 North Front St.)  immediately following the show to keep your night going at the Official After-Party! Stop by for food, drinks and live music by Sonic Boom.


How do you stir it up? bd’s Mongolian Grill and VIP resident Perks

How do you stir it up? bd’s Mongolian Grill and VIP resident Perks

 

So many combinations! BD’s Mongolian Grill offers a unique dining experience in that you’re kind of your own chef. Being the world’s number one ‘Create Your Own Stir Fry’ restaurant concept, there is a great variety of seafood, meat and vegetable options to “Stir It Up, Your Way!” It’s a lot of fun to put together different ingredients and try to come up with your new fave! Or, if your not as adventurous, they have onsite recipes to help concoct the perfect meal: see recipes here. The staff is always a lot of fun to encounter round the large open grill. What’s even better? bd’s has recently began offering our VIP residents 20% off create your own stir fry daily!

See the resident VIP page for full details and other promotions HERE.

 

What is Resident VIP?

Residents of Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard now belong to a special neighborhood resident VIP program!

The resident VIP program offers special discounts and special offerings for Downtown Columbus residents of the Arena District and Grandview Yard to neighboring restaurants, bars and entertainment. Currently, there are over 20 participating tenants which include the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers, Gordon Biersch, Ted’s Montana Grill and Zoup, just to name a few!

 

Know your Neighborhood

If you currently live in the Arena District or are considering a move to the neighborhood, we suggest liking the Arena District Living Facebook Page.

The Arena District Living page keeps residents and future residents in the know of upcoming events, neighborhood news, VIP perks and fun contests!

 


CELEBRATE SUMMER AT BIG BANG COLUMBUS
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CELEBRATE SUMMER AT BIG BANG COLUMBUS

Summer is officially upon us (thank goodness!), it’s time to bust out the flip flops and sunglasses and head to Big Bang Columbus for their BANGIN Beach Party on Friday, June 23!

BANGIN BEACH PARTY!
FRIDAY, JUNE 23 | 7PM TO 2AM

Wear your best beach gear for FREE admission all night long! You’ll also enjoy $3 Miller and Coors, $7 Shandy Buckets, and some hot beach games with killer prizes. Their entertainers will keep the party going all night long playing your favorite summer jams LIVE. Let them know you’re going on the Facebook event page!

RESIDENT VIP

If you are an Arena District or Grandview Yard resident, use your VIP card to receive FREE ADMISSION every night for you and up to 3 friends!

Residents of Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard now belong to a special neighborhood resident VIP program.

The resident VIP program offers special discounts and special offerings for Downtown Columbus  residents of the Arena District and Grandview Yard to neighboring restaurants, bars and entertainment. Currently, there are over 20 participating tenants which include the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers, Boston’s,  nada and Veranico, just to name a few!

BOOK AN UPCOMING EVENT AT BIG BANG!

If you’re planning an upcoming bachelorette party, birthday celebration, social or corporate gathering, consider having it at Big Bang Columbus! Your guests will LOVE this unique entertainment experience. The Dueling Pianos concept appeals to a vast range of ages and demographics, making it the perfect entertainment option for your corporate group. Private and semi-private space is available, along with the VIP Platform!  The VIP Platform section is a perfect area for groups of up to 25 people seated or 40 people reception style.


Three Legged Mare June Events and Resident VIP perks!

Three Legged Mare June Events and Resident VIP perks!

 

June Events: 

Kick Ass Karaoke Fridays from 9 pm-1 am

Kick Ass Karaoke Fridays hosted by Excesss. Sing a song or sing along, with drink in hand!

Columbus Crew Watch Party- Saturday June 17 at 6pm

Join Rhinegeist Brewery as they cheer on the Columbus Crew Soccer Club beat the Atlanta FC. There will be a foosball tournament, Crew SC ticket give aways and GREAT BEER!

Singo Sundays at 11 am

What is Singo? Singo is a new and exciting musical spin on the traditional game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, players are listening to their favorite music.

Did we mention the Three Legged Mare VIP offering? 

Residents receive 20% menu items every day! 

See the resident VIP page for full details and other promotions HERE.

What is Resident VIP?

Residents of Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard now belong to a special neighborhood resident VIP program!

The resident VIP program offers special discounts and special offerings for Downtown Columbus  residents of the Arena District and Grandview Yard to neighboring restaurants, bars and entertainment. Currently, there are over 20 participating tenants which include the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers, Boston’s,  nada and Veranico, just to name a few!

 

Know your Neighborhood

If you currently live in the Arena District or are considering a move to the neighborhood, we suggest liking the Arena District Living Facebook Page.

The Arena District Living page keeps residents and future residents in the know of upcoming events, neighborhood news, VIP perks and fun contests like a $200 gift card to the new IKEA Columbus! (the winner will be announced Friday, 6.9 at noon, you still have time to enter on the Facebook page!)

 


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.

Buy Tickets

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!

More information

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.

Buy Tickets

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.

More Information 

 

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

Click HERE for more information

 

 

 

 


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  

December 2-December23

Columbus

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

Click Here to learn more 

     

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.