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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of January 21, 2019

There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of January 21, 2019:

 

Music

Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion ft. McGuffey Lane & Friends

Saturday, January 26 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

One of the most highly anticipated country music events in Columbus–Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion–is returning to EXPRESS LIVE! this Saturday! The annual festival was started by Columbus-based country rock band McGuffey Lane to commemorate their time as the house band at the now-defunct Zachariah’s Red Eye Saloon in the 1970s. This weekend’s show will once again feature McGuffey Lane, and a few friends from their 40+ year tenure. If you’re a country music fan, Zachariah’s Red Eye Reunion is a must-attend.

 

Entertainment

 

Cirque du Soleil, CRYSTAL

January 23-27, 2019 | Nationwide Arena | Various Times

At the end of January, witness a performance from one of the most entertaining theatrical producers in the world. Cirque du Solei will be returning to Nationwide Arena with their production of CRYSTAL, a synchronized, freestyle and extreme ice show that also features circus acts like swinging trapeze, aerial straps and more.

Watch these world-class skaters and acrobats as they make Nationwide Arena their own frozen playground! The show runs from January 23-27, but tickets are bound to sell out fast for this thrilling event. Get yours today!

 

Dining

614 Restaurant Week 

Hope you’re hungry, 614 Restaurant Week Jan. 21-26th is happening this week! Stop by these Arena District favorites to enjoy a 3-course meal for a fraction of the cost: nadaThe Half Pint – ColumbusTed’s Montana Grill, & Rodizio Grill – Columbus!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Cher with Nile Rodgers & Chic 

Sunday, February 10 |Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Do you believe in life after love? Then go see the one and only Cher at Nationwide Arena on February 10! Back on the road for her HERE WE GO AGAIN tour, timeless Cher will be performing several of her hits along with new songs from her “Dancing Queen” album–which is the singer’s tribute to the music of ABBA. Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame-nominated band Nile Rodgers & Chic will open. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime concert experience!

 

World’s Toughest Rodeo

Saturday, February 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

The World’s Toughest Rodeo is coming to Nationwide Arena! On February 16, get your cowboy hats on and experience some of the most extreme sports in America. The evening will feature three fan-favorite competitions: bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. Also there to entertain you will be a barrel racing event, the world’s smallest cowboy and much more. Saddle up and come on down for this exhilarating event in downtown Columbus!

 

Arena District Apartment of the Week

Flats II | Fresno II Floor Plan

Love going to events in the Arena District but hate the strenuous traffic of downtown Columbus? Then consider moving into a downtown Columbus apartment like Flats II! Amenity-packed, luxury-filled, community-driven and walking distance to the Arena District, Flats II has everything you need to enjoy life in Columbus to its fullest.

If you and a friend are looking for a great apartment in Columbus, the Fresno II floor plan at Flats II is the perfect choice. This 1,046 sq.-ft., 2-bed, 2-bath unit features an island kitchen, luxurious amenities, an open-concept living area, roommate-friendly walk-in closets and a stunning courtyard view.

Schedule a tour of Flats on Vine’s Courtyard Alexander today–only one unit remains!

 

Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week

Zoup!

Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!

Zoup! features hundreds of delicious, cold-weather-friendly soups served with a hearty loaf of freshly baked bread. If you’re a downtown Columbus apartment resident looking to warm up with Zoup! this winter, simply flash your Resident VIP card to receive 15% off menu items daily!

*Offer is valid only at the Arena District Zoup! and excludes tax and catering


The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Live in Right Now

Article by Shaina Mishkin on Travel + Leisure and Money.com | NOVEMBER 25, 2018

 

Promising job growth? Relatively low cost of living? Enviable attractions? These places have it all.

You don’t have to empty your savings account to afford city living in America—at least not in these locations.

Urban areas offer a gateway to culture or a medley of activities, but they typically come with a high price tag. That’s why MONEY crunched the numbers to find big cities—those with a population of 300,000 or more—with the best of all worlds: attractions, iconic neighborhoods, a relatively low cost of living, and promising job growth.

Here are our top 10 picks for best big cities to live in. (See MONEY’s full 2018 ranking of the Best Places to Live in America.)


1. Austin, Texas

  • Average Family Income: $87,389
  • Median Home Price: $326,562
  • Projected Job Growth (2017-2022): 10.9%

Texas’s delightfully bohemian capital nabs the list’s top spot because of the thriving job scene, coupled with memorable food, music, and a startup culture.

Not only is Austin projected to see a whopping 10.9% increase in jobs over the next four years, but the current unemployment rate of 3% also sits below the national average. The city’s median family income is $87,389, and the median home sale price is $326,562, according to realtor.com. Much of its job growth comes from small businesses and the tech sector—Dell, IBM, and Amazon are some of the biggest employers. Entrepreneurs, take note: CNBC ranked Austin as the No. 1 place to start a business, while Forbes named it one of the top 10 rising cities for startups.

Once you do land a job, you won’t have to worry about how to entertain yourself. Dubbed the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is bursting with talent and more live music venues per capita than anywhere else in the nation. Visitors flock to the annual South by Southwest festivals, featuring concerts, speeches, and comedy showcases.

And then there’s the food. Restaurant-rating powerhouse Zagat named Austin the second-most-exciting food city in the U.S. last year, thanks to mainstays like Franklin Barbecue and new favorites such as ramen restaurant Kemuri Tatsu-ya, which combines Texan flavors and Japanese techniques for a meal as distinctive as the city itself.


2. Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Average Family Income: $82,021
  • Median Home Price: $263,000
  • Projected Job Growth (2017-2022): 9.6%

Part of North Carolina’s tri-city university hub, called the Triangle, along with Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh is home to a relatively young, diverse, and educated population.

Like Austin, Raleigh is a hotspot for employment seekers: Moody’s Analytics projects the area’s jobs will grow 9.6% by 2022. Forbes this year ranked Raleigh among the top 10 cities for jobs, owing in part to its 17.25% job growth over the past five years. And people are listening: There’s been a 13% increase in population since 2010, according to MONEY’s Best Places to Live database.

Your wallet will feel the benefits too: With an average sales tax of about 7.25% and average property taxes at $2,632, the city’s cost of living is relatively low compared with our other big cities.

As the historically significant birthplace of Andrew Johnson, Raleigh is host to dozens of museums, earning it the nickname Smithsonian of the South. The North Carolina Museum of History reaches back 14,000 years into the state’s past, and at the massive North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, general admission is free.

There’s a strong sense of community as well. Every fall, the North Carolina State Fairdraws 1 million visitors to Raleigh for a 10-day festival featuring rides, music, games, and crafts from local artists. Tickets cost about $10 for adults and $5 for children.


3. Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Average Family Income: $82,927
  • Median Home Price: $255,000
  • Projected Job Growth (2017-2022): 2.6%

The living is easy in Virginia Beach, also named one of MONEY’s best beach destinations last year. The area’s unemployment rate is about 3.1%, below the national average, and crime, relatively low among the big cities here, is also well below the national average. Despite an only 4% increase in population since 2010, the area is booming for retirees: The number of people age 50 and over grew 22% over the past eight years. But perhaps best of all, there are 213 clear days a year, giving residents plenty of time to enjoy six major beaches over 35 miles of coastline.

There’s a sandy stretch for nearly everyone, starting with the family-friendly First Landing State Park at Chesapeake Bay Beach. For surfing, head to Virginia Beach Oceanfront, or for a quieter, picturesque view, go to Sandbridge Beach.

The Sandbridge area is also home to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, where you can learn about the region’s snakes, frogs, and turtles during a guided nature hike on Bay Trail. Nearby is First Landing State Park, the most visited state park in Virginia, named after the arrival of English colonists in 1607. First Landing offers outdoor activities as well as cabins, a boat launch, and swimmable waters.

Culture vultures won’t feel left out: Renowned symphony orchestras play the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, and comedians headline at the Funny Bone Comedy Club.


4. Mesa, Arizona

  • Average Family Income: $64,455
  • Median Home Price: $246,000
  • Projected Job Growth (2017-2022): 8.1%

Seeking a sunny city with easy opportunities to escape to the outdoors? It pays to head west.

Mesa, just 20 miles outside Phoenix, has experienced a 12% growth in population over the past eight years and is projected to see jobs increase 8% in the next four years. The majority of new job offerings here, unlike in Austin, are in the investment and manufacturing sectors rather than tech.

Local government leaders say businesses are moving to Mesa, as well as the surrounding East Valley area, for its low tax rate and relative affordability. Average property taxes are around $1,444, the second lowest among MONEY’s big cities, and the median home sale price is $246,000 as of March.

Once you’ve settled in, you won’t have to look far for an outdoor retreat. Mesa gets an impressive 296 clear days a year, and a whopping 115 campsites surround the area. Camping reservations for county parks can be made online as early as six months in advance. You’ll pay $32, including a reservation fee of $8, for a developed camping site with electricity and restrooms or, if you’re a bit more daring, $15 for a site with no amenities.

To learn about the area’s history, visit the Mesa Grande Cultural Park, which preserves ruins believed to be the religious center of the ancient Hohokam civilization, dating back to 1100 A.D. Admission to the ruins costs $5 for adults and $2 for children. For more insight into the Hohokam ancient people, you can check out the Park of the Canals, which features 4,500 feet of an extensive canal system used to farm corn, beans, squash, and cotton.


5. Seattle, Washington

  • Average Family Income: $112,211
  • Median Home Price: $676,889
  • Projected Job Growth (2017-2022): 7.5%

The Emerald City enjoys a growing job market and vibrant cultural attractions but at a cost—the median home sale price, $676,889 as of March, is the most expensive among the cities on this list. But the high price tag might be offset if you could score a lofty job at Amazon, which employs more than 40,000 Seattle residents across its 8.1 million square feet of office space. The company’s dominance has spurred other major tech giants to build their own offices—and poach local employees.

Despite the relatively high cost of living, the area provides plenty of affordable attractions. Nearly 200 wineries cover the region and are ideal for visits. Check out the Charles Smith Wines Jet City tasting room for offerings from one of the state’s largest wine producers. Be sure to also try the famous cream cheese–covered Seattle-style hot dog at Monster Dogs.

To live like a tourist, get a two-in-one ticket to Seattle’s iconic sites: the towering Space Needle and the glass-sculpture garden at Chihuly Garden and Glass. They happen to double as ideal date spots. If you’re young and looking for love, Seattle is the perfect match. MONEY named it one of the best places for millennials and singles.


6. San Diego, California

  • Average Family Income: $91,199
  • Median Home Price: $555,000
  • Projected Job Growth (2017-2022): 4.4%

With 1.4 million residents, San Diego is the most populous city to make the list. It’s also one of the more racially diverse cities in the country, with 40% nonwhite residents.

Head to the east side, and you’ll find mountains and canyons perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and fishing. The area also boasts Las Vegas–style casinos and resorts, including Viejas Casino, home to 2,200 slot machines and an outdoor concert venue. California beaches outline the city’s west side, from mile-long La Jolla Shores, perfect for children and seal lovers, to bonfire-friendly Pacific Beach, often referred to as “the Strand.” And don’t forget to visit the rare giant pandas at the world-renowned San Diego Zoo.


7. Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Average Family Income: $75,795
  • Median Home Price: $285,000
  • Projected Job Growth (2017-2022): 7.1%

About 70 miles south of Denver, Colorado Springs was recently ranked one of the country’s best tech hubs by the Computing Technology Industry Association. The city will see projected job growth of 7% by 2022, and the cost of living is relatively low among big U.S. cities, according to PayScale.

Skiers enjoy the region’s proximity to major ski getaways like Aspen and Vail, as well as the area’s surrounding resorts, including Eldora Mountain Resort, which offers 680 acres of terrain and 300 inches of snowfall a year.

Here’s a summit for the courageous: the 2,000-foot-high, one-mile hike up the Manitou Incline. Climb all 2,744 steps, and you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous views of the city below. Nonathletic types are welcomed too. The annual Labor Day Lift Off features hot-air balloons and a festival with live music, skydiving demonstrations, and a doughnut-eating contest.


8. Lexington, Kentucky

  • Average Family Income: $74,531
  • Median Home Price: $131,000
  • Projected Job Growth (2017–2022): 4.3%

Good news for potential residents: Lexington has some of the lowest taxes among the cities on this list, with a sales tax of 6% and average property taxes nearing $1,921.

Moving to Lexington means embracing equestrian culture. Nicknamed the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington was the first U.S. city to host an FEI World Equestrian Games, in 2010, drawing half-a-million attendees. Residents and visitors alike can ride horses and ponies at the Kentucky Horse Park.

For a crash course in bourbon distilling, the Town Branch Distillery offers tours and tastings, and one of the South’s best bourbon bars, The Bluegrass Tavern, is home to Kentucky’s largest bourbon collection.

If you’re looking to root for the Wildcats, the University of Kentucky’s basketball team where NBA All-Stars Anthony Davis and John Wall got their start, head to Winchell’s Restaurant for 25 TVs and passionate fans.


9. Jacksonville, Florida

  • Average Family Income: $63,735
  • Median Home Price: $196,000
  • Projected Job Growth (2017-2022): 7.7%

As the largest metro area by landmass in the continental U.S., Jacksonville, like many other cities on our list, claims a growing job market and population. In the past eight years, the city’s population increased by nearly 9%, with a projected job growth of 7.7% by 2022. Those seeking employment, specifically in the tech industry, should head to the area’s growing job market, say ZipRecruiter and Indeed.

Visitors can support the home team by attending a Jacksonville Jaguars game at TIAA Bank Field. The coastal city also features 22 miles of mostly public and dog-friendly beaches. Learn to surf at Atlantic Beach, or brave souls might try a taste of alligator at nearby Mayport’s historic fish camps.

For a combined farmers’ market and artists’ hub, head to the Riverside Arts Market, which attracts thousands of people every Saturday. You’ll listen to live musicians, eat local bites alongside the St. Johns River, and support local artists, all in one day.


10. Columbus, Ohio

  • Average Family Income: $61,513
  • Median Home Price: $185,000
  • Projected Job Growth (2017-2022): 5.7%

Columbus is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.—and in the Midwest—with a population increase of nearly 11% in the past eight years and job growth of 14% in roughly the same period.

Big 10 Ohio State University is the city’s biggest employer, and you can take advantage of the college town’s vibrant culture by attending a football game at Ohio Stadium, which seats over 100,000 people. Following the game, head to the Thurman Cafe and indulge in its massive, double-patty Thurmanator burger for $21.99.

If college athletics aren’t your thing, check out one of the area’s 96 museums, such as the hands-on Center of Science and Industry, or the Columbus Museum of Art, featuring modern and contemporary works.

Methodology

To create MONEY’s Best Big Cities ranking, we looked only at places with populations of 300,000 or greater. We eliminated any city that had more than double the national crime risk, less than 85% of its state’s median household income, or a lack of ethnic diversity. We further narrowed the list using more than 8,000 different data points, considering data on each place’s economic health, cost of living, public education, income, crime, ease of living, and amenities, all provided by research partner Witlytic. MONEY teamed up with realtor.com to leverage its knowledge of housing markets throughout the country. We put the greatest weight on economic health, public school performance, and local amenities; housing, cost of living, and diversity were also critical components.

Finally, reporters researched each spot, searching for the kinds of intangible factors that aren’t revealed by statistics. To ensure a geographically diverse set, we limited the Best Big Cities list to no more than one place per state.

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of January 14, 2019

There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of January 14, 2019:

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New Jersey Devils

Tuesday, January 15 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Tuesday may not be Halloween Eve, but it will be devil’s night at Nationwide Arena when the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the New Jersey Devils. This is an important divisional game for Jackets, so come out and cheer on the team as they continue their journey to the top.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens

Friday, January 18 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

If you missed the Blue Jackets home game on Tuesday, you’ll have another chance to watch them live as they face off against a hard-hitting Montreal Canadiens team on Friday. Gather a few friends and start your weekend off strong with a few drinks and NHL hockey at Nationwide Arena.

 

Music

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Saved by the 90s Concert

Thursday, January 17 | A&R Music Bar | 7 PM

Cowabunga dudes! Join the fun this Thursday as Saved by the 90s brings their interactive 90s-themed party to A&R Music Bar in downtown Columbus. The band specializes in playing covers of all your favorite 90s songs. You name it, they’ll play it! Don’t miss out on this insanely entertaining experience.

 

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Saturday, January 19 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Bob Seger is an American rock legend. With a cavalcade of iconic hits including ‘Old Time Rock n’ Roll’, ‘Turn the Page’, ‘Night Moves’ and more, it’s no surprise that this Detroit artist’s 50+ year-long career is still going strong.

This Saturday, experience his signature magic live at Nationwide Arena. Along with the Silver Bullet Band, Seger will perform the songs you’ve come to know and love. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this living legend in-person!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Cirque du Soleil, CRYSTAL

January 23-27, 2019 | Nationwide Arena | Various Times

At the end of January, witness a performance from one of the most entertaining theatrical producers in the world. Cirque du Solei will be returning to Nationwide Arena with their production of CRYSTAL, a synchronized, freestyle and extreme ice show that also features circus acts like swinging trapeze, aerial straps and more.

Watch these world-class skaters and acrobats as they make Nationwide Arena their own frozen playground! The show runs from January 23-27, but tickets are bound to sell out fast for this thrilling event. Get yours today!

Arena District Apartment of the Week

Flats on Vine | Bay Floor Plan

Is finding a downtown Columbus apartment one of your 2019 New Year’s resolutions? If not, it should be! Spots like Flats on Vine offer world-class amenities, an engaging community, creative freedom and close proximity to anything and everything the Arena District has to offer.

The Courtyard Alexander floor plan at Flats on Vine is perfect for those who want lots of apartment space! This 1,026 square-foot, courtyard-facing unit features an island kitchen with stainless steel appliances, spacious master suite that includes a walk-in closet and private balcony, a large den and a guest bedroom complete with French doors.

Schedule a tour of Flats on Vine’s Courtyard Alexander today–only one unit remains!

 

Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week

Giant Eagle Market District

Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!

When the weather gets cold in Columbus, the last thing anyone wants to do is shop for groceries. That’s not a problem for Resident VIP card holders at Giant Eagle Market District! Residents who flash their card enjoy free Curbside Express pickup on orders of $75 or more*–just refer to your VIP program overview or ask your leasing office for your discount code.

*Offer is valid only at the Grandview Yard Market District, discount code must be entered to qualify.

 


4 Ways to Simplify Your Metropolitan Life in 2019

If you’re living in a metropolitan area like Columbus, it can sometimes feel like your life is moving at a hundred miles per hour. There’s always something going on. Always somewhere you could be. And while it’s certainly a fun way to live, it can eventually feel exhausting and overwhelming.

By indulging in a fast-paced life, we often sacrifice important things like tidiness, sleep and control. But it doesn’t always have to be like that. With a new year giving way to new goals and refined behaviors, you can achieve an updated lifestyle that focuses on being cleaner and more minimalistic–resulting in less anxiety and more time for betterment, relaxation and fun.

If you’re hoping to simplify your metropolitan life in 2019, follow these four simple tips to achieve success.

 

1. Embrace the Purge

No, we’re not talking about a night where crime is legal. Embracing the purge means accepting the fact that you have too much clutter, and actively taking steps to reduce it. There’s a popular minimalist saying, “The less you own, the less that owns you.” And it’s true.

Imagine the difference between walking into an apartment that’s neat and tidy instead of cluttered and chaotic. By taking inventory of the unneeded items in your apartment and systematically donating or throwing them out, you’ll eliminate those anxiety-inducing feelings of messiness and notice a huge weight lifted off your shoulders.

2. Focus on New Experiences, Not New Things

A study conducted by the Harris Group found that 72% of Millennials prefer spending money on new experiences than on new things. But this figure doesn’t just apply to young people. Across the board, people are generally happier when they pursue experiences over material possessions.

A night out on the town with friends. A technology-free day relaxing with loved ones. A concert at a local venue. A trip spent in nature. Prioritizing what you’re doing to do over what you’re going to buy is key to living a more simplistic life and instilling a fuller sense of purpose.

 

3. Reset Your Daily Routine

Every single person has a daily routine, whether they know it or not. Close your eyes and picture some of the things you do each day or take note as you’re doing them. Which activities are positive? Which are negative? While identifying the negatives is the easy part, it’s much more difficult to eliminate them from your life.

To help reset your routine, use a list app or notepad to add the things you want to do each day and follow it. This could be exercising, eating better, cleaning, etc. It typically takes 21 straight days for a habit to form, so it’s important to try and stick to your list, lest you fall back into familiar and negative habits.

4. Become More Active 

Working out is often touted as a new year’s resolution cliché. But being active is a popular goal for so many people because it’s truly beneficial to several areas of your life–including simplifying it. By joining a great gym (in Columbus, it’s the Arena District Athletic Club) and consistently going, you’ll gain the energy and mental state needed to get all of the above items done.

When you go out and live an active lifestyle, you’ll receive a strongly satisfying feeling when you return to the sanctuary of your clean, well-maintained and simplified apartment. The discipline and motivation you learn from consistent fitness will allow you to continue your simplified lifestyle well beyond 2019.


Columbus Named one of 52 places to go in 2019!

Did you make a resolution to travel more often in 2019? The New York Times listed 52 places to go in 2019, and if you’re a resident in Columbus, you can already enjoy one destination from that list—putting you at a pretty good start considering it is only January 10. Good move on your part!

From locations far away like Danang, Vietnam and Munich, Germany to cities on our own landmass like New York City and Williamsburg, Virginia—Columbus, Ohio is included a list that features truly spectacular places around the world.

With a nod to Columbus as “The American City of the future” it ranks as number 47 of the of places you need to go this year:

A walkable destination for residents of Parks Edge Condominiums and apartments in the Arena District and a mention to what makes Columbus such a desirable tourist spot, are the continuing revitalizations to the Scioto riverfront including added acreage for festivals, watersports and on street art. Columbus also welcomes innovation to urban transportation including self-driving shuttles.

Residents of Columbus downtown apartments also relish a plethora of new dining options, which may contribute to this recent accolade. From fresh salads at restaurants like Veranico in the Arena District to flavor filled Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and the veggie-forward Little Eater at the North Market, all within walking distance from the Arena District. Entertainment is also steps away – take in the energy from game nights cheering on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena and the Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park in the Arena District or take a short drive/bus ride away to local shopping options in The Short North Arts District including fashion forward shops like Thread. Don’t skip out on other innovative destinations in and around downtown Columbus like Cosecha in Italian Village and Brekke Shack in Grandview Yard.

Read the original article: 52 Places to Go in 2019


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of January 7, 2019

There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.

With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.

Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of January 7, 2019:

 

Sports

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators

Thursday, January 10 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

If your New Year’s resolution is to watch more hockey (and why wouldn’t it be?), then have we got an event for you. This Thursday is the Columbus Blue Jackets’ first home game of 2019, come to Nationwide Arena and witness the action live! The Jackets are facing off against a solid Nashville Predators team, so give the team an assist by cheering them on to victory.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Rangers

Sunday, January 13 | Nationwide Arena | 6 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers have had a fierce divisional rivalry ever since the Jackets traded them franchise player Rick Nash in 2012. On Sunday, don’t miss the chance to watch these two NHL teams go head-to-head in what’s sure to be an entertaining evening at Nationwide Arena.

 

Music

Foxing w/ Retirement Party

Friday, January 11 | The Basement | 7 PM

Need some live indie rock in your life this week? You’re in luck! Fresh off the release of their third studio album, Foxing will be making their way to The Basement this Friday for a melodious performance of their hit songs. Also playing that night will be Chicago-based Retirement Party–a playful party punk quartet that’s sure to entertain.

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Saturday, January 19 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM

Bob Seger is an American rock legend. With a cavalcade of iconic hits including ‘Old Time Rock n’ Roll’, ‘Turn the Page’, ‘Night Moves’ and more, it’s no surprise that this Detroit artist’s 50+ year-long career is still going strong.

Next Saturday, you can experience his magic live at Nationwide Arena. Along with his Silver Bullet Band, Seger will perform the songs you’ve come to know and love. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this living legend in-person!

 

Cirque du Soleil, CRYSTAL

January 23-27, 2019 | Nationwide Arena | Various Times

At the end of January, witness a performance from one of the most entertaining theatrical producers in the world. Cirque du Solei will be returning to Nationwide Arena with their production of CRYSTAL, a synchronized, freestyle and extreme ice show that also features circus acts like swinging trapeze, aerial straps and more.

Watch these world-class skaters and acrobats as they make Nationwide Arena their own frozen playground! The show runs from January 23-27, but tickets are bound to sell out fast for this thrilling event. Get yours today!

Arena District Apartment of the Week

Flats II | Rio II Plan

Want to get closer to the best sports, music and entertainment in Ohio? Get yourself a downtown Columbus apartment! Places like Flats II offer world-class amenities, an engaging community, creative freedom and close proximity to anything and everything the Arena District has to offer.

The Rio II floor plan at Flats II is great for people who want to maximize their space! This 607 square-foot end unit features a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, spacious bedroom with a walk-in closet, oversized windows with stunning views of the Columbus skyline and courtyard and much more!

Schedule a tour of Flats II’s Rio II unit today–only two remain!

 

Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week

Sunny Street Café | Arena District

Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!

This week’s Resident VIP Spotlight shines on Sunny Street Café. This popular Arena District breakfast, lunch and brunch spot offers those who flash a Resident VIP card $2 off any breakfast or lunch dine-in or carry-out order of $20 or more.