Up Front in Cbus | October 16-22

Columbus Living

Get Your Apartment in the Halloween Spirit

Halloween is coming up fast! Have you decorated your apartment yet? If not, getting in the spirit can be simple and fun. Try hanging some black curtains or creepy decorations, playing scary music or organizing jack-o-lanterns throughout your home. You can go crazy with colors or opt to be subtly spooky—the choice is yours! Check out more Halloween decorating tips for your apartment here.

Happy Howl-o-ween from Columbus Downtown Apartments

Don’t forget about your furry friends this Halloween! Columbus Downtown Apartments, which includes Apartments at the Yard, Flats on Vine, and Flats II which are cat- and dog-friendly and Arena Crossing is cat friendly. So, before you go on that afternoon walk, give your apartment neighbors “pumpkin” to talk about, and dress your pet in an adorable Howl-o-ween costume!

Fall Walk at McFerson Commons

Take A Fall Walk Around McFerson Commons

Fall is in the air! Leaves are changing from green to bright red, orange and yellow, creating a gorgeous blend of colors throughout the area. If you’re looking for a way to soak in the beauty, try taking a walk around McFerson Commons Park—which overlooks the Arena District—and Scioto Mile! With miles of green space and plenty of trees to admire, there is a ton to see and experience during a stroll throughout this network of downtown Columbus parks, boulevards, bikeways and paths!


Food & Drink

Catch Some Good Vibes at Brekkie Shack

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or brunch, spend your morning surrounded by good vibes at Brekkie Shack in Grandview Yard. With baked goods made from scratch and a full drink menu to pair with your meal—including cocktails featuring Cbus distillers and locally roasted coffee—the restaurant really does have it all. What’s more, you can enjoy your meal to-go, or stay for a while and soak up the sun on the patio!


Team Up with Cbus Sports

Participate in the Columbus Clippers Blood Drive

Looking for a way to give back to the Columbus community? On Wednesday, October 28, the Columbus Clippers are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at Huntington Park—and they need your help. Open for donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., every presenting donor will receive two (2) reserved tickets to a future Clippers game and a COVID-19 Antibody Test. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code “clippers” to sign up today—blood donations are needed now, more than ever.

Live to Explore Cbus

Learn more about Columbus’ thriving neighborhoods through the eyes of influential people who live, work and play in the area with Live to Explore Cbus! This week highlighted the Arena District with Dante Washington, director of team strategic partnerships and business development with the Columbus Crew SC and former striker for the Crew. Washington spoke about why the Arena District is special to him and what he’s looking forward to most about the new stadium. Get an inside look at the stadium’s construction progress with photos from Columbus CEO.


Nationwide Arena Celebrates 20 Years

Nationwide Arena Milestones

To celebrate 20 years of Nationwide Arena this month, this interactive Arena District webpage is dedicated to the Arena and Blue Jackets’ 20th anniversary! Check out the timeline of Nationwide Arena milestone events, click through achieved construction photos and videos, and see fan’s favorite memories at the arena tagged with #MyArenaMemory.


What are YOUR favorite arena moments? Did you attend a Blue Jackets season opener? Or maybe you caught a guitar pick from a concert at Nationwide Arena? Share your photos on social media by using the hashtag #MyArenaMemory and tagging @ArenaDistrict on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. Each week the Arena District shares archived photos, milestone moments, and favorite events that have occurred over the course of 20 years.

Columbus Blue Jackets Celebrate 20th Season

The Columbus Blue Jackets designed a special 20th season logo to celebrate the franchise’s 20th season in the National Hockey League! If you’re as excited as us about the Blue Jackets 20th season, check out the Blue Jackets fan page and try taking the “You Don’t Know Jack(ets)” quiz for a chance to win a CBJ 20th Anniversary prize pack.