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Coleman: Nationwide Arena Deal Should Include OSU’s Value City

9, 2010

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said recommendations will be forthcoming soon regarding the future of Nationwide Arena and the Columbus Blue Jackets. And the mayor pushed for a joint management agreement between Nationwide and Value City Arenas.

Casino Developer Agrees To Build On Columbus West Side

19, 2010

The fight over an Arena District casino may be over. The company looking to build a casino in Columbus now says a location on the west side is its best option. Penn National Gaming Tuesday agreed to build its casino at the site of the shuttered Delphi automotive plant on Georgesville Road.

Gambling Developer Purchases Arena District Acreage; West Side Signals Interest in Casino

15, 2010

The company interested in building a casino near downtown Columbus has completed the purchase of acreage in the arena district. But in the face of strong opposition to a casino in that area, officials with Penn National Gaming say they are still reviewing possible alternative sites.

Nationwide Realty Had Ties To Failed Pittsburgh Casino Bid

18, 2009

One of the leading opponents to a downtown Columbus casino was very much for a similar development in Pittsburgh. Nationwide Realty Investors is credited with guiding the development of the very successful Columbus Arena District. Four years ago Nationwide wanted to build a similar district in Pittsburgh; but that one would have included a casino.

Bailout For The Blue Jackets?

5, 2009

A new report commissioned by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce says the city’s NHL franchise the Blue Jackets is losing around $12 million annually. Those losses have led to fears that the team might be sold and/or moved elsewhere. That would be a disaster for the Arena District says the top chamber official.

Experience Columbus “Neutral” On Casino Amendment

21, 2009

The board of Columbus’ travel and convention bureau decided Wednesday not to take a position on statewide Issue 3. That’s the ballot issue that would amend the constitution to allow the building of a casino in downtown Columbus and three other Ohio cities.

Issue 3′s Passage Would Bring Casino to Columbus’ Arena District

13, 2009

If voters approve Issue 3, Columbus might see a casino in the arena district, one of the city’s main tourist destinations.

Central Ohioans Celebrate President Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Bishop Watterson students watch Barack Obama take the inaugural stage to become the nation's first African-American president.
January 20, 2009

In workplaces, schools and at homes, Central Ohioans stopped what they were doing to witness history. WOSU reporters watched the inauguration with three groups of people. WOSU’s Sam Hendren leads off our coverage. He watched the ceremony at the Martin Luther King Center on Columbus’ Mount Vernon Avenue.

Eyesore to Luxury condos: Plans for a new Arena district condo complex unveiled

16, 2006

Nationwide Realty Thursday announced plans to turn an Arena District Eyesore into a new 20-story condominium tower and complex Officials say the development was inspired by the success of similar downtown developments. Nationwide Realty Investments plans to renovate the currently empty A&P warehouse on the corner of Neil Avene and Spring Street.

Nationwide building plans move forward

31, 2005

Members of the Downtown Development Office met at City Hall this afternoon to present a new building project that could bring new jobs to the area. And the new project could change the face of the Arena District.