THE WEEKLY REVIEW | OCTOBER 27, 2023
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“The Greater Columbus Convention Center may soon sport a new name.”
“The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, the center's owner, started the hunt for a naming rights sponsor in 2022 after initially exploring the idea in 2021. Now CEO Don Brown says a deal is likely to be finalized in the next two to three months.”
“So far, the team has weeded through between 150 and 200 prospects — both local and national — and has narrowed the search down to three. Officials declined to disclose the names of potential partners, but Brown said there has and will be engagement with civic and community leaders throughout the process.”
“Spaghetti Warehouse expects to open in its new downtown Columbus space on Nov. 30.”
“The longtime Columbus restaurant has been closed since spring 2022 after a roof collapse at its historic building at 397 W. Broad St. Earlier this year the owners announced plans to relocate to 150 S. High St. at Columbus Commons.”
“One of those is its Savor the Memories campaign, which will run through Oct. 31. Fans can submit their memories and stories online to be entered into a drawing. All entrants will receive a complimentary entrée at the restaurant. The big prize is “Lasagna for Life” (one complimentary lasagna or entrée per month), but the restaurant also will be giving out gift cards, admission to a preview dinner and memorabilia.”
“Southwest Airlines will increase the number of cities it serves from Columbus in 2024.”
“The airline will add nonstop flights from John Glenn Columbus International Airport to Kansas City and San Diego international airports next summer.”
“The addition of the new service will push Columbus' nonstop destination total to 53 locations, more than prior to the pandemic. Other destinations added since the pandemic include Austin, Texas; Hartford, Connecticut; Norfolk, Virginia; Providence, Rhode Island; and Orange County, California.”