And today, we’re serving up what you need to know about these spots.
CBUS is one of two cities with a Real Dill facility | Photo via @playrealdill
Pickle & Chill, 880 W. Henderson Rd. 🏓
This spot comes from David + Cari Kass, the husband and wife duo who opened Tennis Ohio, which is why it also shares the same address and space with Tennis Ohio. Once open, it will be the first place in Ohio to offer a place exclusively for pickleball with food and drinks.
The 25,000 sqft project will be completed in two phases, with phase one adding six indoor courts for the October opening. Phase two includes five outdoor courts plus a bar and lounge area with additional seating, and is expected to finish in the summer of 2023.
Pickleball is like life-sized ping pong on a tennis court | Photo via @playrealdill
Real Dill Pickleball Company, near TopGolf and IKEA 🏓
Joining TopGolf in Polaris is Real Dill Pickleball Company, which will be adjacent to the golfing venue once it opens. Not only will this new facility host the local community, it will also be home to tournaments + competitions as it stands as one of the company’s only locations in the US.
According to its website, Real Dill locations typically feature eight to 12 courts, with the average venue offering seven indoor courts and one outdoor. Memberships are available, or guests can rent out a court for roughly$30 per hour.
Not into pickleball? That’s okay — Real Dill also offers food + drinks, ping pong, and shuffleboard.
Have you tested your hand at pickleball? Let us know how you’re feeling about these new sporty spots.
Use these buttons below to let your friends know you need a doubles partner.
Pineapple Open Golf Outing | Tues., June 21 | 8:30 a.m. | Safari Golf Club, 4850 Powell Rd. | $75+ | Play in the golf tournament with lunch, dinner, and drink tickets provided. ⛳
Music on the Lawn | Tues., June 21| 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave. | Free | Enjoy live music by local artists playing British Invasion era hits + enjoy food trucks and drinks.
The Haunting of Night Vale | Wed., June 22 | 8 p.m. | Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. | $31+ | This podcast is recorded live twice a month and shares community updates about the fictional and mysterious town Night Vale. 🎙
In the Heat of the Night | Wed., June 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. | $10+ | Enjoy this 1967 film about a sheriff and a detective teaming up to solve a murder. 🎥
Trivia Night | Wed., June 22 | 7-9 p.m. | Grandview Cafe, 1455 W. 3rd Ave. | Free | Get your team together for trivia + a chance to win prizes at what Columbus voted as the best trivia night in town.
NightLight 614 Outdoor Movie Series | Thurs., June 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St. | $10+ | Watch “Miss Congeniality” on an outdoor screen overlooking the downtown skyline + enjoy food trucks and local beer and wine. 🎬
Nitro Circus Live | Fri., June 24 | 7 p.m. | Huntington Park | $25 | Witness these daredevils attempt flips and tricks on dirt bikes, quads, and other off-road vehicles. 🏍
Popcorn Pops | Fri., June 24 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion, 160 S. High St. | $12 | The Columbus Symphony will perform an outdoor concert suitable for ages three to 12 and kids get free popcorn before the show. 🍿
Cocktails at the Conservatory | Thurs., June 23 | 5:30-9 p.m. | Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St. | $25+ | Enjoy nature’s beauty + local snacks and cocktails at a popular Columbus destination. 🍸
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
We’d never guess that these chic patio chairs are made from recycled water bottles. | Photo provided by Outer
If you hear the word “wicker” and think of a frumpy, broken piece of furniture, you’re not alone — but thanks to Outer, a company that crafts stylish outdoor furniture with an eye toward sustainability, it’s time to rethink wicker.
By using recycled water bottles as source material, Outer has created eco-friendly wicker furniture that not only looks ultra-modern, but is durable enough to last a decade.
Bonus: Each cushion uses triple memory foam for max comfiness.*
Bringing a whole new meaning to “see food” is the latest DiCarlo’s Pizza, which is slated to open in Westerville on Fri., July 1. This open kitchen restaurant lets visitors watch as chefs create their pizzas + it will be located within the Westerville DORA. 🍕(614now)
Polaris Shopping Center will soon be home to two new regional businesses after Chik’nCone + GoodVetsannounced plans to open. Pennsylvania-based Chik’nCone offers fried chicken in a waffle cone, and GoodVets, based in Chicago, is a high-end pet clinic. The opening dates are uncertain.🍗 (Columbus Business First)
Cheers, CBUS — The Columbus Summer Beerfest is back on Sat., Aug. 13, this time taking place indoors + outdoors at KEMBA Live. The one-day event offers 130+ different breweries and tickets are available now. 🍺
Looking to get outside now that the heatwave is over? Highbanks Metro Park is hostingOutdoor Adventure from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat., June 25. This engaging event will consist of educational workshops +family-friendly activities. (10TV)
Dr. Greg Rasmussen, founder + director of Painted Dog Research Trust, will be in conversation at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium on Wednesday at 7 p.m. This Zimbabwe-based researcher will share stories about his work with painted dogs, the local community, and working towards the animal’s preservation. 🐕
Happy National Pollinator Week. Did you know since 2013, ODOT has worked to add pollinator habitats along local highways to promote a sustainable + low maintenance habitat for pollinators? 🌱
Nordecke hosted a donation drive for Kaleidoscope Youth Center over the weekend, but the link to donate is still live for those who were unable to attend. Items on the list include basic hygiene needs like toothpaste or deodorant + summer clothes and food. 🏳️🌈
Now that’s a doggone talented dog. Jennifer Crank, a Pickerington-native, and Bee, her three-year-old Shetland Sheepdog, took homefirst place in the masters agility competition at the Westminster Dog Show. This is the first-time a Shetland Sheepdog has won this contest. 🐶 (ABC6 On Your Side)
Don’t just eat better — eat the best.Sunbasket’smeal kit service delivers delicious, healthy meals created by award-winning chefsstraight to your front door. Bonus: CBUStoday readers can get $100 off their first four deliveriesand more when they sign up. 🍽️ *
A health message from our sponsor
“I have a question for you: How often are you going to the bathroom? Too often? Not often enough? Maybe you’re like me — I used to go once or twice a week, which I thought was normal until I discovered this one trick to healthier bathroom habits.” *
Content marked with a * is brought to you by our advertising partners and helps make this newsletter free.
While The Buckeye Lady might be new to the block, she’s certainly not new to the game.
On Sunday, she celebrated the opening of her first-ever brick-and-mortar location after first starting as a homegrown operation during the pandemic in March 2020. Per her post, it began as a way to support her friends in the service industry and has now blossomed into a full-time job, still with philanthropic efforts.
You can find The Buckeye Lady at 4493 N. High St. on Wednesdays-Sundays.
#DYK that your photos and quotes could be featured in our newsletter?
Editor’s Pick: While I can’t say I’m too skilled at pickleball, my ping pong game is pretty good. It’s all thanks to spending many hours at High Beck on Mondays for free pizza and ping pong — if you want something, you gotta work for it.
Content marked with an * was created in partnership with 6AM City’s advertising partners. Paid content helps keep this newsletter free. 6AM City may also receive a commission on purchases made through affiliate links in this newsletter.