0 4 min 2 weeks

A New York firm plans to open a multi-purpose bar, restaurant, occasion and leisure heart referred to as The Kee in a constructing on the north finish of Downtown.

Rendering of The Kee, an event and entertainment space planned for 225 Neilston St. Downtown.

© archall
Rendering of The Kee, an occasion and leisure area deliberate for 225 Neilston St. Downtown.

The corporate, referred to as Middle Sq., has leased the 33,000-square-foot constructing at 225 Neilston St. 

“We’ll be programming our personal occasions on the venue, like live shows and comedy reveals,” Adam Nestler, co-founder of Middle Sq., mentioned in a information launch.

“We’ll host health courses, artwork reveals and marketplaces, like farmer’s markets. We’ll hire area and supply an on-site catering possibility for personal events, weddings and company occasions. We’ll additionally supply an array of leisure actions like duckpin bowling, big Jenga, sports activities simulators, pool, ping pong and extra — alongside scrumptious foods and drinks.”

a close up of a street: The 33,000-square-foot building on the left, at 225 Neilston St., is scheduled to be converted into a bar, restaurant and entertainment venue called The Kee.

© Jim Weiker
The 33,000-square-foot constructing on the left, at 225 Neilston St., is scheduled to be transformed right into a bar, restaurant and leisure venue referred to as The Kee.

Nestler mentioned Middle Sq. selected the positioning due to its historic character and proximity to the Quick North and Area District.

“We love the genuine, inventive vibe of the neighborhood, and we’re enthusiastic about all the event that’s coming,” mentioned Nestler, who mentioned he hopes to open The Kee in July.

Middle Sq. is leasing the constructing from Hackman Capital Companions, a Los Angeles agency with workplaces in Columbus, the place the Hackman household is from.

Along with massive industrial buildings round Better Columbus, Hackman owns 11 workplace buildings and 6 parking heaps within the Downtown warehouse district alongside Neilston, East fifth and East Naghten streets. Hackman introduced plans for the constructing’s renovation – ready by the Columbus agency Archall Architects – to the Downtown Fee in August.

“We’re thrilled to welcome The Kee to the Columbus warehouse district,” Philip Hackman, within the firm’s Columbus workplace, mentioned within the information launch.

“The modern idea is a testomony to our imaginative and prescient of the neighborhood as a significant city hub attracting creative-thinking companies of all types. The Kee will certainly create buzz and draw folks from all around the metropolis for the all-in-one expertise it is going to supply.”

The area was most not too long ago leased by the Ohio Division of Well being’s Important Statistics workplace. 

Clayton Davis, the managing director of JLL, who dealt with the leasing with affiliate Alex Ashworth, mentioned the lease is a vital step in revitalizing the world.

“There’s nothing like The Kee within the Columbus space, and we’re happy to assist carry this modern-day group area to the warehouse district,” Davis mentioned. “We’re additionally trying ahead to the upcoming growth of this historic neighborhood. With retail numbers on the rise, we see this new area taking part in a major position within the space’s progress.”

[email protected]


This text initially appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Leisure, occasion venue deliberate for Downtown’s warehouse district

Proceed Studying