Sunday. The most relaxing day of the week. A day dedicated to doing anything and everything you want. You have wanted to experience all that the Short North has to offer for a while now. Why not come down and visit the District on a Sunday? The majority of the stores are open and ready to welcome new business, not to mention all the metered parking in the District is free! Now that is a reason to celebrate Sunday Funday!

If it’s furniture and home décor you’re looking for, the Short North is your go-to destination. Fourteen Short North home décor retailers have joined forces to form the Home On High initiative. These retailers are at your disposal to provide ample home shopping opportunities in the Short North. All Home on High stores are open for business on Sunday; check out these District favorites such as GrandView Mercantile Co.

While you’re in the District, why not do your grocery shopping? Whatever the day of the week, you know Kroger will be open! The brand new Short North Kroger has everything you need and more! The store offers an expanded produce section featuring your basic fruits and vegetables, along with more exotic options. Growing selections of beer, wine and specialty cheeses, as well as a fresh grab-and-go sushi bar, are a convenient and delicious feature of this new concept Kroger. This neighborhood store truly is a welcome new addition to the District.

Searching for that unique gift? House of Cigar is the spot for you!  House of Cigar prides itself on being the largest cigar shop in Ohio.  The store has all of the major brands, including Montecristo and Davidoff. The shop also has a large amount of smoking accessories sure to compliment your purchase. Need to buy a last minute present on a late Sunday night? No worries! House of Cigar is open late into the night and includes a smoke lounge.

If you’re looking for a sweet treat, may we suggest Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams? Jeni’s has been a Sunday staple in the Short North for years. The nationally renowned eatery is sure to please with its unusual flavors and locally harvested ingredients. It’s autumn, and Jeni is “churning” out some of her seasonal flavors, including her much anticipated Buttercup Pumpkin and Amaretti Cookies. You can never go wrong with a scoop of Jeni’s ice cream.

What’s the ultimate Sunday relaxation treat? Going to the movies!  The Arena Grand Movie Theatre, located in the heart of downtown Columbus, has all the new flicks you have been dying to see. The award-winning theatre has a full-service bistro and bar, along with the typical movie snacks, to satisfy all of your cravings. The theatre also has a state-of-the-art sound system and an option for reserved seating so you can get a prime spot for that new blockbuster. Along with perks such as $1 parking with a validated ticket, there’s no better movie theatre value around than the Arena Grand.

Finally, every Sunday needs to be capped off with a delicious meal. Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria & Wine Bar is the perfect place for a leisurely Sunday dinner. Marcella’s has some of the most renowned Italian fare in the District. This Cameron Mitchell restaurant offers an extensive selection of wine and microbrews sure to please the palette of any connoisseur. The House Pinot Grigio pairs nicely with Marcella’s famous Spaghetti and Meatball, a heaping meatball piled on top of a bed of pasta with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese. There’s no way you can go wrong having your Sunday dinner at Marcella’s.

With numerous opportunities for activity, a Sunday in the Short North is time well spent. We welcome you to spend many more Sundays in the District to experience all that our businesses have to offer. With a day spent in the Short North, Sunday truly is your new “funday.”