The Greater Columbus Convention Center offers convenient dining, shopping and professional services without leaving the building. The shops offer a variety of items such as specialty gifts, souvenirs, collectibles and greeting cards. The South Café & Marketplace has a wide selection of quick menu items as well as snacks. It’s a lunchtime hotspot for local business people. You can also buy South Cafe & Marketplace cash gift certificates by calling the marketing department at 614.827.2500 or visiting guest services center. The vouchers are available in $5 and $10 denominations.
Best Entrance – South from Nationwide BLVD.
Columbus Visitor Center
The Columbus Visitor Center can assist you with trip recommendations and directions on how to experience the best of Columbus during your stay. Locally produced gifts and souvenirs can be found at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Arena District locations. If you wish to speak with a visitor information specialist, call 1-866-397-2657 or 614-221-6623. You may also e-mail a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. www.experiencecolumbus.com.
Rated among the Top 16 Floral Designers in Columbus, Donya’s Florals designs and delivers gorgeous arrangements for corporate meetings and events, holidays and all occasions. Donya’s Florals is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. along with select weekends and evenings for targeted events. www.donyasflorals.com.
Dr. Shine (Located on level 1 – South Facility)
Experience the art of shoe shine. Harry Batte, a shoe-shine artist better known as Dr. Shine, is now operating from a two-seat shoe-shine stand built from repurposed wood. Cash and credit payments are accepted. FInd Dr. Shine on Yelp
Heroes & Games
Where heroes go for fun! Large variety of comic books, collectible video games, board games, toys, snacks and special events for the super hero enthusiast in everyone.
Nielsen’s Convenience Store
Offering a variety of convenience items, greeting cards, gifts, newspapers and magazines, snacks, cold beverages, beer, wine and all lottery games. Open every day from early morning until late at night most evenings. Located near the Hyatt Regency entrance. (614) 280-1469.
Ohio Buckeye Connection
Go Bucks! Ohio Buckeye Connection is your one-stop shop for all things Ohio State. Offering memorabilia, gifts and apparel for men, women, children and pets. (614) 223-0089.
SegAway Tours of Columbus
Discover Columbus on a guided tour via Segway! Enjoy the thrill of riding on a Segway while you discover the charm and history of Columbus.
Sky’s the Limit Barbershop and Beauty Boutique
A barbershop and beauty service all in one. Services include: hair cutting, coloring and styling. Text 614-754-1741 for an appointment between 10am – 6pm. https://www.facebook.com/SkysTheLimitBarberBeautyBoutique/
Charley’s Philly Steaks
A Columbus original, Charley’s specializes in freshly grilled Phillysteak sandwiches, hand-cut fries and lemonade.
Chicken ‘N Eggs
From breakfast items to fried chicken and chicken tenders, don’t take time debating which came first, enjoy all their poultry items.
A commitment to quality, freshness and value since 1963. Our Edge to Edge promise. Quality You Can See. Award-winning dough. Piles of Pepperoni. Family recipe sausage. Premium cheese. Fresh, hand-cut veggies. Gluten free. Delivery: (614) 702-7600.
Sample a variety of daily specials, featuring fresh grilled sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, bagel sandwiches, salads and Indian cuisine, along with breakfast items served any time.
JaVa’s Cyber Espresso Bar
JaVa’s offers gourmet coffee, espresso-based drinks (hot, iced or frozen), fruit smoothies, single-origin nitro cold brew on tap, assorted baked goods and Sammy’s New York bagels. Gluten free and non-dairy options available. Located on the first floor, near the atrium steps next to the Nationwide Boulevard south entrance. facebook.com/javascoffee. https://www.facebook.com/Javascoffee/
Experience a taste of Greece, specializing in Greek entrees, sandwiches, salads and desserts.
Siam Express and Ohio Noodles & Sushi
Siam Express offers a variety of Asian entrees, soups and sushi.
Starbucks (Located on the 2nd level – South Facility)
Amazing coffees from around the world. Handcrafted beverages to discover and enjoy. Their pastries and sandwiches are made with high-quality, simple ingredients. So all the goodness you taste is real food, simply delicious.
Enjoy a sub, salad or melt made the way you say. Our ingredients, your masterpiece! Each menu item is carefully crafted for maximum flavor. With the Subway app, order ahead to access express pick up, get digital coupons and earn dollars toward future purchases. Go to www.subway.com and download the app today! Delivery options include Uber Eats, Amazon, Grub Hub, Skip the Dishes and Bite Squad. Breakfast menu available all day. Store/catering: (614) 224-0800.
Velvet Cafè & Ice Cream
A destination for serving delicious ice cream, food and memories at the GCCC for several years. Paninis, deli sandwiches, hot dogs, salads and breakfast for every taste. Each item is made to order and piled high with all your favorite meats and vegetables. Experience your favorite flavor of shake, cone or sundae made with delicious Velvet Ice Cream produced locally at the Historic Ye Olde Mill for over 100 years! Breakfast available all day. Delivery options include Uber Eats, Amazon, Grub Hub, Skip the Dishes and Bite Squad. Store/catering: (614) 222-0740.
Granero Lounge – 51 Vine St.
When you’re looking to dance, have amazing drinks, delicious and creative food, an awesome happy hour with the best specials, the hottest DJs, live music and a variety of events, look no further than Granero Lounge. www.granerocolumbus.com (614) 972-8957.
Kooma (Vive Street Garage)
Enjoy sushi prepared before you as well as other Asian delicacies at this sushi/karaoke bar.