Posted on February 21st in News

Inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center

As Phi Theta Kappa’s Catalyst approaches, it is time to start thinking about where you will get food and any other necessities to help get you through three days at the Greater Columbus Convention Center packed with fun, education forums, general sessions, and college fairs!

Of course, all Catalyst attendees will receive two meals included with their registration, but it’s going to take more than that to keep everyone energized and engaged. Thankfully, you won’t need to leave the Convention Center to find everything you need.

The South Café & Marketplace in the Greater Columbus Convention Center features a variety of dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can place group orders at the restaurants in the marketplace and order delivery from local restaurants, featuring international cuisine and national brands.

The marketplace also offers places to shop for all your Columbus or Buckeye gifts and collectibles and a convenient store if you forgot your toothbrush or are looking to stock up on snacks.

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South Café- South Facility- Level One

American Nut Company is a premium nut store in Columbus, Ohio with vegan and gluten-free options. Profits help support Elephant Sanctuaries.

Charley’s Philly Steaks is a Columbus original that specializes in freshly grilled Philly steak sandwiches, hand-cut fries, and lemonade.

Chicken ‘N Eggs offers chicken in all it’s forms with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.

Fame’s Diner offers a variety of daily specials including fresh grilled sandwiches, burgers, hotdogs, bagel sandwiches, salads, Indian cuisine, and an all-day breakfast.

J’s Sweet Treats is a Premier Boutique Bakery that specializes in wedding cakes. However, it is also the place to go if you need a cake pop or cinnamon roll to power through your last education forum.

Jet’s Pizza offers a taste of Detroit in Ohio with their Detroit-style deep dish pizzas made with fresh, high-quality ingredients.

Mykonos Gyros specialize in Greek entrees, sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

Siam Express and Ohio Noodles & Sushi is the place to go if you are looking to satisfy your sushi craving. They also sell a variety of Asian entrees and soups.

Subway offers the option to order ahead through their app if you need to save time between general sessions. 

Marketplace- South Facility- Level One

Fresh Look Beauty & Barber Boutique offers a wide range of services including professional hair cutting, coloring, and styling for all hair types and textures in case you didn’t quite have time to squeeze in a salon appointment before your flight.

Heroes & Games is where heroes go for fun. They sell a large variety of comic books, collectible video games, board games, toys, and snacks.

Nielsen’s Convenience Store offers a variety of convenience items. Find any personal hygiene products you may have forgotten to pack for your trip. It is open every day from early morning until late at night most evenings. It is located near the Hyatt Regency entrance.

Ohio Buckeye Connection is the one-stop shop for all your Ohio and Buckeyes gifts and memorabilia.

South Facility- Level Two

Starbucks is on level two if you need a quick fix of caffeine to start your day.

Vine Street Establishment- Level One, Vine Street Garage

Granero Lounge features live music and DJs to entertain you as you enjoy one of their creative meals.

Kooma offers sushi and other Asian delicacies that you can enjoy while your chapter sings karaoke.   

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