Gravity shares plans for event space offerings

Chloe Teasley
Rendering of Gravity's anchor event space Center at Gravity

The seven indoor/outdoor spaces at Kaufman Development’sGravity in Franklinton can house corporate events, weddings and private parties, and can hold more than 1,000 people. The main event space, called Center at Gravity, can accommodate up to 175 and boasts A/V projection, a full bar and retractable wall to an outdoor patio. Other spaces include a lawn with a projection wall, a couple different rooftops and a food truck alley.

Gravity spaces will be offered for rent through 1877 Events, a management spinoff from the founders of Vue Columbus, to grow its event venue offerings. Carl Seiley, the co-founder of 1877 Events said in a release, “The space at Gravity speaks for itself. The visionaries and designers of the entire project have delivered a gift to Columbus in the form of inspiration, creativity and energy. Several clients have interrupted me during tours to say, ‘We can cancel our other tours; we have to host our event here. This is so unexpected and amazing for Columbus.’ ”

The “ethos-driven” Gravity will also put on year-round community programming in the spaces offering discussions, health and wellness workshops and social experiences. 

Corporate and retail tenants include the new Pelotonia headquarters, The Roosevelt Coffeehouse, Cova Cowork, Cincinnati-based Taft’s Brewing Company and BARK, with more to be announced. Tenants began moving in this month.

The $70 million development’s first phase includes 234 apartments, 50,000 square feet of offices and 30,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and more. Its mural was created mostly by local artists and fits with its mission to create a residential/activity space that can positively affect the world. 

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