With the renovation of Epicenter Event Space’s new Elephant Room complete, the more than 6,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin booking events shortly.
The event space, located in the Fountain Square Shopping Center at 2100 Morse Road, was planned to counter the city’s sometime shortages in corporate event space.
The space — dubbed the Elephant Room — includes a pair of meeting rooms, 2,000 square feet and 4,000 square feet, respectively, two additional break-out rooms, multiple restrooms, kitchenette, reception area, and private offices with more than 13,000 square feet of parking.
The facilities can accommodate 450 people and is intended for corporate events of all kinds, including off-site business collaborations, workshops, seminars, continuing education classes, meetings, conventions, parties, and celebrations.
“We were often running into challenges finding space when we needed it, and also found many of the spaces to have inconvenient and expensive parking options,” said Epicenter General Manager Zed Clark. “We saw an opportunity for a flexible, corporate event space that was centrally located, with easy to adapt, large, open rooms, with plenty of amenities nearby.”
Epicenter worked with WSA Studio and Sullivan Builders to open up the space and update lighting and fire codes. NAI Ohio Equities assisted the company with site location.
One of the main users of the space will be Next Level Training, a leadership training workshop that has previously hosted training at the Columbus Convention Center, the Vue Columbus, and other event spaces around Columbus.
“Once we saw the space we knew it would be a great fit,” NAI agent John Mally said. “Previously an education center, it had many of the requirements needed for an assembly space and more.
“I think visitors will be impressed with all the activity on Morse Road and success of the Northland Development team in bringing new businesses to the area, as it really is a very central location for all of Columbus.”
An open house for potential clients is scheduled between 4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Elephant Room.