The community was always the driving force that inspired kwELITE Real Estate Broker/Co-Founder Renee Mueller to build Parkway Plaza a few years back.
Parkway Plaza, 4471 41st Ave. in Columbus, is a two-level high-tech “we-work hub” for businesses that already features kwELITE, Aksarben Mortgage, Aksarben Insurance, Aksarben Property Management, Platinum Title and Escrow, as well as VRLY Columbus, All Makes, and Big Apple Bagels.
Mueller and her partners built Parkway Plaza with the intent to address several needs in the community, such as offering more space for meetings and a state-of-the-art podcast studio; as well as a convenient breakfast and lunch option for those on the go on the northside of town.
It’s in the heart of one of Columbus’ fastest-growing areas, in close proximity to Lake Esther and surrounding trails used for the City’s new checkout scooter system, as well as their own bikes, walking and running; Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus High School, East-Central District Health Department, the Columbus Family YMCA, Columbus Wellness Center and in-progress Field House.
Parkway Plaza has five conference rooms available for rent by the hour or day that all come with a large plasma TV that connects to an Apple computer, a sound bar and an adjustable camera with video conferencing capability that is perfect for presentations (nonprofits can utilize the rooms for free). Each room can accommodate dozens of people and also boast Wi-Fi, white boards and ample seating.
First, there is the upstairs Darlene Cepel Memorial Conference Room, which also has a kitchenette and provides access to a nice outdoor patio.
Looking for something a little smaller? There are three cozy conference rooms with the top-notch technology so that you can have private meetings in a comfortable setting. They all have their own entrance and exit.
“These smaller conference rooms are available with all the same technology if the larger space is not needed,” Mueller said.
The VRLY Columbus office also boasts a world class, state-of-the-art podcast studio. Already being utilized by several business professionals and a local nonprofit, people can create their own podcasts without any of the hassle or having to invest in the equipment, including full-time editing and syndication management.
“Podcasts are a growing medium and have taken off worldwide. This is a way to share hyper-local stories, as well as feature statewide and national experts without travel, as we are also able to record podcasts via Zoom!” Mueller said. “This is used by every tenant in the plaza & was part of the ‘we-work’ offering for any tenant employed at Parkway Plaza.”
Also conveniently located in Parkway Plaza is Big Apple Bagels, which can handle all of your fresh food and beverage needs for meetings and gatherings. Locally managed, Big Apple Bagels can take care of all your breakfast and lunch catering with a bountiful menu that features muffins, bagels, deli sandwiches, hot and iced coffees, smoothies and more. The shop has various options for breakfast platters, boxed lunches and dessert trays.
“We can cover it all,” said Steve Hughes, managing partner of Big Apple Bagels in Columbus.
To place an order, visit https://bigapplebagels.com/catering/.
Mueller is proud of Parkway Plaza’s “we-work” space concept, noting it’s a great place for businesses to have meetings or open an office as there is still space available. If you are needing a space for long-term or short term, contact Megan Cimpl at email@example.com
“Parkway Plaza truly is a community hub,” Mueller said. “Our shared services include top notch security and IT, marketing which includes but is not limited to digital marketing, social media management, photography, graphic design, podcast station, Zoom rooms, kitchenette areas, abundant outdoor space, common guest services/concierge, a huge monument sign with digital screen and so much more.”
Come see for yourself. Parkway Plaza gives you a chance to be part of a unique and dynamic culture.
“We encourage our agents and staff to be part of a nonprofit or organization within the community, to be active community members,” Mueller said.
“It’s important to be part of the growth and development where you live and work.”