Inside Columbia
Your Guide To Living, Working & Having Fun In Columbia

Quick Lane Opens In Columbia

Photos by L.G. Patterson A new service center that can assist with all makes and models of vehicles opened mid-January. Quick Lane is associated with Ford dealerships but technicians can work on all makes and models. Quick Lane is one…

Hotel Tower Expansion

The Broadway Hotel opened for business in 2014, giving visitors a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Columbia. The hotel also offered Columbia residents an eighth floor Rooftop Bar and meeting space with one of the best views downtown…

Exercising For Good Health

This issue of Prime focuses on healthy living. Alberta Smith is closing in on 89 years old and exercises almost every day. When she was younger, her exercise was chasing her seven children. As the wife of former Columbia mayor and county…

Fall Into Fashion

Photos by L.G. Patterson Being stylish over age 50 doesn’t mean dressing younger. It takes a balance of sassy and charm. Whatever your size, shape or age, confidence is key.  Everyone has his or her own style personality. According to…

Historic Missouri Theater

The Missouri Theatre opened its doors in October of 1928. The cost of construction was a staggering $400,000. The headline in an ad in the Columbia Daily Tribune heralded the “Formal Opening of your new Missouri Theatre—Friday Evening……

Yesteryear

In this column we look back at historical places and times in Boone County.  This tornado went right through the streets of Columbia, devastating several stores and residences. According to the Missouri Climate Center, Missouri…

Yesteryear

In this column we are looking back at historical places in Boone County.  Ernie’s Cafe was founded in 1934 by the owner Ernie Lewis, for whom the cafe is named. It was reported to be a popular place for couples to go to dinner and there…