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Missouri’s First Mobile Cannabis Bar Coming Soon to Columbia

Get ready to elevate your next event with The High Bar, Missouri’s first luxury mobile cannabis bar. Chloe Loughridge, owner of The High Bar, says the mobile cannabis bartending service is perfect for private events, weddings, backyard parties and more. “We work with the clients that would like the service, create a custom menu and […]


New Tesla Rental Company Opens in Columbia

Resla, a new Tesla rental company, has opened in Columbia and is spreading across the state. Resla offers Columbia residents the opportunity to experience the future of transportation firsthand. Landon Moore, an employee at Resla, says the company is located in Columbia and St. Louis, as well as in Phoenix and Scottsdale in Arizona, and […]


Platinum Paws Hosting Grand Opening This Week

The perfect spa day for your dog is right around the corner. Platinum Paws LLC is hosting a grand opening from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today at 3410 W. Broadway Business Park Court, suite 107, with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce planned for noon. Owner Melodi Wisswell says she has various […]

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Lizzi & Rocco’s Owners Reopening Papa’s Cat Café

The owners of Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market have announced they will reopen Papa’s Cat Café. According to a post on social media, the last day of Papa’s Cat Cafe’s building lease was Monday, and on the same day, the previous owners of the cafe sold the business to Jessica and Kyle Schlosser of […]

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New Member Moves into Arcade District

A new venture capital fund and studio has moved into the Arcade District in Columbia. Brett Calhoun, managing director and general partner at Scale VC, says Scale VC is an early stage venture capital fund and studio investing monetary and social capital in tech founders across North America. “Scale VC provides hands on support to […]


David’s Bridal Closes in Columbia

David’s Bridal has officially closed its doors in Columbia. An employee at the David’s Bridal in Blue Springs says the Columbia location closed more than a week ago as a part of nationwide closures. According to CNN, David’s Bridal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April, after being hurt by factors including inflations and competition […]


PCE Names New CEO and President

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with comments from Ryan McCullem.  Professional, Contractors & Engineers Incorporated has a new CEO and president. Ryan McCullem has been named CEO and president, bringing 22 years of combined residential and commercial construction experience to the PCE team. “I bring a positive leadership style, an undying work ethic, […]

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Six-Mile Ordinary Opens New Distillery in Columbia

Six-Mile Ordinary has opened its doors in Columbia. According to its website, the distillery opened late last month and will operate from 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, from noon-10 p.m. Saturday and from noon-8 p.m. Sunday. The new spot is located at 700 Fay St. The company’s origin dates back to July 1, 1774 when owner Maury […]

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Vera Chiropractic Opens in Columbia

Photo by Dr. Makenzie Schouten A new chiropractic office had its grand opening in Columbia on Saturday. Dr. Makenzie Schouten, owner and chiropractor at Vera Chiropractic, says her new practice focuses on pediatric and prenatal care. “It has been awesome to fill that need for Columbia,” she says. Shouten, who recently had her first baby, […]

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Tuesday Morning Closes Stores Nationwide

Tuesday Morning, an American household merchandise discount store, is going out of business, closing stores nationwide, including in Columbia. Taylor Cadwell-Geist, store manager in Columbia, says the company plans to have every store closed by July 1. Until the store closes it doors permanently, Tuesday Morning will be having a going out of business sale […]

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Local Mountain Biker Opens New Coaching Business

Photos by Angela Peterson In February, Angela Peterson officially launched her new business, Rainbow Shred Mountain Bike Coaching, which offers mountain bike skills instruction and learn to bike lessons for brand new riders, beginners and intermediate riders. Before opening the business, Peterson spent many years teaching young riders, even traveling the country to teach at […]

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Logboat Brewing Co. Reopens Taproom More Than Two Months Later

On Jan. 1, Logboat Brewing Co. closed its doors to begin indoor renovations. And 76 days later, Logboat announced on social media it was finally time to reopen the taproom doors. While the taproom is now open, there is still work to be done. “The building is still very much a work in progress. Renovations […]

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Shock Plastic Surgery & Spa Opens In Columbia

Following a soft opening at the end of February, Shock Plastic Surgery & Spa officially opened in Columbia on March 1. The new surgery and spa, located at 3220 Bluff Creek Drive, offers a wide variety of services and treatments, including plastic surgery services, botox, facials and more. Owner Dr. Leslie Shock says her goal […]

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Lizzi & Rocco’s North Location Closed For Remodel

Photo by Jessica Schlosser Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market has temporarily closed the north location for a remodel. The location at 1610 I-70 Drive officially closed at 4 p.m. March 6 and plans to reopen with a new look on March 18. According to owner Jessica Schlosser, this plan has been in the works […]

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Las Margaritas to Renovate South Location

Photos by Las Margaritas  Las Margaritas Mexican Bar and Grill announced it is making some changes to the Corporate Lake location in Columbia. According to its social media page, exciting things are on the way for this location. Angel Gallegos, manager of the south location, says right now they are in the process of changing […]

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Dawn Daly Takes the Helm at House of Brokers

Dawn Daly began working at House of Brokers Realty in 1999 as a receptionist when she had a young child. Twenty-three years later, she owns the company. Former owner Bev Curtis passed the baton on to Daly. “Bev and I both have a vision and passion for real estate and helping our agents succeed. Bev […]

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Dessert Shop Has a Successful Start in Columbia

There is officially a new Asian dessert shop in downtown Columbia. My Sweet Parlor is a locally owned shop in Columbia, located at 1020 E. Broadway, suite G. While the store is open, planning is underway for a grand opening. Currently the first floor is open to the public. Owner Pranlada Chompupong says the next […]

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Community Board Game Café to Open This Spring

Hexagon Alley, a new board game café, is getting ready to open in downtown Columbia. According to Colleen Spurlock, one of the founders, Hexagon Alley plans to open in the spring at 111 S. Ninth St. According to Facebook, demolition began Jan. 20 by stripping the old bar, getting the space ready to put in […]

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New Retailer Rallies Around Athletic Wear

On Friday, a steady stream of customers enjoyed shopping at Columbia’s newest retail store, Obsessed. The store, located at 914 E. Broadway, carries a large selection of the popular brand Lululemon athletic clothing and accessories. Columbia is the third retail location for owner Charlotte Withrow, who lives in Oxford, Mississippi, and has another new store […]

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Big Tree Medical’s New Location

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate Big Tree Medical’s new location and urgent care. The ribbon cutting, set for noon to 12:30 p.m. today, will be at the Little Tree Pediatrics & Pediatric Urgent Care, located at 206 Corporate Lake Drive. Jen Wheeler, co-founder of Big Tree Medical […]