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Ronald McDonald House Offers More Than Warm Bed

The Ronald McDonald House, which offers a respite to families of children facing health care issues, recently announced its new location. Construction will begin in the fall on a new location at 1110 S. College Ave., at the northeast corner of Stadium Boulevard and College Avenue. The anticipated opening date of the new facility is […]

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Two Decades of Deliciousness

Ben Hamrah and Amanda Elliott, owners of Beet Box located on Fay Street and pictured above, will soon be taking over Hoss’s Market and Rotisserie. According to the new owners, Hoss’s will continue to have its own identity and not be seen as “Beet Box 2.” In an Inside Columbia article depicting Columbia’s dining scene, […]

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CoMo Rocks Opens Doors

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on May 26 and has been updated. A new gym opened in Columbia, offering a new indoor venue for climbing enthusiasts or just those interested in trying it out. CoMo Rocks, 205 E. Nifong Blvd., suite 120, offers state-of-the-art indoor rock climbing and training with 9,400 square feet […]


Melt-In-Your-Mouth Breakfast

According to owner Scott Pass, “Nothing beats a hot, scratch biscuit.” In December, Pass applied for his business license for The Biscuit Center. The business, located in Como Cooks Kitchen, is just now entering its soft opening. The menu includes mouth-watering options like cinnamon, strawberry, cheese or just plain classic biscuits. Pass moved to Columbia […]

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Lock’s Family Opens Bar & Grill

Drew Lock’s aunt, Becky Wright, and her husband, Casey, opened their new restaurant, the Banded Rooster Bar & Grill, two months ago. Chef Jared Schaefer, who was a well-known chef in Columbia, created the menu for the Kingdom City restaurant. Lock began his collegiate career at MU before being selected in 2019 by the Denver […]

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Veterans United Explores Road Name Change

Veterans United Parkway might soon be the official name of State Farm Parkway. Veterans United (VU) is in the process of applying with the City of Columbia to change the names of State Farm Parkway and East Southhampton Drive from the roundabout to South Providence Road. The University of Missouri Board of Curators, which owns […]

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United Community Builders To Provide Resources To Northeast Community

United Community Builders last week received $1 million from Veterans United Foundation to go toward its goal of raising $4 million to build a community center in northeast Columbia. The community center will serve as an anchor for the neighborhood and as a home for a variety of community resources. In 2018, United Community Builders […]