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2020 was going to be a great year for Brittnay Schlup’s Jefferson City pet supply business, Premium Pets. She had just added a pet groomer and expanded to a second location on the west side that also included a dog training business and a doggie day care to create the “ultimate pet-stop dest… Read More

Health and nutrition retailer GNC closed its store in Jefferson City's Capital Mall last month. CEO Ken Martindale said the company will close up to 900 stores across the country, most of them in malls, due to declining foot traffic.  Read More

Construction continues on the corner of Edgewood and Stadium in Jefferson City on an additional branch for Mid America Bank. The branch will offer a full-service bank with personal bankers and lenders. Read More

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Owner Shannon Imler plans to open The Ice Cream Factory in late February at 701 Madison in Jefferson City. Renovations are underway now. This will be the Imler's second location. They currently have a location in Eldon. Read More

J Street Vintage at 615 Jefferson St., Jefferson City is now owned by Lizzie Harlan. The company will continue to offer spaces for vendor booths and will now also sell chalk paint and offer painting classes. Read More

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Restaurant Blu Taco celebrated its grand opening at 135 City Plaza, Holts Summit. The company offers southwestern style food such as burritos, tacos and burrito bowls all of which are customizable by the customer. Read More

Upcoming Events

Runge Nature Center

You can join MDC naturalists and area birders as we discover the avian life that call Runge home. These short birding walks are for all experience-levels. We will gather near the front doors of the nature center. Binoculars and field guides will be provided for those that need them. Masks are required to attend this program. Free. Registration preferred. Ages 8 and up.

Joseph and Etta Miller Performing Arts Center

On the last Friday of the month from March-October, local food trucks come together for a night of delicious food and live music. Food trucks include Rebel Tacos, Zydecos Cajun Kitchen, Wrap It Up, Young Doggs, Ready Popped and Serendipity Coffee and Tea. River City Florist will be there with the flower cart, and you can enjoy live music from ToasterBath Band.

Windstone Entertainment Center
$8

The dance band “Shades of Blue” will be playing their classic 50’s, 60’s and 70’s country, rock, R&B and pop. Jay Finley will be on bass/vocals, David Schwarzer on drums/vocals, and Tom Whittle on guitar/keyboards/vocals.

Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
$20

James Johann was born in the Midwest during the 70’s era of bell-bottom jeans, wood paneled station wagons and disco music. His childhood upbringing was significantly influenced by country music, countless bad haircuts and heavy doses of Catholic school. In 1991, after being fired from several “McJobs,” James began his standup career in Kansas City. But don’t let James’ boyish appearance fool you; he’s a 10-year veteran of the stand-up comedy circuit. His self-deprecating sense of humor …

Capital City Productions

Capital City Productions is thrilled to announce the second production of our Spotz On The Artist series, featuring some of America’s finest professional entertainers. Several of the professional singers from our recent production of “Million Dollar Quartet” are staying with us to bring you the exciting “Blue Suede Shoes Cabaret”—a tribute to the King himself, Elvis Presley, and some of the finest rock and roll talent of the 50’s and 60’s. You won’t want to miss this amazing live music c…

North Jefferson City Pavilion

For the 15th year, the Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors will host a 5K run to benefit the Council for Drug Free Youth. This year’s race begins and ends at North Jefferson City Pavilion. Registration is $25. Details and registration form is at thelanding.missourirealtor.org. Or contact donna@jcabor.com.