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

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

Mid Rivers Insurance celebrated its new location at 1515 E. High St. with a chamber of commerce ribbon cutting celebration. Agent Joey O'Connor's agency offers home, auto, life and business insurance. Pictured cutting the ribbon: Joey O'Connor (agent) and his wife Britni O'Connor. Also pictu… Read More

Quest Diagnostics had a ribbon cutting at their new Jefferson City location at 999 Diamond Ridge Suite 101. Quest is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better health decisions. Pictured cutting the ribbon: Jerem… Read More

Jefferson City Schools Superintendent Larry Linthacum, Board of Education members, district staff, Capital City High School (CCHS) students, and CCHS staff are joined by Mayor Carrie Tergin, the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, and Nabholz Construction for a ribbon cutting cer… Read More

Jetawan and Chris Smith became sole owners of Care Planning Solutions and celebrated with a Grand Opening. Care Planning Solutions provides professional and compassionate in-home health care for loved ones in the comfort of their homes while the age gracefully in place.  Pictured are Jetawn … Read More

Wash Authority has moved to a new location at 631 W. McCarty St. The company provides professional exterior cleaning services.  Other services include interior and exterior window cleaning, commercial low-pressure building washing, fleet washing, graffiti removal and roof cleaning. Facebook:… Read More

Ready Popped brings you gourmet kettle cooked popcorn in many flavors. Great for gift giving or for that fun family get together. They also prepare glazed nuts and pork rinds. The business does fundraisers and events.  In addition to their online store, owners Luke and Kara Ready have opened… Read More

Scooter’s Coffee, a drive-thru chain serving expresso and other coffee drinks, plus a variety of smoothies and pastries, opened a new location at 2245 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City. scooterscoffee.com Read More

Dillard’s in Jefferson City had a ribbon cutting event to commemorate its transition to one of the company’s 30 clearance centers. The Jefferson City location in the Capital Mall on Country Club Drive will stock clearance merchandise from neighboring full-service Dillard’s stores. Pictured a… Read More

JCMO Pet Plaza opened last fall at 1005 Big Horn Drive. It is made up of three businesses for animal care: Premium Pets, Kitty’s Critter Care, and Got Your Six Dog Training. Premium Pets (premiumpetsjc.com) also has a location on E. McCarty. It offers natural pet food, gourmet treats, supple… Read More

The Tiger’s Den at 719 Jefferson St. opened in December. Vandderlee Hughes and Lamesha Newman opened the 2,000 square foot venue for events, which has a dance floor, seating area, bar and kitchen. Previously the couple operated Savanna’s Soul Food Restaurant and Event Space at 418 W. Elm but… Read More

Owner Scott Drinkard plans to rebrand The Off Ramp at the intersection of W. McCarty and the U.S. 54/63 offramp. It has been renamed The Office Bar. Drinkard also owns Spectator’s Sports Bar & Grill and The Pizza Company. He took over The Office Bar in October. Read More

Eyemart Express opened a location in Jefferson City at 2111 Missouri Blvd, Ste. C. The company makes quality eyeware that is affordable, quick and stylish. It also provides eye exams. eyemartexpress.com Read More

The parent company of Dressbarn in Jefferson City, Ascena Retail Group, announced earlier this year it would close all 650 of its stores and began the process earlier this month. Store manager Michelle Warner said the Jefferson City store will remain open through Christmas and is still recei… Read More

Furniture and appliance store Missouri Furniture has reopened their store at 908 US-54, Jefferson City. The store was damaged during the catastrophic tornado that hit Jefferson City in May. Missouri Furniture offers a wide selection of living, bedroom, dining, home office and outdoor furnitu… Read More

Coffee shop chain, Scooter's Coffee, is slated to open a new store at 2235 Missouri Blvd., Jefferson City. The company offers a wide range of coffee drinks, smoothies and teas along with bakery and breakfast items. They are expected to be open by the end of 2019.  Read More

Bowman Commercial Realty celebrated the grand opening of their new location at 2410-A Hyde Park Rd., Jefferson City. The company offers residential and commercial property management as well as business brokerage. Read More

Pet store and supply company Premium Pets opened their second store at 1005 Big Horn Dr., Jefferson City. The new location also partners with Got Your Six Dog Training and doggy day care center, Kitty’s Critter Care. Premium Pets offers a wide variety of food and treats for cats and dogs alo… Read More

Epoch Escapes celebrated their grand opening inside Capital Mall at 3600 Country Club Dr. Suite 318, Jefferson City. The company offers three different escape rooms ranging in levels of difficulty from beginner to expert. The rooms require patrons to solve a trail of puzzles to achieve a goa… Read More

Alcohol and tobacco shop Alcobacco is now located at 120 E Dunklin St., Jefferson City. The store made the move in order to get more foot traffic. The company offers alcohol, tobacco products, vaporizers, hand pipes, water pipes and various drinkware. Read More

Stockman Stoneworks celebrated the grand opening of a new showroom at 3918 Stockman Lane, Jefferson City. The company is a manufacturing plant that produces things like retaining wall blocks, stone, bricks, patio pavers and much more.  Read More

Restaurant Towne Grill at 315 Jefferson St., Jefferson City, is now owned by Matt and Rachel Bullock. The new owners plan to keep the decorum of the restaurant along with the signature coffee and food. However, the restaurant will also see new things such as a wider variety of lunch specials… Read More

Unique Creations Candle Bar celebrated their grand opening at  114 E. High St., Jefferson City. The company offers pour-your-own candle services where customers can pick their favorite scents and become a candle mixologist. Pre-poured candles are also available for purchase.  Read More

River Region Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of the River Region Community Room at 501 Broadway, Jefferson City. The location will feature a video-teller with enhanced ATM capabilities as well as a community center open to the public for meetings and events.  Read More

Howell's Carpet Outlet has relocated to 2014 Missouri Blvd., Jefferson City. The store made the move a few doors down from their previously location to accommodate for a larger showroom. The company offers free estimates as well as a variety of carpet and flooring options and installation. Read More

Travel consulting company Classic Travel and Tours celebrated the grand opening of their new store at 2410-A Hyde Park Rd, Jefferson City. The company offers information about trips as well as professional services to help patrons plan and book both statewide and international trips. 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

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

Wine shop and restaurant CORK has reopened at 124 E. High St., Jefferson City. The company offers a seasonal and changing menu of locally sourced food along with wine by the bottle or glass. Read More

Car dealership Riley Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac reopened a temporary location at 3205 Missouri Blvd., Jefferson City. The dealership celebrated its relocation and reopening four months after the May 22 tornado tore through Jefferson City. The company offers new and used car sales along wit… Read More

Comic book-themed cafe Gotham Grill celebrated its grand opening inside the Governor Office Building at 200 Madison St., Jefferson City. The company takes the place of Rick's Cafe which closed in April. The company offers a selection of coffee drinks along with breakfast items, sandwiches an… Read More

Central Missouri Dermatology celebrated its grand opening of a new location at 1705 Christy Dr. Suite 208, Jefferson City. The company specializes in comprehensive dermatological care and provides diagnosis and treatment of all skin, hair and nail diseases. Read More

Cosmetic surgery center Genesis Medspa celebrated its grand opening of a new location at 2511 W. Edgewood Dr., Jefferson City. The company offers body and facial esthetics as well as spa and wellness services. Read More

Mid America Bank is slated to open a new branch of the banking service at the corner of Edgewood and Stadium Boulevard, Jefferson City. The bank is expected to open in 2020 and will offer a full-service bank with personal bankers and lenders. Read More

Sue's Machine Quilting Company has relocated to 111 E High St, Jefferson City. The store was previously located in a basement and made the move to accommodate for the large quilting machines that are needed. The storefront opened in August but has plans to celebrate its grand opening in Sept… Read More

Antique and vintage store Dogwood Vintiques celebrated its grand opening at 1415 Missouri Blvd., Jefferson City. Along with selling antiques and vintage items the company also offers a wide variety of gifts, decor, clothing, and accessories along with an assortment of Missouri-made food and gifts. Read More

Restaurant chain Texas Roadhouse is slated to open Sept. 16 at 3104 S. Ten Mile Dr., Jefferson City, the former location of Orscheln Farm and Home. The steakhouse is best known for its steaks, rolls and buckets of peanuts. Read More

Fast-food restaurant chain McDonald’s at 815 Eastland Dr, Jefferson City celebrated a renovation and reopening in mid-August. The restaurant will feature new self-ordering kiosks and a new drive-thru system to make drive-thru ordering more efficient. Read More

Restaurant and bar Big Whiskey's is slated to open a new franchise at 627 W. McCarty Street, Jefferson City. The restaurant serves American eats along with a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. Big Whiskey's is slated to open Oct. 18. Read More

Home-style restaurant Nick’s Family Restaurant has relocated to 1507 East McCarty Street, Suite A, Jefferson City in August, after it was previously located inside the Jefferson City Memorial Airport. The restaurant serves traditional breakfast and home-style items. Read More

Steph’s Pooch Parlor on Wheels celebrated the grand opening of its mobile dog grooming business. The company offers baths, trimming and full haircuts, as well as dematting and deshedding services. Read More

Engraving shop Marble Graphics at 2421 US-54, Jefferson City, is under new ownership. Chris Balk and Leslie Koenigsfeld-Balk took over the company April 1. The company offers awards, customized coasters, name badges, plaques, paper weights and more. Read More

Upcoming Events

Joseph and Etta Miller Performing Arts Center

Playwright Ken Ludwig is back with a rollicking new take on a beloved legend. A greedy prince has taken control of England, and it is up to dashing outlaw Robin Hood to save the day. Join up and take aim with Robin and his band of Merry Men - and women! - as they champion the underdog and fight for justice. Packed with thrills, romance, laughter, and immortal characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood tells the enduring story of a her…

Missouri State Archives
Free

Long-standing structures—whether a tavern, bank clock or opulent mansion—provide us with a sense of place. Since 1993, the City of Jefferson’s Historic Preservation Commission has recognized more than 100 such buildings and sites in the community with its honorary Landmark Award. Over the years, recipients have included government buildings, schools, retail stores, manufacturing sites, houses of worship, residences and even freestanding monuments. In the city’s older neighborhoods, sever…

Capital City Productions

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

Joseph and Etta Miller Performing Arts Center

Playwright Ken Ludwig is back with a rollicking new take on a beloved legend. A greedy prince has taken control of England, and it is up to dashing outlaw Robin Hood to save the day. Join up and take aim with Robin and his band of Merry Men - and women! - as they champion the underdog and fight for justice. Packed with thrills, romance, laughter, and immortal characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood tells the enduring story of a her…

Missouri State Museum

The third Friday of each month, the Missouri State Museum will take visitors on a themed tour of the Missouri State Capitol at 3 p.m. These tours will be different from the standard tours given daily at the museum. Themed tours will explore a wide array of topics from in-depth looks at specific artworks to tours exploring the capitol as a product of the resources of Missouri.

Joseph and Etta Miller Performing Arts Center

Playwright Ken Ludwig is back with a rollicking new take on a beloved legend. A greedy prince has taken control of England, and it is up to dashing outlaw Robin Hood to save the day. Join up and take aim with Robin and his band of Merry Men - and women! - as they champion the underdog and fight for justice. Packed with thrills, romance, laughter, and immortal characters like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian, Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood tells the enduring story of a her…

Capital Bluffs Event Center
$15

The premier event to celebrate the music community and live music fans in Central Missouri. Nine bands, one state, one day. Bands are: Cherry Pistols, Rose Ridge, Soul Root, Shea and Shorty, Dope Ass Sneakers, Chill Bone, Usual Suspects, Burnin’Down The House, Point 08. Food by JQs on High. Bar drinks for sale. (No coolers.)

Missouri River Regional Library
Free

For more than 50 years, The Second Baptist Church Inspirational Choir has provided the gift of song to Jefferson City's historic African American congregation. Under the direction of music minister Barbara Burgess, the 30-member choir will provide an evening of music in the gospel tradition. The Church's origin is 1859, with early slave worshipers attending the predominantly white First Baptist Church. With the growth of the "colored" congregation, the membership chose their own deacons …