City’s first tattoo shop has closed

Jefferson City’s first tattoo shop to open is now the first to close.

Cadillac Ink, 301 Ash St., which opened shortly after the city lifted a ban on the businesses nearly three years ago, recently closed its doors. Does that suggest we’ve reached a saturation point with the remaining three businesses in town?

The manager of the most prominent of those, Capital Tattoo Co., 210 E. High St., says the tattoo business is typically slow in November and December, and much of the business during those months are Christmas presents.

But generally, business is good, said David Kroeger.

Combined signs

Mid-America Signs, 4742 Country Club Drive, is about to become two sign businesses in one. Former employee Matt Webery, who had branched off to start Envision Signs & Wraps in Eldon, is returning to add his business to Mid-America.

The Jefferson City business is now expanding to accommodate Envision’s specialty — the custom wraparound signs you sometimes see on buses, boats and vehicles from motorcycles to tractor-trailors.

Moose Bros. leaves city

Jefferson City lost a barbecue option with this fall’s closing of Moose Bros. BBQ, formerly Johnny’s Barbecue, 2413 Lorenzo Greene Drive. Moose Bros. BBQ still has its Russellville restaurant.

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