Orscheln Farm & Home opened its new Missouri Boulevard location Friday.
The store moved into a 54,000-square-foot space in Jefferson City’s former Kmart location at 2304 Missouri Blvd. The new location is more than five times the size of Orcheln’s old location at 3104 S. Ten Mile Drive.
Orscheln has expanded its clothing and pet sections at the new location, also adding a new outdoor section featuring fishing gear and outdoor apparel.
Mark Cullifer, Central Missouri district manager for Orscheln, said a new sporting goods section with firearms will also be a big addition to the new store.
“That’s a new venture for us going into the larger stores,” Cullifer said.
Despite rainy weather, Cullifer said foot traffic into the new store was swift Friday afternoon.
The new store sits near Hobby Lobby, Target and other retailers along Missouri Boulevard. Cullifer said he thinks it’s a prime spot and much better than the old location.
“We are excited to be in a new location that is a better facility and easier for our customers to access,” Cullifer said in a news release Friday.
Orscheln will hire 30 new employees to work at the new location, the company said in a previous news release. The store will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
The store will hold a grand opening Sept. 21-22 with specials, music and other festivities, Cullifer said.
Cliff Manor becomes Victoria’s Place
Owner Victoria Hanrahan renamed the former Cliff Manor Inn bed and breakfast Victoria’s Place by the River last week.
An open house will be 3:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday for members of the public to tour the mansion and enjoy refreshments.
Hanrahan bought the inn at 722 Cliff St. from former owner Steve Veile in May to find a permanent site for her yoga studio. Hanrahan said this week that the association of the house with a cliff needed to change.
“Cliff just sounded scary,” Hanrahan said. “I wanted people to understand that it’s more than just a bed and breakfast.”
Riders from the Katy Trail made up 85 percent of guests when Hanrahan bought the bed and breakfast. Under its previous ownership, the business closed from November through February each year. Hanrahan wants to keep the business open year-round by hosting events there.
Now, Hanrahan teaches yoga in a yoga studio at Victoria’s Place. The dining room holds 20 people, and Hanrahan recently began holding small weekly concerts on Sunday afternoons. Once football season begins, the concerts likely will move to Wednesday nights, she said.
Law firms with Jeff City footprint combine
A Kansas City law firm with an office in Jefferson City will merge with a St. Louis firm.
Corporate law-firm Stinson Leonard Street, which has an office at 230 W. McCarty St . in Jefferson City, announced plans to merge with St. Louis intellectual property law-firm Senniger Powers on Aug. 16.
Stinson Leonard Street’s Jefferson City office primarily provided advice and counsel to clients regarding governmental regulations and legislation, according to Stinson’s website. The office also offered legislative and executive-branch lobbying services.
Stinson has 500 attorneys in 15 U.S. locations, the firm said in a news release. Senniger Powers attorneys will join Stinson when the merger is complete Oct. 1.
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