Stories by Jessica
The first Capital City People’s Choice Missouri Wine Competition is coming to Jefferson City, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Page Library on the Lincoln University campus.
After nearly four months, Oscar’s Classic Diner is set to begin rebuilding the restaurant that was destroyed by fire in late January. Owners Kurt and Lisa Mankin are excited to continue the process of renovation.
Joan Fairfax, owner of High Street’s Chez Monet, is excited to begin a new chapter of business. Fairfax is transitioning into offering her bakery items from home.
Rumors are wrong, restaurant rep says
Despite rumors circulating, Missouri Boulevard’s Yen Ching is not closed. Nor is the Jefferson City restaurant closing. It's open for dining as usual.
Cookin’ up an old favorite
Looking to restart the legacy that ended in 2005 and keep the tradition alive, Sean Veit has taken on the task of reopening a long-standing family restaurant right here in Jefferson City.
TaNea Graves and Kasey Green, co-owners of the downtown Jefferson City catering company G2 Gallery, will soon be offering their services by way of wheels.
Helias Catholic High School President Didier “Di” Aur announced his resignation Tuesday, stating he’ll return to his previous place of employment.
Local service area not affected but certain customers are
U.S. Cellular customers across the country, including a few right here in Jefferson City, received disappointing letters last week highlighting the changes coming to their phone service.
Among new business licenses issued in Jefferson City
A new restaurant and lounge has opened in the Old Munichberg neighborhood of Jefferson City, bearing a similar name to the building’s previous establishment.
A taste for cuisine, art
A Jefferson City Downtown Association event held Thursday evening allowed participants to enjoy several different dishes. Another event on Friday highlighted the creative arts in the Capital City.
Growing more than produce
Local farmers’ markets are opening up for the season, and serving up fresh products to soothe the summer soul. In Jefferson City alone, three markets offer up locally grown produce and other goods.
Longtime car dealership Riley Toyota Scion celebrated a milestone last week in the company of community members, customers and supporters. The Riley brothers — Kevin, Mike and Carey — hosted the grand opening event on Tuesday at Riley Toyota’s new location, 2033 Christy Drive.
Agriculture professors Ryan Klatt and Nick Rackers drove off the Toyota Riley lot Tuesday in a brand new 2013 Toyota Tundra. The local professors were not contestants on The Price Is Right and didn’t win the lottery, but were honored for their everyday commitment to education and hard work.
Anytime the weather decides to move out of “winter” temperatures, a line can usually be seen outside Central Dairy. But there is one sure sign that summer is indeed just around the corner in Jefferson City — Sno Biz is opening.
Xpress Liquor & Smokes store will open at 510 Ellis Blvd. for walk-ins as well, but a drive-thru adds an extra avenue of service. Jay Patel said the family owned-business also operates in Fulton, Mexico, Troy and Kirksville.
Fletcher Kia is preparing a new dwelling, along Missouri Boulevard nestled in with other Jefferson City automotive dealers.
Driver’s ed class still vital without discount for insurance
Because learning to drive is inevitable, Jefferson City public, Helias and Blair Oaks schools are making that task a little easier on parents by offering driver’s education classes
Kim’s Nail Salon, owned by Kim Nocula, recently opened up at 706 Missouri Blvd., becoming the fourth such establishment located on the business strip.
Starting Monday, Midwest Products Group Inc., Midwest Block & Brick Inc. and Kirchner Block & Brick Inc. will consolidate all sales operations under one name, “Midwest Block & Brick.”
Two new signs adorn the top of their prominent building at Monroe and Whitton Expressway, pronouncing the new logo for Newman Comley & Ruth.
Sellers beginning to see multiple offers, experts say
Although Mid-Missouri doesn’t always follow the national trends, which have been inching up, local real estate agents agree housing prices are on the rise in the area
Canterbury Hill strives to be entertainment hot spot
An attractive hilltop view and an ancient castle inspired the name of the new Canterbury Hill Winery and Restaurant in Holts Summit, which opened last Tuesday.
Delivery service caters to dining out while you stay in
Americans have changed the way they eat during the last 40 years, and one local entrepreneur is capitalizing on it. A local multi-restaurant delivery service employs 28 drivers in Jefferson City and Columbia.
StartUp Jeff City is hosting a Motivational Meetup from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at G2 Gallery, 102 E. High St.
Area thriving after transformation
When Steve Rollins and Larry Kolb set out to improve the 100 block of East Dunklin Street five years ago, they envisioned the street as it appears today. A small, close-knit community featuring retail and residential.
Among new business licenses issued in Jefferson City
Mid-Missouri native Steve Gilpin opened High Handsome, a men’s exchange and consignment shop, in late January. Playing off of its address, 205 E. High St., the shop found its name.
Jefferson City will be home to some of the newest technologies in car care come Friday. Tiger Express Wash is taking over the 1510 Missouri Blvd. location, transforming the previous car wash to fit its specialties.
With just over a month away from the filing deadline, fewer Missourians have filed their taxes than this same time last year.
End of paper transactions may be more distant than projected
The decline of personal check usage seems to be glaringly obvious as “No Checks Accepted” stickers adhere to business countertops, and consumers make purchases online or transfer money through Paypal accounts.
D&K Collision and Refinish says its latest product, PPG Industries Envirobase high performance waterborne paint, falls into the "eco-friendly" category, and it's better for employees too.
According to Manilla.com, the Jefferson City and Columbia areas have some of the lowest credit card account balances in the country, averaging $1,300, and ranking sixth-lowest.
The building on the corner of Atchison and Jefferson streets is peppered with plastic and construction workers undertaking renovations for the SCUBA Adventure dive shop.
StartUp Jefferson City, a program led by local business people to encourage local entrepreneurs, has lined up three events for 2013. See www.startupjeffersoncity.com
Central Bank announced recently that it will add at least 25 new staff positions to its Jefferson City locations throughout the year.
Jefferson City's Downtown Association recently sent Stephanie Bell, its vice president, to a Missouri Main Street Connection conference to see what more can be done to revitalize and improve the historic area.
Tradition, sport outweigh the expenses
Considering the cost of permits, fuel, guns, ammo, boats, fishing poles, bait, lures, bows & arrows, camouflage clothing, etc., Missouri sportsmen and women contribute billions to the state’s economy.
JC stagnant on rankings, boost in wages to help
Jefferson City came in at number 63, neither rising nor falling in a year’s time, on the 2012 list of Best-Performing Cities conducted by the Milken Institute
Katelyn “Katie” Francis is your typical 13-year-old girl: a good student, big sister, and athlete. She practices shooting her pistol, rifle and shotgun each night. She travels across the country to enter shooting competitions.
Mortgage rates across the nation hit near the lowest they’ve ever been during 2012, but a slight increase recently has local brokers speculating low interest rates will continue to rise.
Local art venues offering social painting classes
Pairing art and wine has been trending from coast to coast, making its way to Jefferson City. This new social event offers adults a unique avenue to enjoy themselves, while getting in touch with their inner artist.
Sawadee’s to expand operations
Sawadee’s Thai Cuisine, 103 E. High St., plans to open a new location at 2215 Missouri Blvd., possibly next month.
After 25 years in business, Capitol Plaza Hotel has made some important purchases to keep it up-to-date and ahead of the hotel curve.
Marc Gottfried, vice president of brewing and chief brewmaster for the new William K. Busch Brewing company, was on hand Friday evening at Hy-Vee, offering samples of the company’s two lagers, Kraftig and Kraftig Light.
CHAMOIS, Mo. - Community members turned out by the dozens Thursday evening to look at the obstacles the local coal-fired power plant faces in the coming years. No decision to close has been made.
By the end of the year, Chamois will likely lose its major employer, the Chamois Power Plant, because of tougher EPA regulations and the increasing delivery cost of coal.
JCMO Cash Mob founder Chris Bell and his wife, Stephanie, both grew up in Jefferson City. When they were presented with the idea to start a “cash mob” group via Facebook, the couple jumped in head first.
'In Tune' with Jefferson City
Celebrating to the tune of camaraderie, the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce held its 2013 annual Chamber Gala on Friday evening at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.
Locals react to Obama’s plan to curb gun violence
Last week, President Obama spoke to the nation about his plans to curb gun violence. His ideas involved several executive orders as well as a host of actions to be voted on by Congress.
Guardsmen from across the state will test their combat skills during a statewide competition Saturday at Jason Gym in Jefferson City. The event is free and open to the public.
Billy Busch expands new brewing company to offer Kräftig
“Four ingredients. Zero shortcuts.” This slogan sums up the vision behind a new beer arriving in Jefferson City.