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BizBeat: High-end pet product store opening soon

Published Sep. 17 2017

A new pet store is slowly opening at 700 E. McCarty St.

BizBeat: Jim Butler Chrysler opens

Published Sep. 17 2017

In July, Jim Butler announced plans to buy 65-year-old Beck Motors in Freeburg.

Historic neighborhood to celebrate its German heritage

Published Sep. 13 2017

Oktoberfest will celebrate German heritage for the 17th year later this month as Jefferson City's Old Munichburg area continues a...

TNL sets date for SoupStock

Published Sep. 11 2017

Foodies beware: SoupStock is back during the second-to-last Thursday Night Live of 2017.

BizBeat: Specialty barbershop opening second Mid-Mo location

Published Sep. 10 2017

A pair of Mid-Missouri entrepreneurs will open a new Jefferson City barbershop in late October.DJ Bishop and Stephanie Murray opened...

BizBeat: Checo's opens Wardsville restaurant

Published Sep. 10 2017

A new Mexican restaurant opened in Wardsville last week.

Plastics company to open in coming weeks

Published Sep. 9 2017

Construction on Axium Plastics' new factory in Jefferson City is on schedule, and the factory is expected to be operational...

Task force comes up with five-part plan to spur startups in Missouri

Published Sep. 7 2017

A task force created to suggest new ways for startup activity to thrive and flourish in Missouri turned in its...

Harvey fuels 30-cent hike in local gas prices

Published Sep. 6 2017

Mid-Missourians' pocketbooks are feeling the effects from Hurricane Harvey as oil companies struggle to get refineries and oil pipelines back...

Good weekend in the pits

Published Sep. 5 2017

The sound of jackhammers broke the tranquil air in Washington Park on what should've been a peaceful Labor Day morning.

Business leaders' support could transform historic southside community

Published Sep. 3 2017

A plan to transform Jefferson City's Historic Southside/Old Munichburg neighborhood has the support of business leaders in the neighborhood as...

BizBeat: Wheelhouse Pizza closes

Published Sep. 3 2017

Wheelhouse Pizza announced Aug. 3 on Facebook the restaurant at 458 Rock Hill Road had closed.

BizBeat: Tavern with feminine appeal opens on High Street

Published Sep. 3 2017

A Jefferson City native is building a chic tavern on High Street.For 12 years, Vicki Meyers bartended at elegant bars...

Jefferson City supporters, opponents trek to Springfield for Trump speech

Published Aug. 31 2017

President Donald Trump unveiled a four-pronged plan to overhaul the nation's tax system Wednesday he said will help middle-class Americans...

Ride-hailing law goes into effect statewide

Published Aug. 29 2017

A law regulating transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft went into effect Monday across the state.

Construction begins on Special Olympics campus

Published Aug. 27 2017

Twelve years after fundraising began, a Jefferson City training center for Special Olympics athletes is beginning to take shape.

BizBeat: New nail salon features creative flair

Published Aug. 27 2017

A new nail salon opened Aug. 9 in Jefferson City at 2121 Missouri Blvd.

Convenience store eyed at LU in old bookstore spot

Published Aug. 25 2017

Lincoln University's food vendor on Thursday showed members of the school's student government a concept for a convenience store that...

Local couples get engaged during eclipse

Published Aug. 23 2017

The sky went dark. The air grew quiet.

Council approves ordinances for St. Mary's TIF project

Published Aug. 22 2017

The Jefferson City Council passed four ordinances Monday night approving a plan by Farmer Holding Company to redevelop the historic...