1. Little Owl Boutique (children’s clothing)
Kids grow up fast. If you’re taking photos to commemorate these moments, dress your kids in styles they won’t be embarrassed by when you show the photos off later. Little Owl Boutique offers one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories and toys for kids from newborns to 4T at its new shop on North Ninth Street.
John Bell, Natalie Bell, Ann Bell and Jennifer Nardoni
2. Cash for Gold
A location of the nationwide Gold Buyers of America, Cash for Gold repairs, appraises, buys and sells jewelry. It pays cash for gold, silver and platinum in any condition, so if an old coin collection or Aunt Martha’s costume jewelry is weighing you down, cash it in at 2300 Bernadette Drive.
Gold Stop LLC
3. Linen King
The commecial linen service for the healthcare industry will be bringing The linen retail, rental and cleaning company will be bringing 25 new jobs to Columbia. With a focus on the healthcare industry, Linen King’s motto is, “Do one thing and do it well.”
Linen King LLC
Contact: 573 449 3700
4. Asian Lucky (oriental grocery store)
In the basement space next to New Jingo’s Chinese Restaurant, owner Ru Zhao will soon be selling fresh produce, Asian spices and other Asian foods. With the downtown location, Zhao says the store will likely be a new resource for carless foreign exchange students from the University of Missouri.
5. Dugout Sports Cards
Itching to keep card collecting alive in Columbia, Anthony Gallaher purchased a small shop on North Providence. Need a Scott Rolen to round out your 2006 Cardinals World Series-winning team? The variety is consistently updated at this shop, inside Itchy’s Flea Market.
Anthony T. Gallaher
6. Access Percussion
Owner Charley Waddill encourages customers to “Explore Your Rhythm” at this new drum shop on Rogers Street. Access Percussion sells, repairs and rents equipment and offers lessons. Whether you’re just learning to drum a downbeat or well on your way to rock star status, percussionists of all skill levels are welcome.