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November: Closer Look

This month, we take a look at three of Columbia’s businesses: Party Perfectly, COMO Rocks, and Windsor Fashions.

Party Perfectly

Located across from Logboat Brewing Co., in the old Diggs Meat Packing building, you will find Party Perfectly. Set to open on November 27 for Small Business Saturday, Party Perfectly is a boutique brick-and-mortar store specializing in unique party products and event planning services. They offer creative products and brands to enhance a customer’s vision and inspire customized events. Regardless of what you are hosting, Party Perfectly will be your one-stop-shop for all things party. 

In addition to helping you find the perfect products in-store, staff can also help coordinate your event. Whether you just need a little guidance or full-on coordination, they offer something for everyone. Owner Samantha Boisclair is excited to bring an alternative to the big-box stores so that each event can be more unique and tailored to their customers’ vision. Whether it’s a birthday, graduation, game night with friends, or a wedding, Party Perfectly wants to help. 

1207 Rogers St., Ste. 102  

COMO Rocks

Dave McGee and Wil Palmieri aim to bring a world-class climbing gym to Columbia that offers an opportunity for everyone to climb. Their love for Columbia has made them passionate about bringing this facility to Mid-Missouri and sharing their love for climbing with others. 

Together, the two have nearly 40 years of climbing experience. When asked why they felt there was a need for a climbing gym in Columbia, Wil says: “To have a central gathering place that will encourage you to embrace your adventurous side and be socially rewarding. There’s a reason that rock climbing gyms were the only gym in the USA that saw an increase in sales during the pandemic and are now experiencing its largest growth, and that’s because rock climbing offers numerous social benefits that make it so much fun.” 

If everything stays on course, COMO Rocks expects to be opening their doors this December. During the month of November, customers can become part of the Ground Up Club — a membership that comes with exclusive perks and is only available to those who join before they open. They will also offer parties, classes, and yoga!

205 E. Nifong Blvd., Ste. 120

Windsor Fashions

Windsor Fashions, a leading special occasion and fast-fashion retailer, opened a new store at the Columbia Mall. The store officially opened its doors on September 9 and can be found across from Bath and Body Works.

Founded by the Zekaria family, Windsor opened its first store in 1937 with a mission that continues to this day: To create an oasis that inspires and empowers women. Windsor focuses on providing a broad selection of on-trend apparel for all occasions in a woman’s life. Whether customers are shopping for school-based occasions like prom and graduation, seasonal events like Halloween and New Year’s Eve, or everyday occasions like date night and brunch with the girls, Windsor provides a broad and inspiring assortment of the latest trends. 

Windsor holds a unique place in the occasion-based retail landscape. During a time when many fashion retailers are closing or downsizing, Windsor is experiencing strong momentum both in-store and online. 

2300 Bernadette Dr., Space 426A

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