downtown columbia http://kbia.org en The future of downtown development, and Repeal 6214 http://kbia.org/post/future-downtown-development-and-repeal-6214 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:19:44 +0000 Austin Federa & Ryan Famuliner 52124 at http://kbia.org The future of downtown development, and Repeal 6214 Downtown Columbia businesses vandalized http://kbia.org/post/downtown-columbia-businesses-vandalized <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Lakota Coffee on 9<sup>th</sup> street was vandalized around 1:45 a.m. on April 18.</p><p>The vandal broke the glass in the front door and both front windows. They also threw red oil paint across Lakota's awning.</p><p>General Manager Andrew Ducharme says police were dispatched to the store after a 9-1-1 call came in just before 4:00 a.m.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:15:40 +0000 Hope Kirwan 51589 at http://kbia.org Downtown Columbia businesses vandalized New hotel opens in downtown Columbia http://kbia.org/post/new-hotel-opens-downtown-columbia <p>A new downtown hotel has formally opened its doors in Columbia.</p><p>The Broadway, a project four years in the making, celebrated its grand opening Wednesday with a ribbon cutting. The ceremony had members of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce as well as representatives from Hilton. The hotel has 114 rooms as well as a restaurant and rooftop bar offering panoramic views of Columbia.</p><p>The hotel was designed with Columbia in mind as ownership hopes it attracts local residents to The Broadway.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:57:53 +0000 Jason Hoffman 50778 at http://kbia.org New hotel opens in downtown Columbia Task force discusses funding for downtown Columbia infrastructure improvements http://kbia.org/post/task-force-discusses-funding-downtown-columbia-infrastructure-improvements <p>The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council formed a task force at their meeting Tuesday night. Its goal is to help City Council find the most appropriate way to fund necessary infrastructure improvements in downtown Columbia. While City Council will take the advice into account, they are feeling the pressure to make decisions now.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:53:46 +0000 George DuMontier 48826 at http://kbia.org Task force discusses funding for downtown Columbia infrastructure improvements What I've learned from leading walking tours (and why I hope you'll come) http://kbia.org/post/what-ive-learned-leading-walking-tours-and-why-i-hope-youll-come <p><em>Note: Kellie Kotraba&nbsp;is the editor of Columbia Faith &amp; Values (ColumbiaFAVS.com), which runs KBIA&#39;s&nbsp;Faith &amp; Values desk.&nbsp;</em></p><p>When I accepted my job, I didn&rsquo;t realize &ldquo;tour guide&rdquo; would be part of the job description. But here I am, preparing to lead a tour of some of Columbia&rsquo;s downtown houses of worship. And it&rsquo;s not the first time, either.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:16:44 +0000 Kellie Moore 42259 at http://kbia.org What I've learned from leading walking tours (and why I hope you'll come) MU faculty, associates push for clear plan to return museum to downtown http://kbia.org/post/mu-faculty-associates-push-clear-plan-return-museum-downtown <p></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:58:33 +0000 Harum Helmy 37290 at http://kbia.org MU faculty, associates push for clear plan to return museum to downtown Vintage arcade reopens in Columbia under new owner http://kbia.org/post/vintage-arcade-reopens-columbia-under-new-owner <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a room with a checkered floor that glows eerily under </span>blacklights<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, games ranging from Pac-Man to newer, shooter games line the walls.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:57:56 +0000 Casey Morell 32218 at http://kbia.org Vintage arcade reopens in Columbia under new owner Niedermeyer fate sparks conversation about CoMo's C-2 zoning http://kbia.org/post/niedermeyer-fate-sparks-conversation-about-comos-c-2-zoning <p></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:43:34 +0000 meredith turk 30328 at http://kbia.org Niedermeyer fate sparks conversation about CoMo's C-2 zoning Early homecoming football game may impact downtown Columbia businesses http://kbia.org/post/early-homecoming-football-game-may-impact-downtown-columbia-businesses <p>MU's morning homecoming football game this weekend may have a negative economic impact on downtown Columbia businesses.</p><p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:48:38 +0000 Kellie Stanfield 23509 at http://kbia.org Early homecoming football game may impact downtown Columbia businesses 'Columbia Imagined' forum focuses on downtown 'density' http://kbia.org/post/columbia-imagined-forum-focuses-downtown-density <p>The &ldquo;density&rdquo; of Columbia&rsquo;s downtown areas was a key topic emerging from the fourth phase of the city&rsquo;s public-input program known as &ldquo;Columbia Imagined.&rdquo;&nbsp;A slightly smaller crowd than usual gathered at Columbia city hall last night (Tuesday) to discuss the fourth phase of&nbsp;the planning program. Called&nbsp;&ldquo;Where are we headed?&rdquo;&nbsp;the&nbsp;discussion drew&nbsp;Columbia community development planners and a crowd of about 20 participants to&nbsp;discuss possible options for Columbia&rsquo;s growth.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:39:02 +0000 Megan Johnson 16212 at http://kbia.org 'Columbia Imagined' forum focuses on downtown 'density' Columbia Downtown Community Improvement District Board to vote on Tiger Town street closure http://kbia.org/post/columbia-downtown-community-improvement-district-board-vote-tiger-town-street-closure <p>Plans in Columbia for a downtown tailgating event at MU&rsquo;s Friday home football games are beginning to take shape. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:29:06 +0000 Carly Sedberry 15762 at http://kbia.org Columbia Downtown Community Improvement District Board to vote on Tiger Town street closure New bus route to run between MU, downtown Columbia http://kbia.org/post/new-bus-route-run-between-mu-downtown-columbia <p>The city of Columbia announced Thursday the addition of a new city bus route that will directly connect the University of Missouri and downtown Columbia.&nbsp; Mayor Bob McDavid calls the plan<a href="https://www.gocolumbiamo.com/CMS/announcements/announcement.php?id=191"> FASTCAT</a> &ndash;&ldquo;CAT&rdquo; being short for Campus Access Transit. The new route will bypass Wabash station creating a new central hub. Thu, 24 May 2012 21:57:04 +0000 Chloe Dake 14745 at http://kbia.org New bus route to run between MU, downtown Columbia City of Columbia implements new parking meters http://kbia.org/post/city-columbia-implements-new-parking-meters <p>The city of Columbia is trying out a new type of parking meter that gives drivers more options for how to pay.</p><p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:42:23 +0000 Courtney Kincade 10649 at http://kbia.org City of Columbia implements new parking meters Newscast for February 24, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-24-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>Stephens College reorganizes academic departments</li><li>No more Cool Stuff downtown</li><li>Missouri House passes English driver&#39;s license requirement</li></ul> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:49:08 +0000 Jacob Fenston 9422 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 24, 2012 No more Cool Stuff downtown http://kbia.org/post/no-more-cool-stuff-downtown <p>The kitschy and iconic downtown Columbia store Cool Stuff is closing its doors after 23 years in business. Owner Arnie Fagan, an MU alum, opened the store in 1988 as a tie-dye shop.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:29:45 +0000 9416 at http://kbia.org No more Cool Stuff downtown