Out with the old and in with the new, Columbia is saying goodbye to local businesses and as others open and revamp.


Where: 911 E. Broadway

After 29 years of business, Calhoun's gift shop is shutting its doors.

Lisa Klenke, manager and owner of Calhoun's, said "it's been a great ride," however, she wants more time to see her kids.

The store will officially be closed once the shop runs out of merchandise, according to its Facebook page.

Absolute Vintage

Where: 917 E. Broadway

Absolute Vintage announced in its Facebook event "Super Tag Sale" that they will be closing up shop because the business is not making enough revenue.

Owner Heather Garcia stated that its final day will be Saturday and that she will be hosting pop-up shops in local businesses in the near future. 

Beet Box

Where: 602 Fay St.

Chefs Ben Hamrah and Amanda Elliott of Peachtree Catering are opening Beet Box in August, which will be located just north of Logboat Brewery.

The restaurant will serve farm-focused Middle Eastern food, according to an article by Feast Magazine. The menu will have a few staple dishes but will change based on seasonal ingredients.

Smokin' Chick's BBQ

Where: 3301 W. Broadway Business Park Court

The original Missouri BBQ shop has converted to a food truck and catering-only company, according to their Facebook page.

Opened in 2004, the restaurant has decided to take a different route by no longer offering dine-in services at their location.

Supervising editor is Libby Stanford. Missourian reporter Allison Brown contributed to this article.

  • General assignment reporter, summer 2019 Studying magazine editing Reach me at kmeg3c@mail.missouri.edu, or in the newsroom at 882-5700.

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